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HUSKIES TO FACE IN-STATE RIVAL BEMIDJI STATE THIS WEEKEND

 St. Cloud, MN – The #2 ranked SCSU Huskies place their four-game winning streak on the line hosting fellow Minnesota State Universities and Colleges institution, Bemidji State University at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center on November 16 and 17. These two teams have a long history of competition going back to the NCAA Division III years for both schools. There is also a number of crossover stories including Bemidij State University’s head coach Tom Serratore’s years at SCSU as an assistant coach under Craig Dahl from 1993 to 1999. On the other bench, current SCSU assistant coach Mike Gibbons is a graduate of Bemidji State University, where he played for the Beavers men’s hockey team from 1975 to 1979. He gained All-America recognition in 1978 and 1979, was a member of the national title-winning team in 1979 and started his coaching career at Bemidji State as an assistant in 1981. He served as the BSU head coach during the 1982-83 season, while head coach Bob Peters took a year-long sabbatical and was named the NHCA Conference Coach of the Year and the College Division National Coach of the Year. Also, of interest is current BSU goaltender Zach Driscoll began his collegiate career at SCSU during the 2016-17 season and then transferred to BSU becoming eligible to play for the Beavers this season. Also, current BSU sophomore forward, Brendan Harris was an early commit to SCSU before deciding to sign his national letter of intent with the Beavers. Finally, current BSU defenseman, Dillon Eichstadt is the nephew of former SCSU player, Scott Eichstadt who skated for the Huskies through the 1990-91 season. As a result, the multiple story lines will make for an interesting series between these two Minnesota schools this weekend in St. Cloud. MORE HERE   

TOP USHL GOALTENDER LAMOREAUX COMMITS TO HUSKIES

St. Cloud, MN – The Madison Capitols of the United States Hockey League (USHL) announced on November 11 that goaltender Joseph Lamoreaux has committed to play hockey at St. Cloud State University. Lamoreaux also announced via Twitter on November 11 “I am proud and honored to announce my commitment to St. Cloud State University. Can’t thank my family, friends, and coaches enough for all of their support!” The 6′ 1″ 190 native of Shorewood, WI recently completed a visit to SCSU and remarked ” I got to go visit the campus and meet all the coaches. It felt right. It felt like home. It’s a place I can see myself spending 4 years of my life.” MORE HERE

HUSKIES COMPLETE SWEEP OF DENVER PIONEERS 4-3

St. Cloud, MN – Denver goaltender Devin Cooley’s head had to have been spinning this weekend. Having played only three games last season he was thrown into the starting role and has played in every game. However, this weekend vs the #2 ranked Huskies it must have felt like a “Baptism of Fire” facing 80 shots in the series by a relentless SCSU attack that ended up sweeping the previously undefeated and #5 ranked Pioneers. Cooley did his best to shut down the Huskies making loads of impressive saves as the defense continually melted down in front of him. But, to his credit, he kept both games close losing both by the identical score of 4-3. And, in both games, it was the Huskies that had to rally from a two-goal deficit to capture the sweep. It’s now four straight come from behind wins for the Huskies who improved their overall record to 9-1-0 and NCHC record to 4-0-0.

For Denver, as expected, the Pioneers came out hard, seemingly desperate to gain an early lead in this contest. Their start was certainly effective putting the Huskies on their heels for a bit and attempting to throw a lot of rubber at SCSU goaltender David Hrenak. It certainly worked as the Pioneers gained an early lead on a goal by Cole Guttman, the former SCSU commit that was a thorn in their side all weekend. Defenseman, Les Lancaster carried the puck into the SCSU zone wide right and spotted Guttman in the slot feeding him perfectly for a one-time tapper and a 1-0 Pioneer lead. It was a great play by both players but admittedly also a missed assignment to have Guttman that wide open in the slot. DU extended their lead to two goals on another nice play by Liam Finlay with assist to Brett Stapley at 15:14 of the period. Stapley was left to circle behind the SCSU goal and found Finlay charging to the net and he one-timed an accurate pass past Hrenak for a two-goal lead. But, as they did all weekend, the Huskies responded quickly with a goal by Nick Perbix (Walker | R Poehling) just 37 seconds later to close the gap to one goal. Perbix took what appeared to be a harmless wrist shot low on the ice that trickled through the pads of Cooley for his first collegiate goal. After a slow start to the period the Huskies began to get their feet moving and ended up outshooting Denver 14-9 in the period.

The Pioneers got themselves in trouble early in the second period with a five-minute major called on freshman forward Jared Resseguie for kneeing. It was just what the doctor ordered for the Huskies as Blake Lizotte (R Poehling | Schuldt) scored to knot the game at 2-2 within a minute of the man-advantage. Poehling carried the puck around the rear of the goal and fed Lizotte who was in the slot and tapped it past Cooley for the game-tying goal. A series of penalties then had the Huskies on the power play again and this time it was Easton Brodzinski (Jackson | Schuldt) scoring his 5th goal of the season at 14:21 for the Huskies first lead of the game at 3-2. Schuldt slid a pass to Jackson who found Brodzinski who was stationed between the dots who simply had to deflect it past Cooley for the one-goal lead. But, it was Guttman again who gave the Pioneers life with a goal, his third of the weekend at 17:38 of period two. Jared Resseguie placed a short pass on Guttman’s stick and he wristed it from high in the slot past Hrenak’s stick side to tie the game once again. And, despite outshooting the Pioneers 16-3 in the period and 30-12 in the game up to that point still found themselves tied with Denver who converted three times on 12 shots on goal.

SCSU continued to step up their forecheck in period three forcing the Pioneers to dump the puck out of the zone to relieve what seemed like a never-ending attack. The Huskies did score on one of these attacks as Kevin Fitzgerald netted his third goal of the season at 9:07 of the period. Jack Ahcan carried the puck wide left into the zone, circled the back of the net and fed Fitzgerald between the dots and he wristed a high shot past Cooley who appeared to have been screened on the play. Once again, the Huskies had a one-goal lead at 4-3. The balance of the period saw a flurry of penalties – six to be exact that probably worked to the Huskies advantage disrupting any kind of flow for the balance of the game for the Pioneers. SCSU outshot Denver 11-6 for the period and held on for the 4-3 win.

For the game, SCSU outshot Denver by a huge margin of 41-18. DU’s Devin Cooley was very busy turning aside 37 of 41 SCSU shots on goal. Cooley took the loss and saw his record dip to 5-2-1. The Huskies David Hrenak saw a total of 18 shots allowing 3 goals. However, he still earned a win and improved his undefeated record to 7-0-0. There were 14 penalties called in the game – 8 on the Pioneers and 6 on the Huskies. SCSU was 2/9 on the man-advantage and Denver was 0/3. SCSU had the advantage in faceoffs 38 to 26 and there were 12 blocked shots on each side.

Jimmy Schuldt and Ryan Poehling each had a multiple point game with two assists.

Stars of the Game – #1 Fitzgerald (SCSU) #2 Brodzinski (SCSU) #3 Guttman (Denver)

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WALKER LEADS SCSU TO 4-3 WIN OVER DENVER IN BATTLE OF ROOKIES

St. Cloud, MN – The National Collegiate Hockey Conference is cultivating some high-test rookies and several were on display at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud on Friday. Of the seven goals scored, five were by first-year players including two by SCSU’s Nolan Walker and one each by Denver’s Cole Guttman, Emilio Pettersen and Brett Stapley. In the end, it was Nolan Walker and his Huskies that prevailed in an early season conference battle between the #2 ranked Huskies and #5 ranked Denver Pioneers. The two squads led by first-year head coaches David Carle of Denver and Brett Larson of St. Cloud gave the crowd of 4000 an exciting and fast paced contest and an early look at a half-dozen first-year forwards that should make a run at the NCHC All-rookie team this season. Between Walker and Hentges of St. Cloud and Guttman, Pettersen and Stapley they’ve combined for 18 goals. For the winning Huskies, Walker was the leading scorer on the night with 2 goals and an assist for three points. The win improved the Huskies to an overall 8-1-0 record and 3-0-0 in the NCHC placing them in first place in the early season standings. Denver who entered the series 5-0-1 suffered their first loss of the season. 

Denver got off to a good start with an early first period goal by former SCSU commit Cole Guttman at 9:21. Guttman entered the SCSU zone, used Jimmy Schuldt as a shield and sent a low wrist shot that beat David Hrenak stick side for a 1-0 Pioneer lead. But, it didn’t take long for the Huskies to respond as Walker knotted the game at 1-1 just 1:13 later. A turnover in the neutral zone placed the puck on Ryan Poehling’s stick and he carried it wide placing a pin-point goal mouth pass that was tipped in by a charging Walker for his 4th goal of the year. The Pioneers again gained a one-goal lead as another first-year player, Brett Stapley netted his second goal of the season at 17:01. Stapley converted a breakaway with a nice forehand backhand dangle that beat Hrenak clean for a 2-1 Pioneer lead. In a period in which the Huskies probably deserved a better fate than being down 2-1 outshot the Pioneers 15-10.

A minute into the second period Jimmy Schuldt was whistled for interference and Denver wasted no time scoring as another first-year player, Emilio Peterssen added his 4th goal of the season just 32 seconds after the Schuldt penalty. Peterssen’s shot from the left point found its way through traffic for a 3-1 Pioneer advantage. SCSU’s three-goal comeback then commenced with Walker’s second goal of the game at 2:14 of period two. SCSU’s first-year defenseman, Brendan Bushy placed a shot from the left point and once again, Walker was there to deflect it in to narrow the Denver lead to 3-2. This was Walker’s 5th goal of the season. Walker then had a hand in the next goal as well as he and Patrick Newell fashioned a nice give and go with Walker threading the puck on goal and Newell tipping it past Cooley for his 7th goal of the year. In a period thoroughly dominated by the Huskies, they then added the game-winner at 15:50 by Jimmy Schuldt ( Jackson | J Lizotte ) on the power play. With the Pioneers Liam Finlay penalized for hooking, the Huskies scored almost immediately – 4 seconds later to be exact to take their first lead for the game at 4-3. SCSU outshot the Pioneers 15 to 6 in the second period and the shot differential was truly an indication of how much the ice was tilted in their favor that period.

The Huskies did have to withstand nearly a minute and a half of a Denver two-man advantage to start the third period as a result of penalties to the Huskies Kevin Fitzgerald (tripping) and Jon LIzotte (cross-checking) but they prevailed and were able to ride out the balance of the third period outshooting Denver 9 to 8. With the comeback intact, the Huskies won their third consecutive game by a 4-3 final.

Coaches Comments: “After being down 2-1 our team showed a lot of character and made it through a tough point in the game and got better and better.” said coach Larson. We’ve asked them to keep playing the way they’ve been playing. We are starting to build trust with each other and stay with the game plan. That was one of the fastest games we’ve seen all year. That was a really good hockey game.” Concerning the play of Nolan Walker Larson commented ” Walker is jelling with Ryan Poehling and Robby Jackson. He’s getting some minutes with some pretty good players and he’s getting the job done.”

SCSU outshot Denver 39 to 24 for the contest and had a 39 to 22 advantage in faceoffs. SCSU was 1/5 on the power play while the Pioneers converted one of their three opportunities. The Pioneers were whistled for 5 penalties for 10 minutes while SCSU was penalized 3 times for 6 minutes. Devin Cooley (5-1-1) stopped 35 of 39 SOG for his first loss of the season. SCSU’s Hrenak turned aside 21 of 24 shots and improved his record to 6-0-0.

Robby Jackson (0-2-2), Ryan Poehling (0-2-2) and Nolan Walker (2-1-3) all had a multiple point game for SCSU. First-year players accounted for 9 points in this contest.

Stars of the Game: Walker (SCSU), R Poehling (SCSU), Schuldt (SCSU)

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#2 SCSU HUSKIES RETURN HOME TO FACE #5 DENVER PIONEERS

St. Cloud, MN – After having played six of their first eight games on the road, the #2 ranked Huskies finally return home to face the #5 ranked and undefeated Denver Pioneers at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. The Pioneers saw some wholesale changes to their team after the 2017-18 season but have responded nicely entering this weekends series with a 5-0-1 overall record and 2-0-0 conference record which includes a home sweep of Western Michigan last weekend. This series represents a return matchup between the two teams in the NCHC Frozen Faceoff Championship game last March . The Pioneers defeated the Huskies 4-1 in that contest. St. Cloud State enters this key conference series with a 7-1-0 record and a 2-0-0 conference record. Please note that Friday’s game will be at 7:07 Pm CT with the series finale at 6:07 PM CT on Saturday. Both games will be televised. MORE HERE

SCSU ROAD WARRIORS COMPLETE SWEEP OF TIGERS 2-1

Colorado Springs, CO- Coach Larson recognizes the value obtained from his team’s grueling early season road schedule. The approximate 10,000 flight miles that they’ve logged traveling to Fairbanks, AK, Boston MA and Colorado Springs, CO has noticeably bonded this team and given him time to connect better with his players with minimal distractions. It’s also given them the confidence that they can go on the road and be successful. On the other hand, they’ve hardly had a normal week of practice since the exhibition game with Mount Royal in early October. So, it’s a bit of relief that they’ll be returning to the friendly confines of the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center for several weeks until another road trip to face Miami the end of the month. With a 6-1-0 record, we can give the team an “A” for their results so far under their new coach. This past weekend, they added two early season conference wins with their sweep of the Colorado College Tigers at the Broadmoor World Arena. The 2-1 win on Saturday was not easy and probably was not without a little controversy. But, they overcame eight penalties and limited the Tigers to one power play goal in squeezing out this victory. It was another come back win as they had to do so on Friday as well. So, they return to St. Cloud with an enviable road record, will get in a normal week of practice and prepare to face the other Colorado team – Denver University on home ice next weekend.

On Saturday, they faced an improving Colorado College program that entered the weekend with a 4-1-1 record. With an outstanding goaltender and a cadre of players that can bury the puck, they gave the #2 ranked Huskies everything they could handle in the one-goal win. A fairly evenly paced first period ended with the two squads matching shots on goal at 8-8 and with nothing to show on the scoreboard. But, the first period was a precursor to the rest of the game with three penalties whistled including two on SCSU sophomore forward Blake Lizotte.

It wasn’t until the 11:28 mark of the second period that a goal was scored. Once again, the Huskies had trouble staying out of the penalty box being penalized three times in the first 10:30 of period two including the third penalty of the game to Blake Lizotte. Holding was the penalty du jour until Jack Ahcan was whistled for cross-checking at 10:30. With the man-advantage, Westin MIchaud gave the Tigers a one-goal lead with his fourth goal of the season with assists to Trey Bradley and Nick Halloran. A nice passing sequence between Halloran, Bradley and Michaud had Bradley putting a shot on goal that rebounded to Michaud who tapped it past Hrenak for a 1-0 second period lead. In a period in which the Huskies looked somewhat leg-weary, the Tigers outshot SCSU 11-10 and had a 1-0 lead heading into the final period.

The Huskies earned one goal back at 7:28 of period three to tie the game at 1-1. Jon Lizotte placed a shot on goal from the right point that deflected off the body of Nick Poehling to Jack Poehling who spun and shot the puck over Leclerc’s left shoulder for Poehling’s second goal of the season. The officials then had their input on the game as Westin Michaud was penalized for high sticking at 17:50 of the third period. The penalty had the Tiger fans howling and rightfully so as Easton Brodzinski netted the game-winner 1:24 later. Brodzinski ( Schuldt | R Poehling) captured a pass on the left half-wall and curled and ripped a shot from between the dots that beat Leclerc clean for a 2-1 lead. The suspense continued however as Sam Hentges was penalized for what else – hooking at 19:09 giving the Tigers a two-man advantage for the balance of the game with Leclerc pulled. Although they had several bona-fide opportunities, including a scrum in front of Hrenak, the Huskies held on for the 2-1 win improving their record to 6-1-0. The loss and weekend sweep at the hands of the Huskies placed the Tigers at 4-3-1 with two losses to start the NCHC schedule.

CC’s Alex Leclerc (4-2-1) was busy stopping 28 of 30 SCSU shots on goal. His counterpart, David Hrenak also faced 30 shots on goal stopping 29 improving his record to 5-0-0. In a penalty-filled game, SCSU was penalized 8 times and the Tigers 6. The Huskies were 1/4 on the power play while CC was 1/7. SCSU had the advantage in faceoffs 28 to 25. The Huskies blocked 25 shots compared to 12 for the Tigers.

“I thought we battled and competed for every inch of the ice,” Mike Haviland said. “That’s what you have to do. When you battle and compete like this, then you have a chance to win, and if you don’t, you won’t.”

SCSU returns home to face Denver University next weekend while Colorado College travels to Duluth to face #1 ranked UMD.

Stars of the Game: #1 Brodzinski (SCSU), #2 Hrenak (SCSU), #3 Leclerc (CC)

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HUSKIES EARN HARD FOUGHT WIN OVER COLORADO COLLEGE 5-3

Colorado Springs, CO – “Hockey is cruel – you continually dominate them and one shot and they are ahead.” tweeted hockey fan Keith Mueller. As unfair as it seemed to the SCSU fans watching this game on Friday, November 2nd, that was indeed the case. Albeit for a portion of the first period, the #2 ranked Huskies put forth a dominating effort but it took a four-goal third period to finally dispose of the Colorado College Tigers at the Broadmoor World Arena Friday. SCSU fell behind 2-0 in the first period and it was beginning to look like the Tigers would get their first win vs the Huskies on home ice since 2013. But a rally in the third period erased the Tigers thoughts of an upset as the Huskies prevailed 5-3 for their first conference win.

The vastly improved Tigers stunned the Huskies early scoring the first goal of the contest at 9:03 of the period just as a bench penalty for too many men expired. A pass from behind the goal by Trevor Gooch was wristed past David Hrenak for a 1-0 CC lead. The Tigers capitalized again to the delight of their home crowd after a penalty to Luke Jaycox for slashing. A shot from the left point by Kristian Blumenschein rebounded to Nick Halloran who finished it off for a 2-0 Colorado College lead. With the Huskies whistled twice in the period the Tigers outshot the visitors 8-6.

The Huskies came out hard in period two and exerted a great deal of offensive pressure on the Tigers and finally beat Alex Leclerc with a goal at 11:18 by Ryan Poehling, his second of the season. But, it was freshman, Nolan Walker that made it all happen as he did a half circle to the front of the net where he found Poehling all alone to Leclerc’s right one-timing the pass from Walker for a 2-1 game. In a period totally dominated by the Huskies, they outshot Colorado College 18-1 yet were still down by a goal.

The continued attack by the Huskies finally wore the Tigers down in the final period as they exploded for four goals to salt the game away. Behind 2-1, the Huskies finally tied the game on the power play at 8:51 after an exhibition of outstanding puck movement. Some great passing between Robby Jackson and Jimmy Schuldt led to Schuldt dishing the puck to Newell who one-timed a shot into a wide open right side of the net. However, the Tigers made things interesting responding 32 seconds later with a goal by Cole McCaskill. McCaskill took a shot from the left point that may have deflected off the blade of Nick Poehling’s stick and then off a player who was in front of the net and over the shoulder of Hrenak. This once again gave the Tigers a one-goal advantage and set the Huskies back to work. Robby Jackson again made a nice passing play sliding the puck diagonally across the front of the net to Easton Brodzinski who had an easy tap-in to tie the game at 3-3 at 12:53. The Huskies finally fashioned their first lead of the game at 16:34 on Patrick Newell’s second goal of the game. Kevin Fitzgerald fed Newell from below the goal line and Newell controlled the pass in traffic and got a shot off beating Leclerc stick side for a 4-3 lead. SCSU then salted the game away with a short-handed goal by Ryan Poehling, his second of the game. With CC on the power play and their goalie pulled, the Huskies won the battle of puck possession along the wall and it ended up on Poehlings stick who launched a 125 foot shot into an empty net at 18:36 for the 5-3 final.

"We played great in the first period," head coach Mike Haviland said. "They came out ready to go in the second but we still had a 2-1 lead. We have to find a way to win that game. There’s games where you’re not going to be at your best, but you have a chance to win — you’ve gotta figure out how to win them,” 


SCSU outshot the Tigers badly by a 41-16 margin allowing only 7 shots in the final two periods. Alex Leclerc was called on to stop 36 of 40 SCSU shots on goal while David Hrenak stopped 12 of 15. SCSU was 2 for 3 on the man-advantage while the Tigers were 1 for 4. The Huskies had a 42 to 21 advantage in faceoffs and the Tigers blocked 14 shots while SCSU blocked 8.

The Huskies had a number of players with multiple points including Robby Jackson (0-2-2), Jimmy Schuldt (0-2-2), Jack Ahcan (0-2-2), Ryan Poehling (2-0-2), Nolan Walker (0-2-2) and Patrick Newell (2-0-2).

The two teams complete the weekend series on Saturday with the drop of the puck at 7:00 PM CT.

Stars of the Game: #1 Patrick Newell (SCSU), #2 Alex Leclerc (CC), #3 Ryan Poehling (SCSU)

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#2 HUSKIES BACK ON THE ROAD TO FACE RESURGENT CC TIGERS

St. Cloud, MN – The #2 ranked Huskies pack their bags for their third extended road trip of the early season as they head to Colorado Springs, CO to face the Tigers in both squads NCHC series opener. Granted, the Huskies have not lost a game in the ‘Springs since 2013 and have sixteen wins in the last twenty games but after five years of rebuilding this is a different Colorado College squad. With greatly improved talent, experience and a winning mindset the Huskies are sure to have a formidable challenge ahead of them. One of the top road venues for Husky fans, the weekend should see plenty of sunshine and a beautiful locale for a weekend hockey trip. MORE HERE

NORTHEASTERN COMEBACK HANDS SCSU FIRST LOSS OF SEASON

Boston, MA – To the SCSU hockey fans in attendance, the “Let’s Go Huskies” chant which became more prominent in the second period at historic Matthews Arena probably seemed oddly out-of-place. However, the style of play of the two teams with the same nickname was very similar and led to a highly competitive and entertaining game on Saturday, October 27 in Boston. The SCSU Huskies forged a 2-0 lead early in the second period and it appeared they were on their way to their sixth win of the season.The Northeastern Huskies had other designs for the outcome in front of their home crowd. Outshooting SCSU by a 15-10 margin in the second period, they scored a late period goal and leveraged that momentum into the third scoring two more times en-route to a 3-2 comeback win over the #2 ranked Huskies. With a shake-up in a lineup missing senior Robby Jackson, SCSU seemed out of sync at times and the legs appeared somewhat weary in the second period. But they regained their energy in the third, outshot Northeastern 12-6 but couldn’t beat sophomore goaltender Cayden Primeau in this battle of netminders. In the end, it was a Hockey East win on this night with the hope by this writer that these two squads meet once again later in the season.
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HENTGES AND WALKER LEAD HUSKIES TO 7-0 BLOWOUT OF BC 

Boston, MA – As an athlete, there are certain events that you remember for the rest of your life. In Sam Hentges’s case, it would be impossible to forget October 25, 2018 in Boston, MA. at the Eagles’ Kelly Rink. A goal in each period provided the first-year forward with a hat trick and propelled the #2 ranked Huskies to a 7-0 blowout win over Hockey East’s Boston College Eagles. Not to be overshadowed by the Hentges hat trick, fellow first-year forward Nolan Walker netted two goals giving the freshman 5 of the 7 goals in the contest. And, sophomore goaltender David Hrenak stopped all 32 SOG as the Huskies improved to 5-0-0 to start the 2018-19 season. They’ve now shutout two consecutive opponents and outscored them 12-0 in those games with Boston College and Northern Michigan. Go back three games and they’ve allowed one goal. In all, first-year players accounted for 11 points on Friday including Brendan Bushy (0-1-1), Nick Perbix (0-1-1) and Spencer Meier (0-2-2).
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#2 HUSKIES EMBARK ON CHALLENGING HOCKEY EAST ROAD TRIP

St. Cloud, MN – It’s been a geography lesson for the #2 ranked St. Cloud State University hockey team early in the 2018-19 season. A trip to Alaska two weekends ago to face the Nanooks in a non-conference series was a good team bonding experience. The first week in November will have them in Colorado to face the resurgent Colorado College Tigers to begin conference play. Of immediate concern this week is a road trip to Boston, MA to face Hockey East foes Boston College and Northeastern University. The Huskies hosted the Eagles a year ago in St. Cloud but have not faced the Huskies of Northeastern since the turn of the millennium in November of 2000. Despite a combined early season 2-5-0 record for these two opponents it’s going to be a very challenging trip and a huge test for the Huskies who are off to a 4-0-0 start. A non-typical schedule has the Huskies facing off against the Boston College Eagles on Thursday, Oct. 25 and the NU Huskies on Saturday, Oct. 27.
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HUSKIES SHUT DOWN NMU WILDCATS 5-0 FOR WEEKEND SWEEP

St. Cloud, MN – The #4 ranked SCSU Huskies were so dominant on Saturday night they had the game-winning goal in hand by the 7:15 mark of period one. Further indication of their superiority in this 5-0 shutout was a 31-10 advantage in total shots on goal, having a success rate of 66% (2/3) on the power play and a shut down defense that allowed an average of 3 shots per period and yes, a shutout for senior goaltender Jeff Smith. Once again, it was scoring by committee with two power play goals, 5 different players scoring and 3 seperate lines scoring when even-strength. Expecting a much tougher battle from an experienced NMU squad on Saturday, the Huskies delighted their fans once again with quick transition, tape to tape passes and aggressive drives to the opponent’s goal. In the end, the Huskies placed 64 shots on 2017-18 WCHA First-Team Goaltender Atte Tolvanen over the two-game series beating him nine times in the weekend sweep.
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SCSU HUSKIES IMPRESS IN 4-1 WIN OVER NMU WILDCATS

St. Cloud, MN – The gas tank was full and the engine was running on all cylinders as the #4 ranked SCSU Huskies posted an impressive 4-1 win over the Northern Michigan University Wildcats on Friday, October 20th at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. The Huskies peppered NMU All-American goaltender Atte Tolvanen with 16 shots in the second period scoring twice including the game-winner by Easton Brodzinski as SCSU improved its record to 3-0 on the early season. Four different players netted goals on the evening and Blake Lizotte who seemingly was a part of every big play assisted on two of them. The only blemish on the evening was a five-minute major and game disqualification penalty to Jack Ahcan late in period two that led to the Wildcats only goal of the game.
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WILDCATS TO OFFER EARLY SEASON TEST TO SCSU HUSKIES

St. Cloud, MN – It’s been awhile – almost six years since the SCSU Huskies faced off against the Northern Michigan University Wildcats in a regular season matchup. A lot of things have changed since that early January 2013 series. The blow-up of college hockey after the 2012-13 season caused the Huskies to depart the WCHA for the newly formed NCHC and the Wildcats were forced to find a home in the WCHA after the dismantling of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). After an up and down season, the Huskies made a post-season run to the Frozen Four ultimately losing to Quinnipiac in Pittsburgh in the NCAA semi-finals. Northern Michigan, on the other hand, finished with a unremarkable 15-19-4 record having their season end in the first round of the CCHA playoffs to Michigan. However, the Wildcats led by non-household names like Thurber, Seckel, Macauley, Ludwig and Coreau swept a Huskies squad led by Captain Ben Hanowski, Hobey Baker winner Drew LeBlanc, Hobey finalist Ethan Prow and future NHLers Dowd, Brodzinski, Gravel, Kossila and Jensen. In that “locks of love” season, the Wildcats upended the Huskies by a 6-2 score on Friday and returned to complete the sweep with a 2-1 margin the next night. This weekend, the Huskies and Wildcats return to face each other in a throwback non-conference matchup at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. MORE HERE

HUSKIES SWEEP WEEKEND WITH 6-2 WIN OVER ALASKA NANOOKS

Fairbanks, AK – It was by no means a perfect weekend. The Huskies are off to a 2-0-0 start and new head coach Brett Larson has a nice beginning to his head coaching career at SCSU. But, with less than a week of formal practice behind them I’m sure Coach Larson has lots to work on. With segments of sloppy play and some positional snags in their defensive play it looked like early season hockey. But once the team got their act together in game two of the series they showed how explosive they can be. The Huskies scored three times in period three to break open a one goal game and cruised to a 6-2 final vs the Alaska Nanooks of the WCHA. At times they made it look awfully easy as Robby Jackson scored twice to lead the Huskies on this night.  MORE HERE

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HUSKIES EDGE THE NANOOKS 3-2 IN ALASKA

Fairbanks, AK – The #3/5 ranked Huskies traveled 2900 miles to get some work on their special teams in a 3-2 road win over the University of Alaska Nanooks on Friday, October 12. With the flow of the game dictated by the officials, the Huskies blanked the Nanooks man-advantage seven times and scored once in seven opportunities on their own man-advantage in the season opening victory. Senior Patrick Newell showed the advantage a skilled senior has in an early season game netting two goals and assisting on another to reward new head coach Brett Larson with his first win as the Huskies skipper. MORE HERE

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SCSU HOCKEY: 2018-19 SEASON BEGINS WITH TRIP TO ALASKA

St. Cloud, MN – If you’re crazy enough to head out by car, figure it’ll take you two days and ten hours to drive non-stop to Fairbanks, AK. Naturally, most sane people would book a flight which will get you there in about six hours with the luxury of earning back three hours with the time zone change. It’s a long, monotonous flight and it will be that way for most of the SCSU players and coaches. But, for sure there’s one player looking forward to the flight to Alaska. Nolan Walker is a home-grown Alaskan and it’s a special treat for him to play his first collegiate hockey game in Alaska. He told me ” It’s been a dream of mine to play Division I college hockey so putting on that jersey (last Sunday) was a dream come true. It will be special to play my first career college hockey games in Alaska in front of family and friends and I’ll have about 20 of them coming to the games.” When asked about his first time on the ice in a game situation for the Huskies he responded ” It was nice to get an exhibition game under my belt and get a feel for college hockey. I felt a little nervous to start the game but as the game went on, it felt like any other game. We have a great group of guys and I can’t wait to see what we can do this year.” The talented youngster impressed last Sunday, got some power play time and finished with one assist in the contest vs Mount Royal University of Calgary, AB. MORE HERE 

HUSKIES TOP COUGARS 6-2 IN EXHIBITION OPENER

St. Cloud, MN – Sure, it was just an exhibition to start the season but an important start for new SCSU head coach Brett Larson and his six first-year players . Although coach Larson admitted to the players “he too had butterflies” on the eve of his first game “he expected the first-year players to be nervous but thought they all did well and will just keep getting better.”

The 6-2 win doesn’t count in the pairwise nor the stats column but that’s not the point of these games. With only one full day of practice under their belt, the game allows the coaching staff to play it’s entire roster, do some experimenting and give the first-year players some valuable game experience. And, those first-year players took advantage of it with four of the six (Bushy, Walker, Perbix and Meier) garnering points in the contest. Larson said “they (the team) were shaking the rust off early but by the second period you could see the rust coming off and you could see how good this team could be.” He further stated ” I’m just really excited about where this group can get to. You saw small bits and pieces tonight. Once we shake the rust off and we get to know each other and build our identity together I’m excited about where this group can go.” MORE HERE

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5 MINUTE CLICK: SCSU HOCKEY UPDATE 10/5/18

St. Cloud, MN – New SCSU head hockey hockey coach Brett Larson begins his tenure behind the bench this Saturday as the Huskies face off in an exhibition contest with the Mount Royal University Cougars of Calgary, Alberta at 5:00 PM at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. MORE HERE

PREVIEW: DEPTH IS KEY FOR 2018-19 HUSKIES

St. Cloud, MN – Recent preseason polls have the SCSU Huskies pegged at #3 nationally (College Hockey News), #6 (US College Hockey Online) and to finish #2 in the NCHC. I don’t place a lot of confidence in preseason polls even though they make for fun preseason discussion. However, I’ll make a few general predictions about the Huskies prospects for this season:

​ The Huskies WILL be a legitimate favorite to repeat as Penrose Cup Champions in 2018-19. 

 They WILL treat their fans to another NCHC Frozen Faceoff appearance in St. Paul in March.

 They WILL make their 13th all-time appearance in the NCAA tournament in the 2018-19 season. 

If I’ve learned anything about the formula for success in college hockey it’s essentially three things beyond outright talent – experience, depth and goaltending. This team is blessed with all three. SCSU loses four players from the 2017-18 squad that went 25-9-6 overall, won the regular season NCHC title and made their 12th appearance in the NCAA tournament – 5th in six seasons. Success under new Head Coach Brett Larson should follow once again. MORE HERE

AJHL'S ETHAN LEYER COMMITS TO THE SCSU HUSKIES 

St. Cloud, MN – The St. Cloud State University run on commitments continues as a speedy forward from the Alberta Junior Hockey League announced his commitment to the Huskies via twitter on September 27th. Ethan Leyer, a 5′ 8″ 155 pound right-shooting forward from St. Albert, AB announced “I’m honoured to announce my commitment to play Division 1 hockey at St. Cloud State University. I’d like to thank my coaches, friends and most importantly my family for helping me pursue my hockey goals!”

The 16 year-old is currently skating for the Bonnyville Pontiacs of the AJHL and has one assist in 5 games. He had an awfully productive season in 2017-18 while playing for Northern Alberta Elite 15’s of the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) scoring 17 goals and adding 32 assists for 49 points in just 35 games. The Elite 15’s are the top midget division of the CSSHL.

One of Leyer’s biggest assets is his breakaway speed. He’s good around the net and has shown an ability to put up impressive offensive numbers at every level he’s played including 54 points in 33 games at the bantam AA level and 68 points in 36 games at the bantam AAA level. .

Leyer was a 2017 draft choice of the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League.

HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR 2018-19 SCSU ROOKIE CLASS

St. Cloud, MN – Despite having two collegiate National Championship rings, consider head coach Brett Larson a member of the 2018-19 SCSU “Rookie” class. Larson began his coaching career in 2008-09 as an assistant with the UMD Bulldogs. After three seasons, he assumed the head coaching position for the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League. He then moved on to Ohio State University as Associate head coach for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 season helping to recruit some of the players on the 2017-18 Frozen Four Buckeye team. He returned to UMD and most recently was a member of the Bulldog staff for two seasons. Larson was a member of the coaching staff for both the 2011 and 2018 National Championship Bulldog squads. Additionally, Larson, served as the head coach for gold medal-winning Team USA at the 2012 World Junior A Challenge. He captained the Bulldogs during his senior year in 1994-95 when he attained Western Collegiate Hockey Association All-Academic Team recognition for a third straight time and also landed the team’s Community Service Award. He was selected in the 11th round by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1990 National Hockey League draft. Hired in April, Larson became the third coach in SCSU Division I history and immediately began the task of transitioning the team to a new coaching staff. MORE HERE

BLOOMINGTON'S CHASE BEACOM COMMITS TO SCSU

St. Cloud, MN – The SCSU Huskies of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference have had a nice run of commitments from some very talented young defensemen. Already committing for the future are youngsters Jack Peart, Evan Bushy, John Opilka and Christian Miller. They apparently have landed another commitment in mobile, puck moving defenseman, Chase Beacom, a native of Bloomington, MN. Beacom announced via Twitter on August 29 “I am honored and excited to announce my commitment to play Division I hockey and further my education at St. Cloud State University. Thank you to my family, friends and coaches on helping me get to where I am today.”

A 2003 birth date, the left shooting Beacom already has one year of varsity hockey under his belt skating in 25 games for Bloomington Kennedy H.S. compiling 1 goal and 6 assists for 7 points as a 9th grader. Along with previous SCSU commit and fellow defenseman, Jack Peart, he was ranked as one of the top 2003 birth dates in Minnesota. As a result, in May, Beacom was selected to participate in the World Selects Invite in Philadelphia showcasing the top 2003 birth dates in the world. He had 2 goals in 7 games in that showcase. Currently listed at 5’5″ and 140 pounds, Beacom has some growing to do but reminds of current Husky Jack Ahcan as a smart puck mover with grit.

Neutral Zone, a prominent amateur scouting and ranking service described Beacom as an “undersized athletic defender who is agile in tight areas. His lateral movement in the neutral zone was worth noting and we liked his battle level. He likes to hit and he squeezes off forwards on zone entries. Regularly he hits his outlets tape to tape and makes sound decisions with the puck. A nice skill and grit combo defender who will get better as he grows.”

Beacom could arrive on campus at SCSU for the 2022 season.

WISCONSIN NATIVE BROCK BAKER SELECTS SCSU HUSKIES

St. Cloud, MN – There are a lot of adjectives used to describe the latest player to commit to St. Cloud State University hockey: “undersized, speedy, shifty, explosive” are just a few. SCSU hockey fans will have a first-hand look at those skills in the future as Brockton Baker announced his commitment to SCSU hockey via twitter on September 2nd. Baker announced ” Very proud and honored to announce my commitment to play DI hockey for St. Cloud State University! Thank you to all the family, friends and coaches who have helped me along the way!” MORE HERE

EVAN BUSHY COMMITS TO ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY 

St. Cloud, MN – The St. Cloud State University Huskies received a commitment from an athletic, speedy, two-way defender as Thief River Falls native Evan Bushy announced his commitment to the Huskies via Twitter on August 20. He announced “Honored and excited to announce my commitment to play college hockey at St. Cloud State University! Thanks to all who have helped !” And, oh by the way, he just happens to be the brother of incoming first-year SCSU defenseman, Brendan Bushy. The sixteen year-old (2002 birth date) 6’0″ 180 pound left shooting defenseman, led his Thief River Falls High School squad to the Section 8 championship and the Class A Minnesota State High School Tournament in 2018.

Bushy finished the 2017-18 season (including playoffs) with 11 goals and 22 assists for 33 points in 31 games. This included 6 power play goals and 2 points in 3 state tournament games. Bushy was also a draft choice of the Sioux Falls Stampede in the 2018 USHL Futures Draft. He will return to lead his TRF Prowler squad as a Junior into the 2018-19 season. 

Neutral Zone, a prominent scouting service noted ” (Bushy) has size, speed and agility on the blue line. He is alert and aware in his own end, has a good stick and moves the puck quickly. He looked very athletic and is a younger player with tons of up-side. He has a whole bunch of tools and is a player to watch”.

Obviously, the opportunity to play collegiate hockey with his brother Brendan was one of the keys to his commitment to St. Cloud. He told me ” Brendan and I have always been close and to have a chance to be a teammate with him is very special.” He further stated “The big thing I like about St. Cloud was the culture, the coaching staff, the facilities and the community. The chance to play with my brother was hard to pass up.” On his style of play Bushy noted ” I’m a two-way defenseman who is very active on both ends of the ice and can play in any situation.”

Bushy joins an already solid group of commitments on the blue line including Brady Ziemer, Valtteri Pirronen, Christian Miller, Jack Peart and John Opilka. 

SCSU HOCKEY ALUMNI BOND AT STILLWATER GOLF OUTING

Stillwater, MN – With slightly less than 70 days before the start of the 2018-19 hockey season, SCSU coach Brett Larson engaged a number of former SCSU players in a leisurely round of golf and dinner on 7/28/2018 at the Indian Hills Golf Course in Stillwater, MN.  The groups represented a number of different eras of Husky hockey including the undefeated 1961-62 SCSU squad represented by John Duncan, Al Paulson, Dale Carmichael and Ed Noble. Other notables included former NHLers Duvie Westcott and Joe Motzko, SCSU All-Americans Dave Reichel, Scott Meyer, Ethan Prow and recent players Andrew Prochnow, Judd Peterson and Joe Rehkamp also enjoyed a day of golf. It was great fun to chat with the former players such as George Awada who spent many years playing hockey in Ireland, Jon Ammerman, now the head coach at Moorhead High School  and recently departed SCSU assistant Garrett Raboin now with the University of Minnesota. 

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AUSTRALIAN ZACH OKABE COMMITS TO SCSU HOCKEY

St. Cloud, MN – For a seventeen year-old, Zachary Okabe has seen a lot of the world. Born in Japan and raised for a portion of his life in Australia he has dual citizenship in Australia and Japan. Okabe  moved to the USA for a bit, played hockey on Vancouver Island and then moved to Okotoks, Alberta (just south of Calgary) to skate for the Grand Prairie Storm of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL). Okabe’s next move will be to St. Cloud, Minnesota as the forward announced his commitment to the Huskies via Twitter on August 9. Okabe announced “Proud and honoured to announce my commitment to play college hockey at St. Cloud State University . I would like to thank my family, teammates, coaches, and friends that helped me along this journey.” STORY HERE

JOHN OPILKA COMMITS TO ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY

St. Cloud, MN  – The St. Louis Junior Blues announced via twitter on July 28 that 15 year-old left shooting defenseman, John Opilka (Effingham, IL) has made a commitment to play hockey at St. Cloud State University.  The Blues announced  “Congratulations to U16 AAA Blues defensemen @pilks_7 on his commitment to St.Cloud State hockey”. The 6’1″ 190 Opilka skated for the Junior Blues during the 2017-18 season playing in 55 games and compiling 4 goals and 8 assists for 12 points. In July, he was invited to the Select 16 USA Hockey Development Camp in Buffalo, NY among 180 of the top players in his age group in the USA. STORY HERE

2018 TELUS CUP CHAMP RANDAZZO COMMITS TO SCSU

St. Cloud, MN – It’s been a while since the St. Cloud State University Huskies have rostered a player from the prestigious Notre Dame Hounds hockey program in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. Recognized as one of Canada’s top amateur development programs, it combines an amazing tradition of hockey success with an emphasis on academic excellence at Athol Murray College Preparatory School. Andrew Gordon was the last player to skate for the Huskies from this famed school competing for the Huskies for three seasons from 2004-2007 after two seasons with the Notre Dame Hounds. The Halifax, Nova Scotia native was a member of the 100 point club in just three seasons scoring 51 goals and adding 51 assists for 102 points. A draft choice pf the Washington Capitals, Gordon has had an extensive professional career in the ECHL, AHL and played 55 games in the National Hockey  league. For the past few seasons he has played in the Swedish Hockey League (SweHL.).

On January 13th, it was announced that former Alexandria, MN  High School goaltender Aaron Randazzo has committed to the SCSU Huskies. “FCA Hockey Advisors is excited to announce that Advisory Player Aaron Randazzo has committed to play his college hockey at St. Cloud State University!”. Randazzo, who just turned 17 in May, is a 6″0″ 177 pound left-catching goaltender who played 15 games for the Alexandria Cardinals as a freshman in 2016-17 and  21 games for The Notre Dame Hounds AAA Midget program competing in the Saskatchewan Midget Hockey League (SMHL). Randazzo posted outstanding numbers compiling a 1.62 GAA and .920 SV% in 21 regular season games and 1.00 GAA and .951 SV% in 4 Telus Cup playoff games.

Considered one of Canada’s prestigious championships, the Cup represents the champion of the National Midget Tournament. Randazzo was a key component of this championship making 29 saves in the title game vs Cantonniers de Magog (Quebec).  Neutral Zone, a prominent scouting and player ranking service gave Randazzo an “A” ranking for his performance in the Telus Cup. They stated ” Has good size and very good mobility. He plays with a lot of confidence as he comes out and challenges the shooter. He’s had a great week (in the Telus Cup) winning all 4 games and only giving up 4 goals. He had no glaring weaknesses as he is a very sound goalie”.

Randazzo was also recently invited to the 2018 USA Hockey Development Camp in Buffalo, NY and received a “B’ ranking from Neutral Zone. They commented ” He reads the play well, gets in position and sits and stays square with the shooter. He doesn’t have any unnecessary movement. He was calm and focused and made difficult saves look routine. With his size and technical ability he has a bright future ahead.”

Randazzo is currently competing for a position with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League for 2018-19. It is estimated he could join the Huskies for the 2020-21 season.

This is an intriguing commit for the Huskies in a player who has seen a great deal of success as a youngster. His upside and development is certainly something to keep an eye on for the next few seasons. An athletic goaltender who appears to have made the Dubuque Fighting Saints roster as a high school aged junior is very impressive. MORE HERE

SARTELL'S MEIER TO JOIN HUSKIES IN 2018-19

St. Cloud, MN – If you take a look at the recently posted 2018-19 SCSU Men’s Hockey Roster you’ll note the addition of Spencer Meier to the already deep crew of defensemen on this years squad. Meier, who was a recruit of former coach Bob Motzko, reaffirmed his commitment to SCSU after meeting with the current SCSU coaching staff and completed his National Letter of Intent for the 2018-19 season. The Sartell, MN  native made great strides after one season with the Fargo Force of the United States Hockey League and was instrumental in the team’s Clark Cup Championship this past season.

Individually, the 6′ 4″ 190 pound Meier had a solid season both on the offensive and defensive end of the rink completing the season tied for the USHL lead in power play assists with 22 and 7th among USHL defenseman in plus/minus at +18. He was also tied for 7th among defenseman with 34 points in 59 games. Fargo Force coach Cary Eades told the St. Cloud Times in May  “He can shoot the puck, has good vision, great hockey sense and is very coachable. He’s a very well-rounded defenseman. He’s not just a guy who plays offense. He can defend.”

Meier will join a solid group of first-year defensemen in 2018-19 including Elk River’s Nick Perbix, a 6’4″ 193 pound Tampa Bay Lightning draftee who played for Omaha of the USHL this past season and Brendan Bushy, a 6’2″ 214 pound Thief River Falls, MN native who was a two-year veteran of the Dubuque Fighting Saints.

The Huskies will enter the 2018-19 season with ten defenseman including seniors Jimmy Schuldt, Jon Lizotte and Mika Ilvonen, Juniors Clark Kuster and Jack Ahcan and sophomores Luke Jaycox and Tyler Anderson. It’s quite likely the team could experiment with Mika Ilvonen at forward during the season.

HERB BROOKS AWARD WINNER MOLENAAR COMMITS TO SCSU

St. Cloud, MN – The Herb Brooks Award is given to the most qualified hockey player in the state tournament who strongly represents the values, characteristics, and traits that defined Herb Brooks. Maybe it’s appropriate that the 2018 Class AA Herb Brooks Award winner Joey Molenaar, will be lacing up his skates in the future at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud. Molenaar announced via Twitter on June 21st “Honored to announce my commitment to play college hockey at St. Cloud State University! I appreciate all of the support over the years.”  

Beyond the fact that Molenaar is a recognized leader in the locker room and on the ice the 6′ 181 pound left-handed shooter also proved his playing abilities as well scoring 31 goals and adding 12 assists for 43 points in 31 games for the State Class AA Champion Minnetonka Skippers. A player with a tendency to perform in big games, Molenaar had two goals and four assists in the state tournament. Playing for Team SW in the MN Elite League Molenaar scored 5 goals in the 2017 championship game. Neutral Zone, a prominent scouting and ranking service ranked Molenaar as one of seven “A” ranked players in the 2018 Class AA State Tournament. They noted “His play is a bit understated. He managed the puck well, got shots to the net and has good size and strength. He competes hard, slides to good spots without the puck and set up screens well. He is balanced on his skates and strong on the puck. He also has a slick element to his game as he is able to slip pucks into defenders’ blind spots around their feet and between their stick and body. Played in every key situation. Made everyone better and is a coach’s dream. Prepared and consistent player.”

Molenaar finished the 2017-18 season playing for the Aberdeen Wings of the NAHL, the same team current Husky Kevin Fitzgerald played for in 2016-17. He was drafted 62nd overall by the Tri-City Storm  in the 2018 USHL Entry Draft.

It is assumed Molenaar will play at least a season of Junior hockey before joining the Huskies.

GRAND RAPIDS JACK PEART COMMITS TO SCSU

Mobile, puck-moving defenseman, Jack Peart of Grand Rapids, MN announced via Twitter on June 4th his commitment to St. Cloud State University. He announced, “Honored to announce my commitment to play college hockey at St. Cloud State University. Thanks to my teammates, family, and coaches.”

The ’03 birth-date Peart has been opening eyes in hockey circles and was recently ranked as a top-ten American player eligible to be drafted by Canada’s Western Hockey League in their recent draft. Typically, US players do not go that route preferring to play in the United States. Neutral Zone, a well-known ranking and profiling service recently noted “A heady offensive defender who lacks size but not strength or power. He shows a tremendous amount of puck poise, eyes are always up, waiting out defenders for lanes to open or quickly finding teammates from long distance. Not afraid to rush the puck up ice, Peart is always involved in the offense. He has a hard shot but accuracy isn’t always a strength, but he gets his chances every view we saw. Nearly every puck touch is a positive one with Jack. Defends very well, smart angles, active stick, in shooting lanes, strong awareness, and ability to separate players off the puck with stick or body. He plays the style the game calls for. Another early NCAA commit player and USNTDP Camp invite.” Further, Neutral Zone had him ranked as one of three “A” rated Minnesota players at defense in their “Top 55 rankings.” If one was to characterize his game it does show similarities to UMD’s outstanding young defenseman, Scott Perunovich. However, time will tell if that comparison will stick.

Peart is the second Grand Rapids player to commit to SCSU joining former Grand Rapids High School star and forward Micah Miller who will be joining the Huskies this season. Miller competed for the Sioux City Musketeers in 2017-18.

In throwing his commitment to the Huskies Peart told me “they have a great coaching staff and a great program and (St. Cloud is) just a great hockey town in general”.

CENTERICEVIEW 2018-19 SCSU ROAD TRIP RANKING 

I’ve been a St. Cloud State University hockey road warrior since 1986 and have literally been to nearly every hockey venue the team has visited since. As such, it probably gives me a bit of credibility to compile a list of the top destinations for SCSU hockey fans to attend during the 2018-19 season. Keeping in mind that fans have different travel budgets and tastes my list won’t be suited to every fan. Unfortunately, this season only allows 4 of 9 road trip destinations to be traveled to by car and that includes Western Michigan which is a journey of about 9 hours. Thus, with a tremendous road trip schedule this may be the year to dig into the piggy bank and consider a flying trip. These rankings take into consideration ease of travel, budget, attractions and expected competitiveness of the contests.  So, with that said here’s my list of the top road trip destinations (with comments) for SCSU hockey fans for the 2018-19 season: MORE HERE

SCSU RECRUIT NOLAN WALKER FOLLOWING THE TRAIL OF NIC DOWD

St. Cloud, MN – St. Cloud State University recruit Nolan Walker has covered a lot of ground in his young hockey career.  The 19 year-old Anchorage, Alaska native has taken his skill set to Culver, Indiana for three seasons prior to landing in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for the 2017-18 season. That prepped him for his next move to St. Cloud, MN to continue his hockey career with Brett Larson’s Huskies of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. One of the top offensive threats in the USHL this past season, Walker is described by some as the top offensive player in the league when it comes to his overall skill level.
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FINLAND'S VALTTERI PIIRONEN COMMITS TO SCSU

St. Cloud, MN – For the second consecutive day, the St. Cloud State University Huskies have received a commitment from a Finnish junior hockey player. Valtteri Piironen announced via Twitter on May 10 ” I am really excited to announce my commitment to University of St Cloud State!! And I am so exited to go to the Sioux Falls Stampede next season!” The 6’3″ 185  pound left-shooting defenseman is a native of Pyhaselka, Finland and skated for Lukko U18 squad of the Jr B SM-Sarja league in 2017-18. The seventeen year-old posted 3  goals and 14 assists for 17 points in 48 games. He also had 1 point in 3 league playoff games. He also has competed internationally with the Team Finland U17 team.
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FINNISH JUNIOR HOCKEY STAR ANNOUNCES COMMITMENT TO SCSU

St. Cloud, MN – The SCSU Huskies pipeline to Finland apparently is still alive and well with the announced commitment of Finnish Junior hockey star Jami Krannila. Krannila announced via Twitter on May 9 “Proud and excited to announce my commitment to play hockey at the St. Cloud State University. I would like to thank all my friends, family, teammates and coaches for helping me get to this point in my career.” The 5′ 10″ 150 pound left-shooting centerman is a native of Nokia, Finland and skated for Tappara U18 squad of the Jr B SM-Sarja league. He was the leading scorer on the team posting 24 goals and 41 assists for 65 points in 46 games. He also had 4 points in 4 league playoff games. Marco Bombino of  McKeens Hockey, a scouting service described  Krannila as a “smooth, quick skater with strong offensive skills and instincts. He’s somewhat lightweight but deceptive with the puck and can stickhandle and maneuver in tight spaces. Has an accurate wrist shot. He anticipates the play really well, both with and without the puck, and knows where his teammates are on the ice in order to feed them the puck. Krannila plays in all situations for his team”. MORE HERE

2018-19 SCSU MEN'S HOCKEY SCHEDULE

The St. Cloud State University Huskies of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference have provided its TENTATIVE schedule for the  2018-19 season. Please note times have not been finalized due to TV arrangements being finalized. St. Cloud State will have 12 scheduled conference series not including the playoffs. The non-conference schedule and dates include Alaska, Northern Michigan, Boston College, Northeastern, Bemidji State and an appearance in the Three Rivers Classic in Pittsburgh.They will have 6 home and 6 away conference series. They will play home and home series with Minnesota-Duluth, Omaha, Miami, Colorado College and Western Michigan and single series with North Dakota (Away only) and Denver (Home only). The non-conference schedule includes home series with Northern Michigan and Bemidji State. The Huskies will travel to Alaska, Boston and Pittsburgh for other non-conference contests. MORE HERE

SO FAR SO GOOD...MOMENTUM BUILDING AT SCSU

St. Cloud, MN- The announcement by senior to be and SCSU hockey captain Jimmy Schuldt on April 30th that he would be returning for his final season was met with a sigh of relief by Husky nation. Never one to draw a lot of attention to himself Schuldt stated simply “Junior year in the books. Exited for one more…”.  This set off a flurry of relief and excitement by SCSU hockey fans on social media to see the Top Ten Hobey Baker finalist turn his focus from an early signing in the NHL to that of trying to win a national championship for SCSU. One comment on Twitter that caught my eye was from long-time Husky fan Tom Pajunen who commented ” Jimmy Schuldt is quite the young man. What a role model for young players everywhere. Showing education, team and commitment come first. I am sure he has some proud parents”. Even SCSU Assistant Coach Mike Gibbons couldn’t contain his enthusiasm tweeting “Wow! What a player, what a leader”. Schuldt’s decision mirrors that of former outstanding Denver University defensemen, Will Butcher, a Hobey Baker winner in 2016-17 and currently with the New Jersey Devils. Butcher also opted to remain with the Pioneers for his senior season and led the Pioneers to a NCAA championship in 2017. Schuldt told the St. Cloud Times  “In my heart the whole time, though, I knew this was the right spot for me for another year. I want to get my degree and try to win a national championship. We have a chance to do that I think we have the team for it.” He’s also a shoe-in to make the 100 point club at SCSU as he’ll be entering the 2018-19 season with 83 points (28 goals, 55 assists).
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UMD'S LARSON NAMED SCSU HOCKEY MEN'S HOCKEY COACH

St. Cloud, MN- St. Cloud State Athletics will announce via a press conference today that Brett Larson has been installed as the third head men’s hockey during the Division I era at SCSU. Larson, 45, was most recently an assistant hockey coach at 2017-18 National Champion University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. A graduate of Duluth Denfeld High School, Larson played defense for the Bulldogs from 1991-92 to 1994-95. Following his playing days at UMD Larson played professional hockey in various leagues including the ECHL, IHL, WCHL and three years in Europe.

Larson began his coaching career in 2008-09 as an assistant with the UMD Bulldogs. After three season, he assumed the head coaching position for the Sioux City Musketeers  of the United States Hockey League where he compiled a 52-60-0 record. He then moved on to Ohio State University as Associate head coach for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 season helping to recruit some of the players on the 2017-18 Frozen Four Buckeye team. He then returned to UMD and most recently has been a member of the staff for two seasons. Larson has been a member of the coaching staff for both the 2011 and 2018 National Championship Bulldog squads. Additionally, Larson, served as the head coach for gold medal-winning Team USA at the 2012 World Junior A Challenge.  He captained the Bulldogs during his senior year in 1994-95 when he attained Western Collegiate Hockey Association All-Academic Team recognition for a third straight time and also landed the team’s Community Service Award. Selected in the 11th round by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1990 National Hockey League draft, Larson went on to skate 12 years in the professional ranks, including two (1990-2001) as a player-coach with the San Diego Gulls of the now-defunct West Coast Hockey League. He also did time with the Colonial Hockey League’s Madison Monsters, the East Coast Hockey League’s Louisville Riverfrogs, the International Hockey League’s Utah Grizzlies, Las Vegas Thunder and Long Beach Ice Dogs in addition to spending another five years in Denmark, Germany and England. He wrapped up his playing days in 2006-07 as a player/assistant coach for the Florida Seals of the Southern Professional Hockey League before that Orlando-based franchise folded at mid-season.

Scott Sandelin told the Duluth News Tribune “I brought him out of pharmaceutical sales to come and coach and the next thing you know he’s a head coach in Sioux City,” Sandelin said Tuesday of when he first hired Larson in 2008. “He’s a good people person. He’s really grown. I remember when he came in. He was still learning the ropes. That’s the good thing about coaching. He’s had some different experiences. He knows what it is to be a head coach having done Sioux City. I think that’s important when you look at moving on and potentially being a head coach. It’s a little different when you’re sitting in that chair vs. being an assistant.”

Steve Rohlik, Head coach at Ohio State University remarked “(He’s) A guy that cares, a guy that’s honest, a guy that the guys buy into,” Rohlik said about Larson prior to the Frozen Four. “He can walk out, sit in your living room, and you know he cares about you. He’s going to go out there and work hard. He gets along with everybody. In this business, there’s no off button and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to go out there and win.”

Larson replaces Bob Motzko who skippered the Huskies for 13 seasons before accepting the head coaching position at the University of Minnesota in late March. And thus, a new era begins for the 2018-19 season with the hiring of Larson.    LISTEN HERE   BRETT LARSON ON WHY SCSU

2017-18 SEASON ARCHIVED STORIES

UMD STORYBOOK SEASON CAN ONLY END ONE WAY
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FROZEN FOUR: INCLUDE ME AS A DOUBTER - UMD AND NOTRE DAME ADVANCE TO THE BIG SHOW
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2018 FROZEN FOUR...A VIEW FROM CENTER ICE
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MOTZKO MOVES ON TO THE MAROON AND GOLD ...SOME THOUGHTS
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AIR FORCE TOPPLES SCSU 4-1 IN WEST REGION
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | AIR FORCE STORY | SC TIMES STORY | POST GAME INTERVIEW

2018 NCAA WEST REGION PREVIEW 
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HUSKIES TUMBLE IN FROZEN FACEOFF CHAMPIONSHIP 4-1
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | DU STORY | SC TIMES | GAME HIGHLIGHTS  |  PHOTO GALLERY

3-2 OVERTIME WIN SENDS SCSU TO FROZEN FACEOFF CHAMPIONSHIP
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY |  UND STORY | SC TIMES STORY GAME HIGHLIGHTS  |
PHOTO GALLERY

SCSU'S SCHULDT A TOP TEN FINALIST FOR THE HOBEY BAKER AWARD
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FROZEN FACEOFF PREVIEW 2018
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SCSU 4 MIAMI 3 OT:  HUSKIES ARE OFF TO THE FROZEN FACEOFF
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | MIAMI STORY | SC TIMES  | INTERVIEW  | HIGHLIGHTS

HUSKIES SUFFER 3-2 LOSS IN OVERTIME TO MIAMI
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | MIAMI STORY | SC TIMES STORY  |  HIGHLIGHTS | INTERVIEWS

HUSKIES TAKE GAME ONE OF THE NCHC PLAYOFFS VS MIAMI 5-2
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BOX SCORE  | SCSU STORY | MIAMI STORY | SC TIMES STORY |  GAME HIGHLIGHTS | INTERVIEW

HUSKIES HOST MIAMI IN NCHC QUARTERFINALS
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SCSU AND UND SKATE TO 2-2 TIE IN SEASON FINALE
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UND STORY SC TIMES STORY | GRAND FORKS HERALD STORY
GAME HIGHLIGHTS


POEHLING, HRENAK UPEND NORTH DAKOTA 4-3 IN OT
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UND STORY | SC TIMES | GRAND FORKS HERALD
GAME HIGHLIGHTS | POST-GAME INTERVIEW  |  RYAN POEHLING GOAL  | GAME HIGHLIGHTS (2)

HUSKIES FINISH THE REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE AT NORTH DAKOTA
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SCSU 4 DENVER 2...HUSKIES CAPTURE PENROSE CUP 
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | DU STORY | SC TIMES STORY | GAME HIGHLIGHTS | INTERVIEWS
PHOTO GALLERY  |  SENIOR NIGHT PHOTOS | PENROSE CUP CELEBRATION PHOTOS 

HUSKIES AND PIONEERS SKATE TO 1-1 TIE
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | DU STORY | SC TIMES STORY 

SHOWDOWN: #1 SCSU HOSTS #3 DENVER IN MARQUEE MATCHUP
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THIRD PERIOD RALLY NETS SCSU 4-2 WIN OVER BRONCOS
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | WMU STORY | SC TIMES STORY 

HUSKIES AND BRONCOS SKATE TO 5-5 TIE
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | WMU STORY | SC TIMES STORY 

HUSKIES FACE ANOTHER TOUGH ROAD TRIP AT WESTERN MICHIGAN
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HRENAK GETS SHUTOUT AND HUSKIES SWEEP MIAMI 4-0
BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | MIAMI STORY | SC TIMES STORY

HUSKIES NAIL DOWN 5-2 ROAD WIN OVER MIAMI
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | MIAMI STORY SC TIMES STORY 

HUSKIES HIT THE ROAD TO FACE MIAMI IN KEY WEEKEND    
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6-2 WIN GIVES HUSKIES A SWEEP OF #13 OMAHA
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | OMAHA STORY | SC TIMES | HIGHLIGHTS | INTERVIEWS

HUSKIES GRIND OUT 5-3 WIN OVER #13 OMAHA
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | OMAHA STORY | SC TIMES | HIGHLIGHTS | INTERVIEWS

HUSKIES HOST OMAHA IN ANOTHER KEY NCHC SERIES
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SCSU GAINS SPLIT WITH 2-1 WIN OVER BULLDOGS
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UMD STORY | SC TIMES STORY | GAME HIGHLIGHTS | INTERVIEWS

HUSKIES STRUGGLES CONTINUE IN 5-1 LOSS TO UMD
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UMD STORY | SC TIMES | GAME HIGHLIGHTS | POST GAME INTERVIEW

SCSU TO FACE SURGING BULLDOGS IN KEY NCHC SERIES
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MAVERICKS GAIN CONVINCING 5-2 ROAD WIN OVER THE HUSKIES
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BOX SCORE SCSU STORY | MSU STORY | SC TIMES | GAME HIGHLGHTS | GAME INTERVIEWS 

HUSKIES TO HOST MSU MANKATO ON HOCKEY DAY MINNESOTA
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HUSKIES EDGE WESTERN MICHIGAN 4-3 FOR SERIES SPLIT
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | WMU STORY | SC TIMES STORY | POST-GAME INTERVIEWS
GAME HIGHLIGHTS

SECOND PERIOD RALLY DOOMS HUSKIES IN 7-5 LOSS TO WMU
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | WMU STORY | SC TIMES STORY | GAME HIGHLIGHTS

HUSKIES TO HOST #12 WESTERN MICHIGAN IN CONFERENCE PLAY
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ROBSON SECURES 2-0 WIN FOR THE GOPHERS OVER SCSU
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UMN STORY | SCTIMES STORY | GAME HIGHLIGHTS

SCSU SKATES TO CONVINCING 5-2 WIN OVER #10 GOPHERS
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UMN STORY | SC TIMES STORY | POST GAME INTERVIEW

#1 HUSKIES TO FACE #10 MINNESOTA IN WEEKEND HOME AND HOME
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HUSKIES SALVAGE ANOTHER TIE WITH PRINCETON 2-2
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BOX SCORE  | SCSU STORY | PRINCETON STORY  | SC TIMES STORY | GAME HIGHLIGHTS 

HUSKIES SKATE TO 3-3 TIE WITH PRINCETON
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | PRINCETON STORY | SCTIMES STORY | GAME HIGHLIGHTS

NEW JERSEY BOUND HUSKIES FACE THE PRINCETON TIGERS
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FORMER SCSU GOALTENDER DRISCOLL COMMITS TO BEMIDJI STATE
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SCSU VS NORTH DAKOTA PART III
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HUSKIES RECAPTURE FIRST PLACE WITH 3-1 WIN OVER UND
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UND STORY | SC TIMES STORY | GRAND FORKS HERALD STORY
GAME HIGHLIGHTS | POST GAME INTERVIEWS

HUSKIES BATTLE NORTH DAKOTA TO 2-2 OVERTIME TIE
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UND STORY SC TIMES STORY | GRAND FORKS HERALD STORY
GAME HIGHLIGHTS | POST GAME INTERVIEWS  | GAME HIGHLIGHTS (2)

EARLY SEASON SHOWDOWN FEATURES #2 SCSU VS #5 UND
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ROOKIES EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS FOR SCSU
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HUSKIES SWEEP OMAHA WITH 5-0 ROAD WIN
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | OMAHA STORY | SCTIMES STORY | OMAHA WORLD HERALD STORY
GAME HIGHLIGHTS | POST GAME INTERVIEWS  |  GAME HIGHLIGHTS (SCSU)

HUSKIES HANG ON FOR 7-4 ROAD WIN OVER OMAHA
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | OMAHA STORY | SC TIMES STORY | OMAHA HERALD STORY  
GAME HIGHLIGHTS  

COLLEGE HOCKEY NATION: EPISODE 4 POEHLING BROTHERS
Here's an excellent segment on SCSU's Poehling brothers featured on WATCH ESPN for College Hockey Nation View Video  

BACK TO WORK...HUSKIES HIT THE ROAD TO FACE OMAHA
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BACK ON TRACK HUSKIES SWEEP TIGERS 5-1
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | CC STORY | SC TIMES STORY | PHOTO GALLERY

GAME HIGHLIGHTS | POST-GAME INTERVIEWS 

HUSKIES DOMINATE IN 6-1 WIN OVER COLORADO COLLEGE 
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | CC STORY | SC TIMES STORY | PHOTO GALLERY | GAME HIGHLIGHTS

HUSKIES TO FACE RESURGENT CC TIGERS IN HOME SERIES
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PIONEERS COMPLETE SWEEP OF SCSU 5-1
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BOX SCORE SCSU STORY | DENVER STORY | SC TIMES STORY | DENVER POST STORY 

PIONEERS SNAP STREAK WITH 4-2 WIN OVER SCSU
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | DU STORY | SC TIMES STORY | DENVER POST STORY 
POST GAME INTERVIEW

HUSKIES FACE HUGE ROAD TEST VS #3 DENVER
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HRENAK GETS SHUTOUT AND HUSKIES SWEEP UMD
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UMD STORY | SC TIMES | GAME HIGHLIGHTS 
POST GAME INTERVIEW  |  DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE STORY

HUSKIES FIGHT OFF BULLDOGS 5-3 IN NCHC OPENER
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UMD STORY | SC TIMES STORY | GAME HIGHLIGHTS
PHOTO GALLERY

#2 HUSKIES CLASH WITH #8 BULLDOGS IN NCHC OPENER
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HRENAK AND HUSKIES DEFEAT BOSTON COLLEGE 3-1 FOR SWEEP
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | BC STORY | SC TIMES STORY | GAME HIGHLIGHTS | PHOTO GALLERY

ANOTHER HUSKIES RALLY AND ANOTHER WIN - SCSU 5 BC 2
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | BC STORY | SC TIMES STORY | GAME HIGHLIGHTS

HUSKIES TO HOST BOSTON COLLEGE IN ST. CLOUD THIS WEEKEND
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HUSKIES GET OVERTIME WIN TO SWEEP NANOOKS
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UAF STORY | GAME HIGHLIGHTS | SC TIMES STORY

EPIC COMEBACK BY SCSU DERAILS NANOOKS 6-3
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BOX SCORE  | SCSU STORY | UAF STORY | GAME HIGHLIGHTS | SC TIMES STORY 

HUSKIES HOST ALASKA NANOOKS IN NON-CONFERENCE SERIES
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SCSU VS MSU Part II
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HUSKIES SMITH AND DEFENSE SHUT DOWN MAVERICKS 4-0
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BOX SCORE |  SCSU STORY | MSU STORY | POST-GAME MSU POST GAME SCSU 

SC TIMES STORY   |   MANKATO FREE PRESS STORY    |  PHOTO GALLERY

HUSKIES TO FACE MAVERICKS IN KEY SEASON OPENER
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BUCS FORWARD SAM HENTGES COMMITS TO SCSU
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SCSU VS U OF REGINA PART II
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LIZOTTE AND SCSU BURY REGINA 8-0 IN EXHIBITION
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HUSKIES TO OPEN 2017-18 SEASON WITH EXHIBITION VS REGINA
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JUNIOR CLASS READY TO LEAD SCSU INTO 2017-18 SEASON
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HUSKIES RELOAD WITH 2017-18 CLASS OF RECRUITS
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SCSU NETS ANOTHER LOCAL PLAYER IN SARTELL'S MEIER
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ST. CLOUD CATHEDRAL'S NATE WARNER COMMITS TO SCSU
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MONTICELLO STAR BEN WARD COMMITS TO THE HUSKIES
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SCSU's DRISCOLL DEPARTS FOR JUNIOR HOCKEY
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CENTERICEVIEW SCSU ROAD TRIP RANKING 2017-18
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THREE SCSU HUSKIES SELECTED IN 2017 NHL ENTRY DRAFT 
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SCSU'S POEHLING SELECTED IN FIRST ROUND BY MONTREAL 
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HUSKIES SNARE ANOTHER DEFENSEMAN IN BRADY ZIEMER
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HUSKIES GET RARE MJHL RECRUIT IN TYLER ANDERSON
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ST. CLOUD NATIVE WILL HAMMER COMMITS TO THE HUSKIES
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SCSU HOCKEY UPDATES FROM THE VIEW (4/21/2017)
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SCSU HOCKEY UPDATES FROM THE VIEW
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2017-18 SCSU MEN'S HOCKEY NCHC CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 
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FUTURE HUSKIES SCORE WELL IN USHL
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2016-17 Archives

DENVER IS 2017 FROZEN FOUR CHAMPION
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BULLDOG RALLY FALLS SHORT IN FROZEN FOUR TITLE GAME
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RYAN PAPA TO TRANSFER TO ATLANTIC CONFERENCE TEAM
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FROZEN FOUR: DENVER DOMINATES IN 6-1 WIN OVER NOTRE DAME
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FROZEN FOUR: BULLDOGS WIN ANOTHER CLOSE ONE 2-1
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2017 FROZEN FOUR - A VIEW FROM CENTER ICE
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CHOLOWSKI DEPARTS AFTER ONE SEASON AT SCSU
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SCSU HUSKY UPDATES FROM THE VIEW
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DENVER DOMINATES IN WIN OVER PSU TO ADVANCE TO FROZEN FOUR
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OVERTIME WIN SENDS BULLDOGS TO FROZEN FOUR
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JONNY BRODZINSKI GETS CALL TO LA KINGS..BRINGS BACK MEMORIES
 MORE HERE  POST GAME INTERVIEW AFTER NHL DEBUT

UMD CAPTURES FROZEN FACEOFF CHAMPIONSHIP IN THRILLER
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NCHC FROZEN FACEOFF: UND EDGES DENVER 1-0 IN EPIC BATTLE
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NCHC FROZEN FACEOFF: UMD ADVANCES WITH 5-2 WIN OVER WMU
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2017 NCHC FROZEN FACEOFF PREVIEW
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NCHC PLAYOFFS: HUSKIES SEASON ENDS IN 6-5 OT LOSS TO UND
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GAME HIGHLIGHTS

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UND STORY | SC TIMES | GRAND FORKS HERALD | PHOTOS

NCHC PLAYOFFS: HUSKIES DROP GAME ONE TO UND 5-2
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POST GAME INTERVIEWS

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UND STORY | SC TIMES | GRAND FORKS HERALD PHOTOS


HUSKIES FACE SEASON DECIDING SERIES IN NCHC PLAYOFFS VS UND
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CC TIGERS DERAIL THE HUSKIES 2-1
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GAME HIGHLIGHTS AND POST GAME INTERVIEWS

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | CC STORY SC TIMES STORY | GAZZETTE STORY | PHOTOS

HUSKIES OUTLAST THE TIGERS 5-2
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GAME HIGHLIGHTS AND POST GAME INTERVIEWS

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | CC STORY | SC TIMES STORY | GAZZETTE STORY | PHOTOS

SCSU TO HOST COLORADO COLLEGE IN REGULAR SEASON FINALE
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SCSU BURIED 7-2 BY TOP-RANKED DENVER
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | DU STORY | SC TIMES | DENVER POST 


HUSKIES COMEBACK FALLS SHORT IN 4-3 OT LOSS TO #1 DENVER
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POST GAME INTERVIEWS

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | DU STORY | SC TIMES DENVER POST 

HUSKIES HIT THE ROAD TO FACE LEAGUE LEADER AND #1 DENVER
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SCSU HOCKEY UPDATES FROM THE VIEW
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SCSU HUSKIES GET DEFENSIVE ABOUT THEIR GAME
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WAHLIN, HUSKIES EARN 3-1 WIN AND SWEEP OVER THE REDHAWKS
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GAME HIGHLIGHTS AND POST GAME INTERVIEWS

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | MIAMI STORY | SC TIMES | PHOTOS

THIRD PERIOD RALLY LIFTS SCSU OVER MIAMI 4-2
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HIGHLIGHTS AND POST GAME INTERVIEWS

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | MIAMI STORY | SC TIMES | PHOTOS

HUSKIES FACE REDHAWKS IN ST. CLOUD THIS WEEKEND
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UND COMEBACK NETS A 2-1 OVERTIME WIN OVER SCSU
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POST GAME INTERVIEW (SCSU)  GAME HIGHLIGHTS

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UND STORY | SC TIMES | GRAND FORKS HERALD | PHOTOS


SCSU VS UND FRIDAY THOUGHTS
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SCSU SNAGS KEY ROAD WIN AT NORTH DAKOTA
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POST GAME INTERVIEW (SCSU)  GAME HIGHLIGHTS

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UND STORY SC TIMES | GRAND FORKS HERALD | PHOTOS


HUSKIES TO FACE ANOTHER CHALLENGE IN #13 UND THIS WEEKEND
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NORTH STAR COLLEGE CUP PART III
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BULLDOGS CAPTURE NORTH STAR CUP WITH 2-1 OT WIN OVER SCSU
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GAME HIGHLIGHTS  POSTGAME INTERVIEWS (SCSU)    POSTGAME INTERVIEWS (UMD)

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UMD STORY | SC TIMES | DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE | PHOTOS


NCHC RULES: SCSU AND UMD ADVANCE TO NORTH STAR CUP FINAL
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY BSU STORY | SC TIMES | BEMIDJI PIONEER | PHOTOS

HUSKIES TO DEFEND TITLE IN NORTH STAR COLLEGE CUP
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PIONEERS REBOUND FOR 3-1 WIN OVER HUSKIES
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GAME HIGHLIGHTS

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | DU STORY | SC TIMES | PHOTOS


POEHLINGS LEAD SCSU TO 3-2 OT WIN OVER TOP-RANKED DENVER
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GAME HIGHLIGHTS

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY  | DU STORY | SC TIMES STORY | NCAA.COM | PHOTOS


HUSKIES FACE ANOTHER CHALLENGE IN TOP-RANKED DENVER 
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SCSU VS UMD PART III
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BULLDOGS RALLY FOR 4-3 OVERTIME WIN OVER SCSU
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GAME HIGHLIGHTS    POST GAME INTERVIEW

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UMD STORY | SC TIMES | DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE | PHOTOS

SMITH, HUSKIES GAIN KEY ROAD WIN 2-1 OVER #3 UMD
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POST GAME INTERVIEWS | GAME HIGHLIGHTS

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UMD STORY | SC TIMES | DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE | PHOTOS

SCSU VS MIAMI PART III
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POWER PLAY FIZZLES AS HUSKIES ARE SWEPT 4-1 BY MIAMI
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | MIAMI STORY | SC TIMES STORY | GAME HIGHLIGHTS 

FIVE MINUTE MAJOR SINKS HUSKIES 3-2 IN OVERTIME LOSS TO MIAMI
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | MIAMI STORY | SC TIMES STORY | GAME HIGHLIGHTS

PREVIEW: HUSKIES RETURN TO NCHC PLAY VS MIAMI REDHAWKS
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ASU DESERT CLASSIC PART III
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HUSKIES EDGE SUN DEVILS 4-2 IN DESERT CLASSIC
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | ASU STORY SCTIMES STORY | STATE PRESS STORY | PHOTO GALLERY

SCSU DROPS DESERT CLASSIC OPENER TO UCONN 4-3
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UCONN STORY | SCTIMES STORY | COURIER STORY | PHOTO GALLERY

HUSKIES HEAD WEST TO THE ASU DESERT CLASSIC TOURNAMENT
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SCSU'S AHCAN SELECTED TO FINAL TEAM USA WJC ROSTER
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SCSU'S JENSEN MAKES NHL DEBUT
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SCSU RECRUIT BLAKE LIZOTTE QUIETLY CLIMBING THE CHARTS
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BRODZINSKI GETS UNTRACKED IN MADISON
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SCSU REBOUNDS FOR 4-2 WIN AND WEEKEND SPLIT WITH OMAHA
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GAME HIGHLIGHTS

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | OMAHA STORY | SCTIMES | OMAHA HERALD | PHOTO GALLERY

WENINGER AND MAVERICKS EDGE HUSKIES 3-1
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GAME HIGHLIGHTS

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UNO STORY | SCTIMES |  OMAHA HERALD  | PHOTO GALLERY

HUSKIES BACK HOME FOR WEEKEND SERIES WITH #20 OMAHA
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SCSU HUSKIES VS WMU BRONCOS PART III
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HUSKIES SKATE TO 5-5 OVERTIME ROAD TIE WITH WMU
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GAME HIGHLIGHTS

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | WMU STORY | SCTIMES | MI LIVE | PHOTO GALLERY 


DRISCOLL GETS ROAD SHUTOUT OF WMU BRONCOS 3-0
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GAME HIGHLIGHTS

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | WMU STORY | SCTIMES | MI LIVE | PHOTO GALLERY


SCSU HUSKIES FACE RESURGENT WMU BRONCOS
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SCSU HUSKIES VS UND FIGHTING HAWKS PART III
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SCSU SHUTOUT 3-0 AND NORTH DAKOTA SWEEPS WEEKEND 
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GAME HIGHLIGHTS

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UND STORY SC TIMES STORY GF HERALD STORY  | PHOTO GALLERY 

NORTH DAKOTA SHUTS OUT THE HUSKIES 4-0
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GAME HIGHLIGHTS

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY |  UND STORY | SCTIMES STORY | GF HERALD STORY | PHOTO GALLERY


SCSU HUSKIES VS CC TIGERS PART III
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HUSKIES EARN NCHC SWEEP WITH 4-1 WIN OVER TIGERS
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | CC STORY | GAZETTE STORY | SCTIMES STORY | PHOTO GALLERY

HUSKIES BURY THE TIGERS 7-3
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BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | CC STORY | GAZETTE STORY | SCTIMES STORY PHOTO GALLERY

SCSU HUSKIES VS UMD BULLDOGS PART III
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ANOTHER 5-3 BULLDOG WIN AND SWEEP OF THE HUSKIES
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 GAME HIGHLIGHTS

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BULLDOGS THIRD PERIOD RALLY EDGES SCSU 5-3
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 GAME HIGHLIGHTS

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SCSU VS UAH CHARGERS PART III
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ANOTHER RALLY AND 5-2 WIN AND SWEEP OF UAH
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SATURDAY GAME HIGHLIGHTS

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BIG THIRD PERIOD NETS 5-1 SCSU WIN OVER CHARGERS
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ANOTHER COMEBACK, ANOTHER WIN AND A SWEEP OF #7 MINNESOTA
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CRAZY COMEBACK NETS 6-5 OVERTIME WIN OVER MINNESOTA
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MAVERICKS DEFEAT HUSKIES 6-4 FOR WEEKEND SWEEP
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MAVERICKS SNAP STREAK WITH 4-1 WIN OVER #7 HUSKIES
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KEEP AN EYE ON THESE NCHC ROOKIES IN 2016-17
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CENTERICEVIEW SCSU ROAD TRIP RANKING FOR 2016-17
FULL STORY HERE

SCSU MENS HOCKEY SEASON PREVIEW 2016-17 
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SCSU HUSKIES REBUILD WITH SKILLED RECRUITS IN 2016-17
FULL STORY  WITH VIDEO

SCSU ANNOUNCES BROADCAST TEAM FOR  MENS HOCKEY
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