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HOCKEY DAY MN SCSU ALUMNI GAME ROSTERS

Friday, January 19, 7:30 PM  | Lake George, St. Cloud, MN

Team White  
Bret Hedican (Captain)
Dave Reichel
Paul Edelstein
Paul Miller
Craig Shermoen
Steve Haataja
Chris Scheid
Eric Johnson
Jay Geisbauer
Kelly Reider
Mike O'Connell
Dave Paradise
Andy Vicari
Marty Mjelleli
John Swanson
Jon Ammermann
Brent Borgen
Ryan Peckskamp
Brett Barta
Aaron Marvin
Nick Oslund
Jared Festler
Sam Zabkowicz
Joey Holka
Joe Rehkamp
JImmy Murray
Mike Lee
Mike Brodzinski

Other returning Alumni:
Tom Dornfeld, Dan Hunter, John Mclean, Jeff Schmidt, Paul Osen, Mike Hajostek, Jim Fowler, Al Paulson, Mike Shannon, Herm Finnegan

Coaches: Bob Motzko, Craig Dahl

                                         
HUSKIES EDGE WESTERN MICHIGAN 4-3 FOR SERIES SPLIT

St. Cloud, MN – Easton Brodzinski scored the game-winning goal with 4:28 remaining in regulation to allow the Huskies to salvage a split with the Western MIchigan Broncos on Saturday, January 13th at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. SCSU outshot the Broncos 40-16 and used a little more discipline in earning this crucial league win over third place WMU. The win allowed the Huskies to maintain a four-point lead over WMU and three points over North Dakota in the NCHC standings. All three teams have played an equal number of league games.

After a very frustrating loss to the Broncos on Friday, the team held a post-game closed-door session obviously due to the coaching staffs displeasure with the lack of discipline and number of penalties yielded in the loss. With some lineup changes and David Hrenak given the nod in goal, the Huskies came out flying and spent nearly the first five minutes of the period in the Western MIchigan zone. A hooking penalty to the Broncos Lawton Courtnall gave the Huskies an early advantage however they were unable to convert for the seventh consecutive man-advantage carrying over to Friday’s game. A roughing call to Will Borgen at 18:07 gave the Broncos their opportunity and they cashed in getting a power play goal by Dawson DiPietro with 6 seconds remaining in the period for a 1-0 advantage. SCSU outshot WMU 9-6 in the period.

Blake LIzotte, who had been good all weekend,  finally evened things up with his third goal of the season at 8:32 of the second period. Lizotte (J Lizotte | Mikey Eyssimont)  started the play with a feed to Eyssimont who placed the puck on goal. Jon Lizotte backhanded the rebound which ended up on Lizotte’s stick who sent a backhand past WMU’s Blacker to tie the game at 1-1. A power play for the Huskies at 12:41 turned into a disadvantage as some sloppy play by the Huskies led to a short-handed 3X1 with Paul Stoykewych getting an unassisted goal at  14:22 for a 2-1 WMU lead. But, the Huskies did respond  a little over three minutes later with Ryan Poehling’s 6th goal of the year. With all three Poehling brothers on the ice, Jack Poehling carried the puck into the WMU zone and curled at the right faceoff dot and fed brother Ryan who tapped it past Blacker to knot the game at 2-2. In a very dominant period the Huskies outshot WMU 18-5 yet were still knotted at 2-2 at periods end.

With penalties to Paul Washe at 4:09 and a major penalty to Cam Lee at 5:26 for charging SCSU goaltender David Hrenak and putting him out of the game, the Huskies were given the opportunity to take the lead with some extended power play time. They finally found success on their 7th man advantage of the game with a goal by Mikey Eyssimont at 5:50 of period three. A shot by Jimmy Schuldt on net rebounded to Eyssimont who one-time a  shot past Blacker to give the Huskies a one-goal lead at  3-2. The Huskies had an additional 4:24 on the penalty to Cam Lee to extend their lead but once again they struggled to convert on the man-advantage. With Nick Poehling whistled for cross checking, the Broncos converted their second power play of the game at  11:14 with Corey Schueneman’s third goal of the season to tie the game once again at 3-3. But, on this night the heroics went to first-year forward Easton Brodzinski who scored the game-winning goal at 15:32. Brodzinski was the recipient of a nice feed from Mikey Eyssimont who found Brodzinski between the dots and he wristed it past Blacker for the 4-3 final. In another dominant period by the Huskies, they outshot the Broncos 13-5.

SCSU outshot the Broncos by a 40-16 margin. In a tough night for the SCSU goaltenders, Hrenak allowed 2 goals on 9 shots while Jeff Smith who replaced Hrenak five minutes into period three allowed 1 goal on 5 shots. Bronco goaltender Ben Blacker had a busy game turning aside 36 of 40 shots on goal. The Huskies struggled on the power play converting 1/7 opportunities while the Broncos were successful on both of their power play opportunities. Two SCSU players had a multi-point game with Mikey Eyssimont (1-2-3) and Blake Lizotte (1-1-2).

The win improves the SCSU overall record to 14-4-3 and NCHC record to 8-3-1.

Stars of the Game: #1 Brodzinski (SCSU)  #2 Eyssimont (SCSU) #3 Schuldt (SCSU)

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GAME HIGHLIGHTS

SECOND PERIOD RALLY DOOMS HUSKIES IN 7-5 LOSS TO WMU

St.Cloud, MN – A seemingly comfortable 3-1 lead after one period suddenly collapsed as #12 Western Michigan University rallied for four goals in period two en route to a 7-5 win at the HBNHC on Friday, January 12. In a penalty-filled affair, the two teams combined for 17 penalties for 37 minutes in a game bordering on chippy at times. Give credit to the Broncos, they played a physical high-energy game matching the Huskies speed and showed why they have one of the top-ranked offenses in college hockey. The loss which was the Huskies first on home ice this season also has them 2-2-3 in their last seven games causing one to believe some team self-evaluation is in order to get things on track as they finish conference play with a very tough schedule in the last 12 games. Despite the loss, the Huskies remain tied with North Dakota for the conference lead and a precarious one-point lead over Western Michigan.

The explosive Broncos scored early off a turnover by the Huskies at 4:22. Luke Bafia snared a tunover and found  Hugh McGing down ice and sent him in all alone on Jeff Smith beating the SCSU goaltender for an early 1-0 WMU lead. But, the Huskies responded a little over a minute later on an extra attacker goal by Judd Peterson (Winiecki | Borgen) with his third goal of the season. On a delayed penalty call, Blake Winiecki centered the puck off the left wall to the goal  mouth and Peterson tipped in for a 1-1 game. With WMU’s Cam Orchard off for hooking the Huskies again capitalized on the power play at 12:26 with Robby Jackson’s 8th goal of the season. Jackson (Schuldt | Eyssimont) fielded a pass from Schuldt and wristed a shot from his sweet spot at the top of the left circle that beat Blacker high for a 2-1 SCSU lead. The Huskies capitalized on another man-advantage at 17:38 on a goal by Blake Lizotte. Planted in the right slot, Lizotte (Ahcan | Poehling) swept in a rebound off a shot by Jack Ahcan for a 3-1 SCSU advantage. SCSU outshot the Broncos 12-7 in period one but most importantly capitalized on the first 2 of 3 power play opportunities in the period.

Western Michigan set the tone early in a period totally dominated by the Broncos with a power play goal by Hugh McGing just 14 seconds into the period to narrow the lead to one goal. But, the Broncos were just starting with another power play goal by Corey Schueneman at 5:30 to tie the game at 3-3. Jade McMullen’s goal knocking a rebound past Smith at 8:40 spelled the end of the game for Jeff Smith being replaced by David Hrenak in an attempt to stop the WMU rally with Broncos leading 4-3. But, it didn’t end there with Stillwater, MN native Neal Goff sending a shot from the point past Hrenak for his first goal of the season and a 5-3 Bronco advantage.  Western Michigan badly outshot the stunned Huskies 13-5 in the period and scored on their first two power play opportunities of the period.  The SCSU power play failed on all four second period power plays including a four-minute assessment on Hugh McGing at 14:34 and a 5X3 advantage at 16:37 failing to get anything going on the power play without a shot on goal.

Undisciplined play by the Huskies ate up seven minutes of the third period with an unsportsmanlike penalty and then a five-minute penalty to Jimmy Schuldt for interference. SCSU again couldn’t convert on their sixth straight man-advantage at 12:57 leaving them little time for a third period rally. SCSU pulled Hrenak with a little over two minutes to play but it backfired with Lawton Courtnall getting an empty net goal at 18:49 for a 6-3 lead. With the extra attacker Blake Winiecki (Brodzinski | Ilvonen) beat Blacker with a wrist shot from the top of the right circle at 19:33 to make it 6-4.  But, twelve seconds later Courtnall added his second empty netter of the night for a 7-4 advantage. The persistent Huskies added another at 19:58 when Jackson put  a shot off the back wall that went over the net and deflected in of a WMU player for the 7-5 final. SCSU’s attempt to rally had them outshooting WMU 14-8 in a period  that had each team trade two goals apiece.

SCSU outshot the Broncos 31 to 28 for the contest. WMU’s Blacker stopped 26 of 31 shots on goal. SCSU’s Jeff Smith stopped 11 of 15 shots on goal before being relived of duty 2:49 into the second period. In relief, David Hrenak stopped 6 of 7 shots on goal. SCSU was 2/9 on the man advantage while the Broncos were 2/5. Multi-point game for the Huskies included Robby Jackson (2-0-2) and Blake Winiecki (1-1-2). SCSU’s overall record drops to 13-4-3 and 7-3-1 in the brutally tough NCHC.

The loss also caused SCSU to slip from #1 to #3 in the all important Pairwise rankings.

Stars of the Game: #1 McGing  (WMU) #2 DiPietro (WMU) #3 McMullen (WMU)

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | WMU STORY | SC TIMES STORY | GAME HIGHLIGHTS

HUSKIES TO HOST #12 WESTERN MICHIGAN IN CONFERENCE PLAY

St. Cloud, MN- The Huskies return to NCHC conference play with a two-game series with the Western Michigan University Broncos at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center this weekend. This series features the league-leading SCSU Huskies vs the fourth place WMU Broncos in what should be a very entertaining weekend matchup. The Huskies are currently in a battle with North Dakota in the NCHC standings and are tied with 22 points although the Huskies have two conference games in hand. Thus, another crucial league series for SCSU. MORE HERE


ROBSON SECURES 2-0 WIN FOR THE GOPHERS OVER SCSU

Mpls, MN – Sometimes you win on the ice but not the scoreboard. That was certainly the case on Sunday at Mariucci Arena as backup goaltender Mat Robson stopped all 34 shots thrown at him in a 2-0 (empty net goal) victory for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. Granted, the Gophers have been good at home this season – 10-2-0 entering this contest but benefited by a goal waved off and a killer turnover in securing their 11th win at home this season. In the process they also stopped a five-game win streak over the Gophers by SCSU and also ends a 13 game losing streak to in-state rivals UMD and SCSU.

Backup goaltender Mat Robson was good, the Gophers blocked 20 shots on goal and they killed all three man-advantage opportunities by the Huskies. However, the Huskies dominated the Gophers down low in their defensive zone and gave them little choice but to stack the front of the net or bang it off the glass out of the zone. That was essentially the Gophers only option as they were repeatedly out-muscled and outworked throughout major portions of period two and three being outshot 25-9 and relying on either Robson or the defense to block the SCSU attack.

Obviously disappointed by their effort in St. Cloud on Friday it was assumed there would be a better effort on Sunday by the Gophers on their home ice and it was the case for the first 20 minutes. The teams essentially traded shots on goal with the Gophers outshooting the Huskies 10-9 and killing off both man-advantage opportunities by SCSU.

The Huskies began to gain momentum in the second period using their quick transition game to gain the majority of the territorial advantage and to begin to win many of the battles down low in the Gopher zone. The Huskies work finally paid off at 16:55 of the period on a beautiful play between Blake Lizotte and Mikey Eyssimont. Lizotte made a cross-ice pass to Eyssimont who beat Robson with a shot from just inside the blue line. However, the play was placed under review – first announced as a man in the crease, then, as a offside and finally as a too many men on the ice infraction. Ultimately, after the confusion settled down, the officials ruled too many men on the ice and waved off the goal. The Huskies outshot the Gophers 10-6 in period two and killed both Gopher power play opportunities to enter the third period in a scoreless game.

Unfortunately for the Huskies, disaster struck early in period three with the Gophers Darian Romanko scoring his second goal of the season – unassisted at 3:10. First-year defenseman, Lucas Jaycox attempted a cross-ice clearing pass from the right corner that ended up feeding Romanko perfectly just inside the blue line and he beat SCSU’s Hrenak top shelf from the top of the circles. And, despite continued intense pressure in the Gopher defensive zone the Huskies were unable to solve Robson despite again outshooting the Gophers 15-5 in the period. The Huskies again had a power play opportunity after an  interference call to Tyler Nanne at 12:32 but the Gophers held firm once again in shutting down the SCSU power play. With Hrenak pulled for an extra attacker, the Gophers Mike Szmatula sealed the victory with an empty net goal at 19:21.

#1 Star of the game Mat Robson stopped all 34 shots on goal he faced while SCSU’s Hrenak turned aside 19 of 20 shots on goal. SCSU outshot the Gophers 34 to 21 for the game. SCSU was 0 for 3 on the power play while the Gophers were 0 for 2. The Gophers blocked 20 shots vs 7 for the Huskies which is an indication of the amount of time the Huskies spent in the Gophers defensive zone. SCSU won 31 of the faceoffs vs 24 for the Gophers.

The loss was only the third of the season for the Huskies giving them a 13-3-3 record heading into a conference series with Western Michigan in St. Cloud next weekend.

Stars of the Game: #1 Robson (UMN) #2 Romank (UMN) #3 Hrenak (SCSU)

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SCSU SKATES TO CONVINCING 5-2 WIN OVER #10 GOPHERS

St.Cloud, MN – It’s been a frustrating effort on the road for the #10 ranked Gophers this season. SCSU added to the misery on Saturday with a dominating 5-2 win at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. The capacity crowd was treated to an outstanding offensive night by junior forward Mikey Eyssimont scoring twice and adding an assist to lead the #1 ranked Huskies to their 13th win of the season. Robby Jackson, Easton Brodzinski and Jack Ahcan added to the Gopher migraine with the other SCSU goals on the evening. The Gophers seemed sluggish and had little response to the Huskies speed and transition and were stuck on 12 shots on goal through two periods before they rallied for 11 SOG in the third period. The anemic Gophers power play currently running at about 13% provided no support as well getting shut out on all four of their opportunities. In the end, the Huskies nailed down their fifth straight win against the Gophers and evened their all-time record in St. Cloud with the Gophers at 18-18-7.

The Gophers got on the board early in period one on a goal by Mike Szmatula, at 2:34. A turnover by the Huskies led to an odd man rush with Szmatula beating SCSU’s Jeff Smith with his 7th goal of the season and a 1-0 Gopher lead. But, the Huskies power play which has had some life lately evened the score at 1-1 on a shot from the point  by Robby Jackson (Eyssimont |Schuldt) at 8:49 with his 8th goal of the season. The Huskies outshot Minnesota 11-7 in period one and were 1 for 2 on the man-advantage.

The Huskies took  further control of the game in period two outshooting the Gophers 15-5 and adding to their lead with goals by Mikey Eyssimont and Easton Brodzinski. In a highlight reel goal, Eyssimont took a drop pass from Patrick Newell and dangled the puck past Gopher new addition on DE Clayton Phillips and then did a wide swing across the goal mouth beating an out of position Schierhorn for a 2-1 SCSU lead a mere 50 seconds into the period.  SCSU added to the lead on a blue-collar effort by Brodzinski at 5:36. Brodzinski (Fitzgerald |Jackson) , who was parked behind the Gopher goal pitched the puck in traffic off Schierhorn’s back to extend the SCSU lead to two goals. The balance of the period was filled with six penalties called – three on each side but neither team had any success on the power play.

Eyssimont again jacked up the SCSU fans with his 8th goal of the season just 1:27 into period three. A Gopher turnover near the SCSU blue line led to a 3X1 charge by the Huskies with Eyssimont beating Schierhorn short side for a 4-1 SCSU advantage. However, the Gophers narrowed the lead to two goals on a goal  by Brent Gates at 7:06. A seemingly harmless shot from the point by Steve Johnson was tipped by Gates to provide the Gophers some life. They found some momentum placing a shot of the post at 11:20 but the Huskies responded with a strong forecheck in the Gophers defensive zone leading to a goal by Jack Ahcan at 12:59. Patrick Newell curled from behind the goal and placed a backhand shot on goal and the rebound was cleaned up by an attacking Ahcan for his second goal of the season and a 5-2 final for the Huskies.

SCSU outshot the Gophers 34-23 for the game and once again dominated their opponent in the third period with two goals. Minnesota’s Eric Schierhorn turned aside 29 of 34 shots on goal in the loss. SCSU’s Jeff Smith stopped 21 of 23 shots on  goal to earn his 8th win of the season. The Gophers blocked 13 shots vs the Huskies 11 and the Gophers also won the faceoff battle 25-23. SCSU was 1/5 on the power play while the Gophers were shut out in all four attempts.

A multi-point game was registered by Mikey Eyssimont (2-1-3) Robby Jackson (1-1-2) Jack Ahcan (1-1-2) Blake Lizotte (0-3-3) and Patrick Newell (0-2-2).

The teams return for a rematch at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis on Sunday at 6:00 PM CT.

Stars of the Game : #1 Eyssimont (SCSU) #2 Blake Lizotte (SCSU) #3 Easton Brodzinski (SCSU)

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#1 HUSKIES TO FACE #10 MINNESOTA IN WEEKEND HOME AND HOME

St. Cloud, MN- The Huskies continue non-conference play with a home and home series with the #10 ranked University of Minnesota Golden Gophers on January 6 and 7. Saturday’s game will be played in St. Cloud at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center and the Saturday rematch at Mariucci Arena on the campus of the U of MN. MORE HERE

HUSKIES SALVAGE ANOTHER TIE WITH PRINCETON 2-2

St. Cloud, MN – The Huskies capped off their weekend swing of the east coast with a 2-2 overtime tie with Princeton University of the ECAC. This followed a 3-3 tie in the series opener on Friday. Once again, the Huskies found it to be tough sledding against a team that entered the series unranked, 6-7-1 overall and sitting eighth in the ECAC standings.The Tigers rode the outstanding play of first-year goaltender Ryan Ferland and an affinity for blocking shots to shut down a Huskies offense ranked #1 in the country. As a matter of fact, it was a struggle for the Huskies five on five scoring only twice on the weekend. As was the case on Friday, SCSU was saved by their power play getting the equalizer on the man-advantage to salvage a tie. MORE HERE

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HUSKIES SKATE TO 3-3 TIE WITH PRINCETON

St. Cloud, MN -Blame it on the extended layoff or perhaps a fired up Princeton University hockey team. In any case, the Huskies were perilously close to losing to #49 pairwise Princeton until they put things in gear in the third period and overtime. After a dominant overtime session, the #1 ranked Huskies probably deserved a better fate but settled for a 3-3 overtime tie with the unranked Tigers at Hobey Baker Memorial Arena in Princeton, NJ on Friday, December 29. MORE HERE

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NEW JERSEY BOUND HUSKIES FACE THE PRINCETON TIGERS

St. Cloud, MN- Approximately 29 miles from maximum security prison East Jersey State Prison (formerly Rahway State Prison) you arrive at rural city of Princeton, NJ home of world renowned Ivy League University’s Princeton University. It’s the fourth oldest university in the United States and home of this weeks opponent, the Princeton University Tigers currently tied for 8th in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Association. Home ice is Hobey Baker Memorial Rink, currently the second oldest rink in the NCAA behind Matthews Arena at Northeastern University. The Huskies will end calendar year 2017 with a two-game series with the Tigers. MORE HERE

FORMER SCSU GOALTENDER DRISCOLL COMMITS TO BEMIDJI STATE

St. Cloud, MN- Former SCSU goaltender Zach Driscoll who competed for the Huskies during the 2016-17 season has announced his commitment via twitter to the Bemidji State Beavers of the WCHA and former SCSU coach Tom Serratore. MORE HERE

SCSU VS NORTH DAKOTA PART III

It’s always interesting following an intense weekend of hockey to take a look at some of the metrics and other factors that had an effect on the weekends results.

Home Town Players Have Extra Incentive   
The Huskies have two players who are natives of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Junior defenseman Jon Lizotte and junior forward Jacob Benson both grew up with the Fighting Hawks the prominent sports team in the area. Austin Poganski, a senior forward and captain of the North Dakota squad grew up watching the Huskies and played his high school hockey at St. Cloud Cathedral. They had mixed results during this past weekend. Poganski was kept off the score sheet both nights although he captured a turnover and rang one off the post on Friday. Jon Lizotte had a productive night on Saturday picking up two assists for the Huskies. Jacob Benson also hit the score sheet Saturday threading a pass to Mikey Eyssimont who dangled an NHL style goal for one of his two goals in the 3-1 Saturday victory. MORE HERE

HUSKIES RECAPTURE FIRST PLACE WITH 3-1 WIN OVER UND

St.Cloud, MN – The Huskies played a nearly flawless game on Saturday defeating #5 ranked North Dakota 3-1 and in the process moved back into first-place in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. The Huskies scored three consecutive goals in period two and first-year goaltender  David Hrenak stopped 34/35 UND shots on goal to pick up his 5th win of the season. Mikey Eyssimont scored twice including the game winner as SCSU finished conference play for calendar year 2017.
MORE HERE

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HUSKIES BATTLE NORTH DAKOTA TO 2-2 OVERTIME TIE

St. Cloud, MN – The Huskies will look at this game and see lots of opportunities wasted as they skated to a 2-2 overtime tie with North Dakota at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center on Friday. The Huskies squandered six man-advantage opportunities including two 5X3 power plays allowing North Dakota to escape with a tie and ultimately a shootout win to move into a tie for first place in the NCHC with the Huskies. In this game, the Huskies third-ranked power play was shut down by UND’s eighth-ranked penalty kill and that was the difference in the game. It was a cat and mouse contest with both teams trying to capitalize on mistakes with both goaltenders making some outstanding saves and both with a little luck on their side in this classic battle. MORE HERE

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

The #2 ranked St. Cloud State University Huskies wrap up 2017 conference play hosting the #5 University of North Dakota. The weekend series will pit the two current front-runners in the conference in a battle for first place. SCSU currently leads the Fighting Hawks by a single point in the league standings. MORE HERE

ROOKIES EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS FOR SCSU

If you asked the SCSU coaching staff they might be slightly surprised with the immediate impact the first-year players have had thus far this season. However, they knew this was a solid group that would build a nice foundation for the future. Admittedly, it’s a battle to compete with the college hockey blue bloods for the top blue chip recruits even though the Huskies have had two players drafted in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft in 2016 and 2017. But, they are not recruiting players for the NHL – they’re recruiting players that fit the system St. Cloud State University hockey adheres to. With a keen eye for uncovering players, the SCSU coaching staff gets a lot of mileage out of hard work, tireless research and the early identification of talent that is a good fit for SCSU.
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HUSKIES SWEEP OMAHA WITH 5-0 ROAD WIN

Omaha, NE – Jake Wahlin scored his third goal of the weekend including the game-winner and David Hrenak earned a shutout stopping 40 shots on goal as the Huskies defeated Omaha 5-0 for a sweep of the weekend series. The win combined with a loss by Western Michigan to North Dakota placed the Huskies all alone in first place in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference by a single point over the Fighting Hawks. That sets up a crucial series for SCSU as they host North Dakota at the HBNHC next weekend. The Huskies sweep this weekend improves their conference record to 6-2-0 and overall record to 11-2-0. MORE HERE

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HUSKIES HANG ON FOR 7-4 ROAD WIN OVER OMAHA

Omaha, NE – It’ll probably not be a pleasant post game film session for the SCSU coaching staff following the Huskies 7-4 win over Omaha on Friday. After charging out to a 5-2 second period lead, the Huskies left the door open and yielded two early third period goals requiring a rally by SCSU to capture the win. Mikey Eyssimont and Jake Wahlin scored twice and Ryan Poehling scored the game-winning goal as the Huskies won their 10th game of the season. First-year forwards Kevin Fitzgerald and Easton Brodzinski added the other goals in the victory. The win moved SCSU into a tie for first place with Western Michigan in the NCHC standings. MORE HERE

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

Baxter Arena has not been an intimidating venue for SCSU with the Huskies winning the last four contests there and having posted a 8-2-0 record vs the Mavericks in the last ten games. Coming off a bye week it’ll be interesting to see how the Huskies perform early  in Fridays contest. The Mavericks have a highly experienced group of forwards with a productive offense and the Huskies will need to be sharp from the drop of the puck and not let the home crowd get involved in the contest. The Mavericks tend to score in bunches and against ranked opponents Notre Dame and UMass Lowell charged out to early leads which dictated the ultimate outcome of those games. On the flip side, UNO goaltending and team defense has been inconsistent and suspect at times as evidenced by a three goal or more loss margin four times this season. Getting to the goaltenders early and putting pressure on the Omaha defense will be a key to the Huskies success this weekend.
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BACK ON TRACK HUSKIES SWEEP TIGERS 5-1

St. Cloud, MN – After getting swept by #1 Denver last weekend, the Huskies needed to get back on track and they did so completing a home series sweep of the Colorado College Tigers at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center on Saturday. However, it was a much more difficult win relying on an explosion of four goals in the third period to put the dagger into the Tigers. Easton Brodzinski, Judd Peterson and Patrick Newell all went 1-1-2 and Jeff Smith stopped 22/23 shots on goal as the Huskies improved their record to 9-2-0 overall and 4-2-0 NCHC.
MORE HERE

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HUSKIES DOMINATE IN 6-1 WIN OVER COLORADO COLLEGE

St. Cloud, MN – A week after a frustrating series being swept by Denver, the Huskies returned home to mount a dominant effort over first-place Colorado College by a 6-1 score.  The Huskies scored three times in period one, outshot the Tigers 46-22 and pretty much had their way with a CC team that has been playing some pretty good hockey thus far this season. Six different players scored for SCSU including Blake Lizotte who finally netted his first collegiate goal. Another first-year player, Easton Brodzinski had a goal and an assist in a strong effort and was named the games #1 star.
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HUSKIES TO FACE RESURGENT CC TIGERS IN HOME SERIES

The Huskies will receive a significant challenge from the Tigers this weekend. They’ve had success on the road thus far this season and have had success in St. Cloud winning 4 of the last 10 games. They have some legitimate goal scorers in Mason Bergh, Trey Bradley and Nick Halloran and a quality goaltender in Alex Leclerc.  Special teams have been a weakness  for Colorado College and the Huskies will need to take advantage of that if given the opportunity. The Huskies need to get back to more disciplined play and stay out of the penalty box. They’ve incurred 29 penalties for 75 minutes or an average of 8 minutes per game in the last four games.  MORE HERE

PIONEERS COMPLETE SWEEP OF SCSU 5-1

Denver, CO – A marquee series between two top-ranked teams culminated in a frustrating penalty-filled contest as the Huskies were swept by a 5-1 score at Magness Arena on Saturday, November 11. In what should have been a highly entertaining game between two skilled teams evolved into a special teams battle won by Denver with three of their goals scored on the power play.  The Huskies on the other hand were whistled 12 times for 38 minutes and failed on five of their own man-advantage opportunities in a disappointing weekend. The losses dropped the SCSU overall record to 7-2-0 and their NCHC record to 2-2-0. MORE HERE


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PIONEERS SNAP STREAK WITH 4-2 WIN OVER SCSU

Denver, CO – Sophomore forward Henrik Borgstrom has made a practice of feasting on the Huskies in his short career at DU. During the 2016-17 season, he had three goals in four games including two game-winners. On Friday, Borgstrom again victimized the Huskies scoring twice in a 4-2 win at Magness Arena in Denver, CO.  Fellow mates Jarid Luosevicius, Troy Terry and Dylan Gambrell also combined for 4 points including the game-winner and two goals from Lucosevcius. The win snapped a Husky seven-game streak to start the season and also a two-game losing streak by the Pioneers.
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HUSKIES FACE HUGE ROAD TEST VS #3 DENVER

This should be a dandy of a series between two of the top teams in the NCHC and the country. I’m sure the Pioneers had a heated week of practice after an upsetting sweep at the hands of the Western Michigan Broncos last weekend in Kalamazoo. This will be the Huskies first road extended road trip of the season as they head to Denver. The Huskies earlier had a same day road trip to Mankato to start the season. MORE HERE

HRENAK GETS SHUTOUT AND HUSKIES SWEEP UMD

St. Cloud, MN – Forget about the six game winless streak vs the UMD Bulldogs at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. That streak was quickly extinguished in a weekend sweep of #8 ranked UMD after a 5-0 route on Saturday. After a tough battle with UMD to earn a 5-3 win Friday, the undermanned Bulldogs had little in the tank in the rematch and were unable to solve first-year goaltender David Hrenak who earned his first collegiate shutout. The banged up Bulldogs who were missing three key forwards and two defenseman lacked the horses to sustain three periods of play with the undefeated Huskies and ultimately fell victim to the relentless attack of the SCSU squad. MORE HERE

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HUSKIES FIGHT OFF BULLDOGS 5-3 IN NCHC OPENER

St. Cloud, MN –  Give the UMD Bulldogs all the credit in the world. After a short week of practice following a trip to Orono, Maine they found themselves missing three top forwards and a defenseman yet pushed the Huskies deep into the third period before falling 5-3 at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. Special teams played a major role with a combined 17 penalties for 45 minutes including an odd five-minute major whistled on SCSU’s Will Borgen for interference. Yet, as the Huskies have done in nearly every game, they rallied late to tie down another victory and maintain their unblemished record at 6-0-0. MORE HERE

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#2 HUSKIES CLASH WITH #8 BULLDOGS IN NCHC OPENER

#2 St. Cloud State University Huskies (5-0-0 | 0-0-0 NCHC) vs #8 UMD Bulldogs (4-2-2 | 0-0-0 NCHC)
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HRENAK AND HUSKIES DEFEAT BOSTON COLLEGE 3-1 FOR SWEEP

St.Cloud, MN – Like a well-oiled machine with interchangeable parts the #2/3 ranked SCSU Huskies raced out to a 3-0 lead and then let their defense take over as the Huskies swept hockey blue blood Boston College 3-1 at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center on Saturday. MORE HERE

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ANOTHER HUSKIES RALLY AND ANOTHER WIN - SCSU 5 BC 2

St. Cloud, MN – It’s a bad habit to find yourself in a multi-goal deficit early in a game. However, the #2/3 ranked Huskies are finding ways to rebound from these early deficits so far during this young season, On Friday, the Huskies once again found themselves down by two goals early in period two but rallied to score five straight goals in a key 5-2 win over Hockey East powerhouse Boston College.
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HUSKIES TO HOST BOSTON COLLEGE IN ST. CLOUD THIS WEEKEND

This will be one of the marquee games in the world of college hockey this weekend. A true traditional hockey power, this will be a great opportunity for the St. Cloud fans to see a non-conference opponent they rarely see outside of NCAA play. Both teams are similar with their style of play and you’ll see a lot of north/south hockey and outstanding speed possessed by both teams. The key for the Huskies is to be able to solve Boston College’s top goaltender, Joseph Woll. Coach Motzko is very familiar with this goaltender as Woll was a member of the Motzko coached World Junior team in 2017. MORE HERE

HUSKIES GET OVERTIME WIN TO SWEEP NANOOKS

St. Cloud, MN – It’s a long trip from Fairbanks Alaska to St. Cloud. After a frustrating loss on Friday, you’d think the visiting Nanooks would have little fight left in them. Not to be. The squad from Alaska fought tooth and nail and pushed the host Huskies into overtime before losing  by a 5-4 score at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center on Saturday. In a wild one, the lead changed four times before the Huskies nailed down an overtime win on a Nick Poehling goal at 2:06 of overtime. To top things off, the goal was assisted by twin brother Jack Poehling for a fitting end to this non-conference weekend.  And, younger brother Ryan, scored the game tying goal late in the third period to place them into the position to earn the OT game winner. MORE HERE

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EPIC COMEBACK BY SCSU DERAILS NANOOKS 6-3

St. Cloud, MN – The #4/6 ranked SCSU Huskies overcame a dismal start to Friday’s game vs the visiting Alaska Nanooks to rattle off six consecutive goals and earn a 6-3 win at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. Junior captain and defenseman Jimmy Schuldt once again provided the offensive spark with two power play goals and sophomore forward Nick Poehling added two of his own in the impressive comeback for the Huskies. MORE HERE

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HUSKIES HOST ALASKA NANOOKS IN NON-CONFERENCE SERIES

#4/#6 St. Cloud State University Huskies (1-0-0 | 0-0-0 NCHC) vs University of Alaska Nanooks (0-1-1 | 0-0-0 WCHA) MORE HERE

SCSU VS MSU Part II

St. Cloud, MN – We learned a few things following the Huskies 4-0 road win at Mankato on Saturday, October 7th. MORE HERE

HUSKIES SMITH AND DEFENSE SHUT DOWN MAVERICKS 4-0

Mankato, MN – Coach Motzko has stressed the importance of good goaltender play if the team is to have success this season. He’s also showered his defensive unit with praise stating it’s the most depth he’s had at this position since he took over the helm at SCSU. Both were instrumental in a hard-fought 4-0 road win vs the WCHA’s top team in Mankato on Saturday, October 7. Smith stopped all 42 shots he faced and junior defensemen Jimmy Schuldt and Jon Lizotte led the offense with goals in the non-conference win over the Mavericks. MORE HERE

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HUSKIES TO FACE MAVERICKS IN KEY SEASON OPENER

The #6/9 ranked St. Cloud State University Huskies (0-0-0 | 0-0-0 ) open the 2017-18 regular season with a road trip to #15/18 Minnesota State University Mankato ( 0-0-0 | 0-0-0) at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, MN on Saturday, October 7. Game time is at 7:07 PM CT.  MORE HERE

BUCS FORWARD SAM HENTGES COMMITS TO SCSU

Another future Husky made a commitment via twitter on October 2nd as Des Moines Buccaneers forward Sam Hentges announced ” Proud to announce my commitment to play hockey at St. Cloud State University! Thanks to everyone who has helped me along the way!” The 6’0″ 175 pound forward is a native of Fridley, MN and was a three-year player for Totino-Grace H.S, prior to joining the Buccaneers. Hentges was drafted #237 in round 5 of the 2017 Phase II USHL Draft.  MORE HERE


SCSU VS U OF REGINA PART II

St. Cloud, MN – Before we get too crazy about the 8-0 result on Saturday vs Regina keep in mind the Huskies have now outscored  the Cougars 25-4 in three meetings. Sister school, Minnesota State University Mankato matched the Huskies result on Sunday also winning 8-0. Nevertheless, it was a good environment for the coaching staff to evaluate the first-year players, fiddle with line combinations and tinker with the special teams play. MORE HERE

LIZOTTE AND SCSU BURY REGINA 8-0 IN EXHIBITION

St. Cloud, MN – Granted, there’s a few things to work on but whenever you throw 53 shots on goal, get 6 points out of first-year players and a shutout on a combined effort of three goaltenders you have to be pleased.  The Huskies were not hospitable hosts burying the puck eight times in a 8-0 exhibition win over the University of Regina on Saturday, September 30. And, oh by the way, not a bad effort when you figure just nine hours earlier the Huskies were skating in their first formal practice of the season.  MORE HERE

HUSKIES TO OPEN 2017-18 SEASON WITH EXHIBITION VS REGINA

St. Cloud, MN – The 2017-18 edition of the St. Cloud State University men’s hockey team begins its formal team practice on Saturday, September 30th with a two-hour session in preparation for an exhibition game that same evening with The University of Regina Cougars. This is a rematch with the same team SCSU defeated  6-2 a year ago in St. Cloud.  The Huskies are coming off a 16-19-1 2016-17 season, their lowest number of wins since the 2010-11 season.
The 2017-18 squad has added seven first-year players after losing four to graduation and two others (Driscoll and Chowlowski) who have moved on to play elsewhere. The Huskies have added goaltender David Hrenak, defensemen Tyler Anderson and Lucas Jaycox and forwards Easton Brodzinski, Blake Lizotte, Will Hammer and Kevin Fitzgerald. MORE HERE

JUNIOR CLASS READY TO LEAD SCSU INTO 2017-18 SEASON

St. Cloud, MN – After a record setting 31 wins in 2015-16 the Huskies had an enormous task ahead of them heading into the 2016-17 season. Losing 219 points of offense and All-American goaltender Charlie Lindgren made the 2016-17 season a certain rebuilding year for the Huskies. They finished with a 16-19-1 record – the lowest number of wins for Coach Bob Motzko since the 2010-11 season and second lowest since he took over the reigns in 2005-06. Nevertheless, Motzko was upbeat about his squad last season feeling he had a good nucleus of players to work with and a “fresh feel” about the team. Certainly, although not intended, a great deal of pressure was placed on the large sophomore class to act as a ballast as they treaded the choppy waters of the NCHC. Not helping matters was the reliance on two first-year goaltenders, Jeff Smith and Zach Driscoll who had their struggles the first half of the season in the rugged NCHC as the Huskies barely kept their head above .500 with a 9-8-1 overall record. However, as the season continued the sophomores did perform finishing the season with five of the top seven points scorers and a defense led by sophomores Jimmy Schuldt, Will Borgen and Jon Lizzotte. Goaltending took a turn for the better as well with Jeff Smith taking over the majority of minutes compiling a 92% save percentage over the second half of the season. Thus, with the official first day of practice this Saturday (9/30) the coaching staff is upbeat about the team and anxious to continue the momentum they started in the second half of the 2016-17 season. The normally sedate Coach Motzko even willing to proclaim the team is “light years ahead of where we were at this time last year. There’s great excitement. the guys are in great shape.” Early predictions have the Huskies finishing second in the NCHC preseason poll and ranked ninth in the USCHO and sixth in the USA Hockey/USA Today preseason polls. Experience, depth and improved goaltending should lead the Huskies to success in 2017-18. In particular, the junior class consisting of eight returning players will be expected to carry a heavy load both on offense and defense. With that said, here’s a preview of the team by position as they head into an exhibition game with Regina on Saturday, September 30th. MORE HERE

HUSKIES RELOAD WITH 2017-18 CLASS OF RECRUITS

It’s a never-ending process in Division One college hockey. Players graduating, signing pro contracts, transferring to other programs and defecting for various reasons. The collegiate coaching staff has to constantly be on the move evaluating players to fill gaps in their rosters three to four years down the road. Like a successful salesperson, they need to prospect, make a proposal to a prospective recruit and finally close the deal. Competition nationally for the elite player is intense and the coaching staffs that project properly and get entrenched early on these players ultimately will have the upper hand in closing the deal. The SCSU coaching staff has done their homework well and is bringing in a diverse group of quality players in it’s 2017-18 freshman class. This class is the result of three to four years of diligent recruiting and will supplement a roster ready to make some noise this season. With that said, let’s take a look at the 2017-18 group of first-year players:
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SCSU NETS ANOTHER LOCAL PLAYER IN SARTELL'S MEIER

The SCSU coaching staff continued loading their future player base with local players with the commitment of Sartell-St.Stephen High School’s Spencer Meier. The 6’3″ 186 pound defenseman announced via twitter on Spetember 20th that he has committed to the Huskies. He posted ” Proud to announce my commitment to play hockey at St. Cloud State University. Thank you to everyone who has helped along the way.” The is the third local player to commit to SCSU in the past week following commitments by Annandale’s Ben Ward and St. Cloud Cathedral’s Nate Warner.
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ST. CLOUD CATHEDRAL'S NATE WARNER COMMITS TO SCSU

The SCSU Huskies have received a commitment from another local player as forward Nate Warner of St. Cloud Cathedral announced via Twitter on September 15 that he has committed to the Huskies. Warner wrote “Proud to announce my commitment to play hockey at St. Cloud State University. Thanks to everyone who helped along the way.” MORE HERE

MONTICELLO STAR BEN WARD COMMITS TO THE HUSKIES

Ben Ward, one of the eye-opening players in the 2017 Minnesota State High School League Class A tourney has announced via twitter that he has committed to play hockey for the SCSU Huskies. He announced on September 15 “Proud to announce I’ve committed to play DI hockey for St. Cloud State University! Thanks to everyone for all the support.”  Ward, one of the team captains for Monticello | Annandale | Maple Lake high school finished the 2016-17 season as the team leader in points with 23 goals and 34 assists for 57 points averaging over two points per game. the 5’9″ 155 pound right-handed forward was highly effective in the state Class A tourney with 2 goals and 5 assists for 7 points in three games. His efforts earned him to be named to the Class A All-Tournament team. He was also named to the Minnesota AP All-State Third Team following the 2016-17 season. MORE HERE

SCSU's DRISCOLL DEPARTS FOR JUNIOR HOCKEY

It pretty much came down to a numbers game. After consultations with the SCSU coaching staff, sophomore to be goaltender Zach Driscoll has made the decision to play Junior Hockey for the Omaha Lancers of the United States Junior Hockey League in 2017-18. With a year of eligibility remaining for junior hockey Driscoll has several choices. He could choose to take a red shirt year and return to SCSU with another year of high level hockey behind him or transfer to another NCAA program. Driscoll apparently is leaving his options open. MORE HERE

CENTERICEVIEW SCSU ROAD TRIP RANKING 2017-18

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 2017-18 season. Keeping in mind that fans have different travel budgets and tastes my list won’t be suited to every fan. However, logistically, this years schedule allows most fans to travel by vehicle to five of the destinations out of nine this season. And, with a little planning, all five of these road trips can be done reasonably without a lot of pain to your budget. So, with that said here’s my list of the top road trip destinations (with comments) for SCSU hockey fans for the 2017-18 season:
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THREE SCSU HUSKIES SELECTED IN 2017 NHL ENTRY DRAFT

Ryan Poehling (Forward, Lakeville, MN) – Round One | 25th selection by the Montreal Canadiens

Poehling will return to the Huskies as an 18 year old sophomore in 2017-18. The youngest player in NCAA Division One Hockey in 2016-17, Poehling will look to build upon his experience in the NCHC to play a more prominent role for SCSU and to build upon his 7-6-13 statistics in 2016-17. An aggressive and skilled forward with size, Poehling can play both ends of the rink and has added size and strength and he will be counted on by the Huskies to be a leader in 2017-18. MORE HERE

SCSU'S POEHLING SELECTED IN FIRST ROUND BY MONTREAL

St. Cloud, MN – For the second consecutive year, the SCSU Huskies have had a player selected in the first-round of the NHL Entry Draft. On Friday, June 23, the Montreal Canadiens chose Poehling as the 25th pick in the first-round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. In the process,  Poehlng, who at age 17 was the youngest player in Division I college hockey during the 2016-17 season, became the second highest drafted player in SCSU history behind Dennis Cholowski who was drafted 20th by the Detroit Red Wings in 2016. It also placed Poehling as the highest drafted forward ever surpassing Matt Cullen who was the 35th pick in the second round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the Anahem Ducks.
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HUSKIES SNARE ANOTHER DEFENSEMAN IN BRADY ZIEMER

St. Cloud, MN – The SCSU Huskies have added another defenseman to the shopping cart with the commitment of Holy Family Catholic’s Brady Ziemer. The Hutchinson, MN native announced via twitter on June 14 ” Proud to announce my commitment to play DI hockey at St. Cloud State University. Thanks to everyone who has helped along the way.” MORE HERE

HUSKIES GET RARE MJHL RECRUIT IN TYLER ANDERSON

St. Cloud, MN- You’d have to go back to the 2000-01 season to find a player on the SCSU roster from Winnipeg, Manitoba. That season, the Huskies roster included all-purpose player, Ritchie Larson and future NHLer Tyler Arnason. Larson was probably the last Husky to skate in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League playing for the Winnipeg South Blues in the late 90’s. So, in a rarity for the Huskies, they recently received a commitment from one of the top defensemen in the league, Tyler Anderson of the Steinbach Pistons. Anderson, from Winnipeg, announced via Twitter on June 3rd “Excited to announce my commitment to SCSU. Cannot thank the people who believed in me and sacrificed for me enough.” MORE HERE

ST. CLOUD NATIVE WILL HAMMER COMMITS TO THE HUSKIES

St. Cloud, MN –  SCSU added a big body and seasoned junior hockey player in St. Cloud native Will Hammer who has announced his commitment to play for the Huskies. The St. Cloud Cathedral graduate announced via twitter on May 11 “Proud to announce my commitment to SCSU. It’s been a long journey! Thanks to everyone who helped me along the way.” Long journey may be an understatement as Hammer put in three years and 169 games in the NAHL between the Aberdeen Wings and Minnesota Magicians prior to commiting to the Huskies. MORE HERE

SCSU HOCKEY UPDATES FROM THE VIEW (4/21/2017)

The Huskies revealed their complete 2017-18 schedule and it’s certainly a much more fan friendly calendar than that of 2016-17. Definitely of interest is the non-conference series with Boston College at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center on October 20/21. This will be the first meeting with Boston College since a loss to the Eagles in the Florida College Classic in 2004. The Boston College trip to St. Cloud is part of a multi-year agreement with Boston College and Northeastern University of Hockey East. During the 2018-19 season, SCSU will travel to Boston to face Northeastern and Boston College in a weekend non-conference series. Northeastern travels to St. Cloud for a non-conference series in 2019-20 and the Huskies return to Boston to face the Eagles in 2020-21.
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SCSU HOCKEY UPDATES FROM THE VIEW

Lincoln Stars defenseman, Lucas Jaycox announced via twitter on Thursday, April 13 that he has commited to the Huskies for the 2017-18 season. The 6’2″ 194 pound 19 year-old defenseman from Warroad, MN has played two plus years for the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League. A defensive oriented blueliner, Jaycox has 3 goals and 18 assists for 21 points in  122 games including 107 PIM and +24. MORE HERE

2017-18 SCSU MEN'S HOCKEY NCHC CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference has released its composite conference only schedule for 2017-18. St. Cloud State will have 12 scheduled conference series not including the playoffs. This season they will have 6 home series and 6 away conference series. They will play home and home series with Minnesota-Duluth, Denver University, Omaha, North Dakota and Western Michigan and single series with Colorado College (Home only) and Miami (Away only) MORE HERE

FUTURE HUSKIES SCORE WELL IN USHL

With the completion of the United State Hockey League’s regular season, several future Huskies ended up near the top of the charts in offense.

Blake Lizotte of the Fargo Force made a strong run for the leagues scoring title but fell just short finishing second in scoring to Northeastern’s recruit Zach Solow. Lizotte finished the regular season with 19 goals and 46 assists for 65 points in 56 games. He finished 4 points behind Solow in the final tally.  Fargo continues play in the USHL playoffs this week vs Waterloo. Following the playoffs, Lizotte will take his talents to the Huskies for the 2017-18 season. MORE HERE

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

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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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HUSKIES OUTLAST THE TIGERS 5-2
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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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HUSKIES COMEBACK FALLS SHORT IN 4-3 OT LOSS TO #1 DENVER
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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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THIRD PERIOD RALLY LIFTS SCSU OVER MIAMI 4-2
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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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SCSU VS UND FRIDAY THOUGHTS
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SCSU SNAGS KEY ROAD WIN AT NORTH DAKOTA
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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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NCHC RULES: SCSU AND UMD ADVANCE TO NORTH STAR CUP FINAL
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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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POEHLINGS LEAD SCSU TO 3-2 OT WIN OVER TOP-RANKED DENVER
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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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SMITH, HUSKIES GAIN KEY ROAD WIN 2-1 OVER #3 UMD
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SCSU VS MIAMI PART III
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POWER PLAY FIZZLES AS HUSKIES ARE SWEPT 4-1 BY MIAMI
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FIVE MINUTE MAJOR SINKS HUSKIES 3-2 IN OVERTIME LOSS TO MIAMI
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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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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 | SCTIMESOMAHA 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 STORYUND 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

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UMD STORY | SCTIMES STORY | TRIBUNE STORY | PHOTO GALLERY


BULLDOGS THIRD PERIOD RALLY EDGES SCSU 5-3
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GAME HIGHLIGHTS

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UMD STORY | SCTIMES STORY | TRIBUNE STORY | PHOTO GALLERY


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

BOX SCORE | SCSU STORY | UAH STORY | SCTIMES STORY | PHOTO GALLERY


BIG THIRD PERIOD NETS 5-1 SCSU WIN OVER CHARGERS
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BOX SCORE | SCSU GAME STORY | UAH GAME STORY | SCTIMES STORY | PHOTO GALLERY


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
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SCSU MENS HOCKEY SEASON PREVIEW 2016-17
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SCSU HUSKIES REBUILD WITH SKILLED RECRUITS IN 2016-17
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SCSU ANNOUNCES BROADCAST TEAM FOR  MENS HOCKEY
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