MARK YOUR CALENDAR! PREGAME SOCIAL WITH UND FANS!_
Our plans are in place for our annual get together with the UND fans in St. Cloud on November 22, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. We'll be providing the food and prizes. This is always a great event. Further details will be posted here.
The Huskies played a nearly flawless game for two periods and withstood a late third period charge by Union to earn a well-deserved 3-2 win over #2 ranked Dutchmen at the Messa Ice Rink in Schenectady, NY on Saturday, October 25. Despite a charged up atmosphere and sold out rink the Huskies outskated, outworked and outshot Union 15-6 in the first period yet found themselves down 1-0 on a goal by the Dutchman's Spencer Foo at 18:41 of the first period. A penalty to Union's Sebastien Gingras at the 20:00 mark of the first period gave the Huskies the early second period advantage and Andrew Prochno scored his first goal of the season at 1:19 to tie the game at 1-1. David Morley picked up his first assist of the season on the goal. The Huskies struck again at 5:22 as Blake Winiecki scored his first collegiate goal with assists by Jimmy Murray and David Morley. With the Huskies clearly in control of the game and outshooting Union by a 2-1 margin Joe Rehkamp was called for a crease violation and the Dutchman's top scorer, Mike Vecchione was awarded a penalty shot. Vechionne converted to tie the game at 2-2 at the 19:46 mark. In the third, Brooks Bertsch buried a nice goalmouth feed by Judd Peterson for what was to be the GWG at 8:18. The game appeared to be in hand when Union's JC Brassard was whistled for hooking at 19:03 but at 19:28 SCSU found themselves a man short when Jonny Brodzinski was penalized for goalie interference. That led to a tense finish as Union applied pressure late with their net empty as the Huskies held on for a 3-2 win snapping Union's 17 game winning streak and 23 game unbeaten streak.
Union's Alex Sakellaropoulos faced 39 SCSU shots turning away 36 while Charlie Lindgren stopped 22/24 SOG in the win. SCSU was 1/6 on the power play while Union was 0/5. There was a total of 16 penalties called in the game. PHOTO GALLERY
The Huskies ran into a buzz saw on Friday as #2 Union College scored three times in the first 8:54 of the game and cruised to a 5-1 win at Messa Rink on the campus of Union College in Schenectady, NY. A bench penalty on SCSU for too many men on the ice at 1:03 gave Union an early PP opportunity and Michael Pontarelli scored his second goal of the season for a quick 1-0 Dutchmen lead. Less than 3 minutes later defenseman Sebastian Gingras buried his second of the year for the game winning goal and a 2-0 advantage. An even strength goal by Mark Bennett finished off the scoring in period one and gave Union a 3-0 lead. SCSU starter in goal, Charlie Lindgren was relieved by Rasmus Reijola after the third goal. Minnesota native Sam Coatta scored at 6:52 for his third goal of the season increasing the margin to 4-0. Union and St. Cloud State traded goals in the third with Max Novak at 16:55 and Ben Storm for SCSU's lone goal at 19:55 for a 5-1 final. Storm's first goal as a Husky was assisted by Garrett Milan. Unions Colin Steven was outstanding in goal stopping 35/36 SOG while the tandem of Lindgren/Reijola 22/27 for SCSU. Charlie Lindgren surrendered 3 goals on 6 SOG. The Dutchmen converted 2/8 PP opportunities while SCSU was 0/4.