In a reversal of Friday night, the Huskies clamped down defensively and poured on the offense in a 5-1 NCHC win over #20 UMD on Saturday at Amsoil Arena in Duluth, MN. In stark contrast to Friday where the Huskies were outshot 39-19, the #2 Huskies outshot the Bulldogs 27-21 and completed the road sweep.The Huskies were on the board first on a nice play from Nic Dowd to Jimmty Murray. Dowd retrieved the puck along the wall in the UMD zone and spotted Murray all alone in front of the UMD net. Dowd connected with Murray who one-timed the puck past UMD goaltender Aaron Crandell for a 1-0 lead. The Huskies connected again at 15:57 of the period as Joe Rehkamp beat Crandell to a puck in the UMD zone, was able to get off a weak shot and Brooks Bertsch gathered the rebound and flipped it over Crandall for a 2-0 Husky lead. The Bulldogs were outscored 2-1 in period two as Morley picked up his 4th goal of the year off a long pass by Gravel and beating Crandell one on one. UMD's Charlie Sampair picked up his second goal of the year at 11:31 but SCSU responded 8 minutes later as Cory Thorson picked up his own rebound off a defender and firing it past Crandell for a 3-1 SCSU lead. SCSU added one more in the third as Ryan Papa scored off a goal mouth scramble for a decisive 5-1 lead. In another strong effort in goal, Ryan Faragher stopped 20 of 21 shots for his 10th win of the season. SCSU was 0/3 on the power play while UMD was 0/2. The Huskies record improves to 11-1-2, the best in college hockey.
Jonny Brodzinski scored twice and Ryan Faragher stopped 36 of 38 shots on goal to lead #2 SCSU to an unlikely 4-2 win over #20 UMD at the Amsoil Center in Duluth, MN on Friday. In a painful loss for the Bulldogs, they outshot SCSU 15-4 in period one but only held a 1-0 lead on a goal by Caleb Herbert until Nic Dowd scored on the power play at 9:10 of period one to even the game at 1-1. The Bulldogs took the lead again at 11:42 of period two on Justin Crandall's sixth goal of the season. In a break for the Huskies, Kalle Kossila's attemp to do a cross-ice dump into the Bulldog zone on a power play ended up being deflected past UMD goaltender Matt McNeely to tie the game at 2-2. Jonny Brodzinski then went to work in the third wristing a shot glove side top shelf past McNeely from outside the right circle for a 3-2 Husky lead. He netted another empty net goal at 19:16 to seal the win for the Huskies. UMD outshot SCSU 39-19 but SCSU's Faragher was steadfast stopping 36 of 38 for his ninth win of the season. SCSU was 2 for 4 on the power play while UMD was 1 for 6. To sum it up Coach Motzko stated " In my 27 years I don't think I've seen such highway robbery". The Huskies record now improves to 10-1-2 / 5-1-1 NCHC.