SCSU Swept by Miami
03/17/2014 - 11:00 AM
St. Cloud State’s men’s hockey team, the top ranked seed in the NCHC playoffs hosted the bottom team, Miami University in first round playoff action at the Brooks Center in a best two of three matchup. The winner of the series would advance to the conference tournament, the Frozen Faceoff, at the Target Center March 21-22.
It was a ping-pong game of back and fourth goals in the first game of the series on Friday night that saw the Huskies trailing with less than a minute to play. Senior captain, Kevin Gravel scored to tie the game with one tenth of a second remaining, sending the game to overtime. In the extra frame it was Miami University who scored first for the win, the final score was 5-4.
Saturday’s game was a bit more defensive until the Huskies got on the board twice in the second. Despite a two-goal SCSU lead, the game was far from over. The Redhawks would four goals in the third period for the win, the game winner coming with just two point six seconds left on the clock. Triggering elation for the Redhawks and heartbreak for the Huskies. Miami will advance to the conference tournament and the Huskies are left to wait until the NCAA selection show to determine where and when they will play in national playoffs. The selection show is Sunday, March 23, 2014. Stay tuned for the latest news via our Twitter page.
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