Western Michigan Takes down St. Cloud
01/22/2014 - 9:00 AM
The men's hockey team hosted new conference opponent Western Michigan University in a pair of defensive games over the weekend. Friday's game seen an offensive explosion despite tough defense on both ends of the ice. The Huskies and the Broncos each scored five goals during the regulation portion of the game Friday. The game would need an overtime period and eventually a shoot out to determine who would get the extra conference point. No team scored in overtime and the Broncos scored the lone goal in the shoot out to earn the extra NCHC point. The game is recorded as a tie.
Saturday night WMU took a lead seven minutes into the game. SCSU was forced to battle back the entire game but despite a couple close chances fell short 2-1. The Huskies still remain in the top conference spot with an overall record of 12-4-4. The Huskies are 7-3-2 in conference play. SCSU dropped a couple spots in the USCHO poll to fifth.
Up next the Huskies will take part in the inaugural North Star College Cup at the Xcel Energy Center. Friday night the Huskies will face off against long-time rival and former conference foe, the University of Minnesota. Listen to the game on 88.1 FM KVSC or online. Coverage begins at 6:45 p.m. The puck drop will follow at 7:00 p.m. The Huskies will then play in the second day of the tournament at either 4:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. pending the outcome of Friday's game. Stay tuned via our Twitter account for the latest.
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