12/05/2011 - 10:00 AM
Bemidji State rolled into the National Hockey Center this past weekend and handed the St. Cloud State Men’s Hockey team its first home loss and took three points from the Huskies in a WCHA series. The two teams skated to a 6-6 tie Friday night, and BSU got the victory Saturday by a score of 3-1.
Friday saw SCSU lose two goal leads twice in the game. The Huskies lead 3-1 at one point in the first period, and chased starting goaltender Dan Bakala from the game. However, the Beavers roared back and took a 4-3 lead in the second period. Ben Hanowski tied the game with his second goal of the night towards the end of the second period to tie the game. St. Cloud came out firing in the third period and got goals from Travis Novak and Jordy Christian to take another two goal lead at 6-4. However BSU again scratched and clawed their way back to tie the game at six. Novak and Andrew Prochno had three points for SCSU in the tie. Ryan Faragher allowed six goals on 25 shots.
Saturday saw the Huskies strike first only 3:25 into the first frame. After notching his first NCAA goal the night before, Nick Oliver scored for SCSU to give the Huskies an early lead. However, that was the only goal SCSU would get in the game. The Beavers would score the next three, and despite being outshot by SCSU by a total of 34-14, BSU won the game 3-1.
With the loss SCSU falls to 6-8-4 on the season and 4-5-3 in the WCHA. The Huskies are off this weekend, but will return to action at home in two weeks for a series against Denver. For updates on the Men’s Hockey team, remember to check us out on Twitter.
11/28/2011 - 6:30 AM
The St. Cloud State Men’s Hockey team played well on the road in Omaha against the #19 UNO Mavericks this weekend, but came home with only one point, after falling 4-3 on Saturday and skating to a 2-2 tie on Sunday.
Saturday’s game saw Cory Thorson get the Huskies on the board with a first period goal, but the Mavericks rattled off two straight goals to take the lead. Junior captain Ben Hanowski responded for SCSU with one of the most impressive goals of the season and notched his ninth tally of the year after a series of dekes and dangles to tie the game 2-2. After an Alex Hudson tally late in period two, Cam Reid evened the score in the third period. However, it was the Mavericks who tallied last as Terry Broadhurst scored with under three minutes to play to give UNO a 4-3 win.
After a quick turnaround, the Huskies were back on the ice Sunday afternoon and in front of a small crowd got goals from Brooks Bertsch and Hanowski in a 2-2 tie. Ryan Faragher made 24 saves in the draw.
St. Cloud State is now 6-7-3 overall, and 4-4-2 in the WCHA, which is good for seventh in the league. The Huskies are back home this weekend with a home series against Bemidji State. Puck drop is slated for 7:37 pm Friday and 7:07 Saturday. Our own Zack Fisch and Dave Overlund will have the call.
11/28/2011 - 6:00 AM
Thanksgiving Weekend was no time to relax for the St. Cloud State Women’s Hockey team who were given the tough task of traveling to Madison to take on the #1 Wisconsin Badgers. Looking for their first WCHA win, the Huskies fell short and were swept by Wisconsin, losing 5-0 Friday, and 6-1 Sunday from the Kohl Center.
Friday saw SCSU give up two goals in the first period but play the Badgers tough in the second frame. Heading into the third period, the score read 2-0 in favor of the Badgers. However, Wisconsin captain Hillary Knight took the game over and scored twice in the third period en route to the 5-0 win. Knight had 15 shots for the Badgers in the win, while as a team, St. Cloud registered only 19 shots on goal. SCSU senior goaltender Tayler VanDennaker made 36 saves in the loss.
After having Saturday off, the Huskies returned to the ice Sunday looking for the upset win, but a three goal first period for Wisconsin quickly put SCSU behind. St Cloud got on the board in period two when junior Alex Nelson blasted a slapshot past Alex Rigsby to cut the Badger lead to 3-1. Nelson’s goal was her second of the season and was assisted by Julia Gilbert and Kylie Lane. However Wisconsin added three more goals to secure the sweep.
The Huskies are now 1-13-2 on the season and 0-10-0 in the WCHA. St. Cloud travels to Duluth this weekend to take on the UMD Bulldogs. Puck drop is slated for 7:07 on Friday and Saturday. We'll have updates on our Twitter page.
11/21/2011 - 11:38 AM
The only thing as persistent as the snow falling Saturday afternoon at Husky Stadium was Wayne State running back Toney Davis, who rushed for a school-record 326 yards and five touchdowns in leading the Warriors to a 48-38 upset over the Huskies in round one of the NCAA playoffs.
The Huskies scored first after SCSU blocked a Stefan Terleckyj punt and recovered the ball on WSU’s three-yard-line. Dante Steward scored on the ensuing drive’s first play to give the Huskies a 7-0 lead halfway through the first quarter.
After a Warrior touchdown and missed extra point cut the Huskies lead to one, SCSU wide receiver Renard Robinson caught a thirty-yard, fourth-down TD pass to increase the Huskies lead to 14-6.
St. Cloud State took a 21-6 lead early in the second quarter on a Michael Walker TD scamper from two-yards-out but from that point on, it was all Warriors. Over the next 6:30, Wayne State scored 21 unanswered points to take a 27-21 lead. A Tyler Aldridge field goal for SCSU just before half cut the WSU lead to three points, but that was as close as the Huskies would get.
With the snow falling steadily beginning at about 10 AM, officials decided to take an extended halftime break to clear the snow that ultimately lasted fifty minutes.
On the Huskies second offensive possession of the second half, Aldridge had a 38-yard field-goal-attempt blocked and that seemingly seized all of the momentum the Warriors would need to seal the upset.
On SCSU’s next possession Wayne State’s Raliegh Ross took a Phil Klaphake pass sixty-eight-yards the other way for a pick-six that more or less sealed the Wayne State victory.
The Huskies finish the season with a 9-3 record.
11/20/2011 - 7:00 AM
As if the St. Cloud State Men's Hockey team needed anymore motivating taking on it's bitter rival Minnesota, the Gophers came into this weekend's series as the nation's top team. The Huskies proved that polls didn't matter to them as they knocked off the #1 Golden Gophers by a score of 4-3 Friday from the National Hockey Center.
Ryan Faragher was again fantastic between the pipes, stopping 40 Minnesota shots. He faced a barrage of shots in the third period with Minnesota mounting a comeback, but held the fort to give the Huskies the win.
St. Cloud found the back of the net early as junior captain Ben Hanowski tallied just under four minutes into the game. Minnesota would even the score on the powerplay, but the Huskies countered with a powerplay goal of their own from Cam Reid to retake a lead. St. Cloud also got goals from Nic Dowd and Jared Festler in the second period, and the Huskies jumped out to a 4-1 lead. The Huskies scored four goals on Minnesota's Kent Patterson on only 18 shots.
The Gophers scored twice in the game's final five minutes, but SCSU held on the for upset win. Minnesota would get revenge the next night at Mariucci Arena, beating the Huskies 5-0. Nick Bjugstad had a hat-trick for the Gophers.
St. Cloud State is now 6-6-2 on the season and 4-3-1 in the WCHA. The Huskies hit the road this weekend for series at Nebraska Omaha. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:07 Saturday, and 2:07 Sunday. We'll have updates on our Twitter page.
11/20/2011 - 5:00 AM
The St. Cloud State Women's Hockey team was hoping to make a splash this weekend with their trip to Niagara Falls. The Huskies took on the Purple Eagles from Niagara University, and fell 5-1 on Friday and skated to a 2-2 tie Saturday.
Sophomore Molli Mott scored the lone goal for the Huskies in Friday's loss. The game was tied through two periods of play, but Niagara rattled off four straight goals in the third period en route to the win.
Saturday saw the Huskies trailing 1-0 heading into the game's final frame, before Mott tallied her team leading sixth goal to even the score. Junior Callie Dahl broke the deadlock with her second goal of the season shortly after to give the Huskies the lead. However, Niagara rallied to tie the game with under a minute remaining, and the teams skated to a 2-2 draw.
The Huskies are now 1-11-2 on the season. The squad will travel to Wisconsin this weekend to take on the top-rated Badgers. The puck will drop at 2:07 Friday and Sunday, and our Zack Fisch will have the call on the KVSC Sports Stream.
11/16/2011 - 10:30 AM
Headed into its First Round NCAA Playoff matchup this weekend, the St. Cloud State Football team continues to rack up accolades. Coach Scott Underwood was named the 2011 NSIC Coach of the Year Tuesday, and 22 Huskies earned themselves All-Conference honors.
St. Cloud had eight first team All-NSIC North Division selections, including three on offense. Center Scott Horvath, quarterback Phillip Klaphake, and offensive tackle Matt Theis all received top honors. On defense Thomas Gruis, Tony Kubes, Marvin Matthews, and Matt Schwartz all gained first team honors.
After leading his team to a tie for the North Division title and overall NSIC Championship this season, Underwood took home Coach of the Year honors. St. Cloud has had a winning record in all four seasons with Underwood at the helm, and a 31-9 NSIC record in that time.
His Huskies are 9-2 this season, and take on Wayne State University on Saturday in the NCAA Playoffs. Kickoff is slated for Noon, and KVSC will have the call. Pregame coverage starts at 11:45 with Dave Overlund having the call.
11/16/2011 - 10:15 AM
The St. Cloud State Women’s Hockey team is looking to get back in the top half of the WCHA in the near future, and the squad signed two players that they hope will continue to brighten their future. The Huskies announced Tuesday they had inked forward Hanna Brodt of Roseville and goaltender Katie Fitzgerald of Des Plaines, Illinois to National Letters of Intent.
Brodt is the daughter of former men’s hockey player Vic Brodt who skated for the Huskies from 1986-90. She is the captain at Roseville High School and helped the team to a State Tournament championship in 2010 and has participated in USA Development Camps the last three years. Last season she tallied 12 goals and 22 assists for 34 points for Roseville.
Fitzgerald is a product of the Chicago Mission AAA Hockey Club. Last season she posted a goals against average of 0.83 and a save percentage of .935 while going 5-2-1 with four shutouts. Her team earned the silver medal at the U-16 USA Hockey National Championship.
Both Brodt and Fitzgerald are seniors in high school and expected to join the Huskies next season. The Women’s Hockey team is currently 1-10-1 on the season and travels to Niagara this weekend in non-conference play.
11/15/2011 - 8:00 AM
Per Tom Nelson of SCSU Media relations:
"There are still seats available for the upcoming men's hockey game between St. Cloud State and #1 ranked Minnesota on Friday, Nov. 18, in St. Cloud at the National Hockey Center. Tickets for this important WCHA game are $35. For complete ticket information, please call the St. Cloud State University Athletic Ticket Office at the National Hockey Center at 1-877-SCSUTIX or 320-308-2137. The SCSU Athletic Ticket Office hours are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday."
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11/15/2011 - 12:38 PM
KVSC is proud to announce coverage of this Saturday's D-2 playoff football game featuring St. Cloud State and Wayne State (MI).
The Huskies will host a round one playoff game for the second straight season, and KVSC is the only place to hear all the action in crystal-clear FM.
Pregame coverage will begin at 11:45 AM with kickoff scheduled for noon.
11/15/2011 - 12:00 PM
Pregame coverage begins at 7:00 PM on Friday with Zack Fisch, Dave Overlund and Matt Bishop broadcasting live from the National Hockey Center.
Saturday's pregame will begin at 6:30 PM live from Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis, MN.
11/15/2011 - 11:00 AM
The injury bug has hit the St. Cloud State Men’s Hockey team hard this season, and the news got worse for Husky fans this weekend. Per multiple reports from College Hockey News and the St. Cloud Times, junior goaltender Mike Lee is set to have surgery Tuesday on a lower body injury and will be out indefinitely. Lee had been out since sustaining the injury in practice the week before the series at North Dakota.
Without Lee, freshmen Ryan Faragher taken over the starting role and played well for SCSU, but his backups with Lee out are Joe Phillipi and Nate Hardy, who both have no NCAA experience.
Lee is a third round draft pick of the Phoenix Coyotes and would be eligible for a medical redshirt if he is unable to return this season.
11/14/2011 - 2:00 AM
The St. Cloud State Football team beat Minnesota State-Moorhead 47-14 Saturday in the Huskies last regular season game at Husky Stadium.
Michael Walker scored three rushing touchdowns for SCSU, giving him a team-leading fourteen scores on the season. In fact, the Huskies offense as a whole outgained Moorhead 435 yards to just two-hundred-and-six for the Dragons. Also of note, St. Cloud scored touchdowns on their first four possessions and seven of their first eight.
With the win the Huskies earned a first-round home playoff game on November 19th against Wayne State University (Michigan) -and you can listen to that game right here on KVSC.
The Huskies needed help from other teams in their “Super-Regional” to earn the first round home game, and they got it when Wayne State lost to Findlay and Saginaw Valley also lost.
Our coverage will begin at 11:45 Saturday morning, with kickoff scheduled for noon. Dave Overlund will have the call.
11/14/2011 - 12:55 PM
Another weekend on the road resulted in another split for the St. Cloud State Men’s Hockey team. The squad took the ice in Mankato against WCHA foe Minnesota State and dropped Friday’s game 4-2, but came back and won Saturday by a score of 3-2.
Friday’s game saw the Huskies strike first. Without Captain Drew LeBlanc, the top line saw first-year Brooks Bertsch added to the mix, and he didn’t disappoint notching his first collegiate goal to give SCSU a 1-0 in the first period. After that, MSU rattled off three straight goals, including one SCSU’s Ben Hanowski accidentally knocked into his own net. St. Cloud’s Cory Thorson scored 54 seconds into the third period to cut MSU’s lead to 3-2, but Cameron Cooper scored for the Mavericks minutes later to give Mankato the 4-2 win.
After Friday’s result, the Huskies came out flying on Saturday and scored twice in the game’s first two minutes. Thorson notched his second of the weekend on a deflection just 1:19 into the game. Seconds later, Hanowski tallied his seventh goal of the season at the 1:48 mark. David Eddy also scored in the first period, and goalie Ryan Faragher stood tall stopping 29 shots as SCSU earned a split with the 3-2 victory.
St. Cloud now stands at 5-5-2 on the season and 3-2-1 in the WCHA. This weekend the Huskies take on the #1 Minnesota Golden Gophers in a home & home series. Friday’s game will take place at the National Hockey Center with a 7:37 puckdrop, and Saturday’s game will be in Minneapolis at Mariucci Arena with a 7:07 game time.
KVSC will have the call for both games, as Zack Fisch, Dave Overlund and Matt Bishop call the shots. We’ll be on the air thirty minutes prior with Pre-Game coverage. For updates throughout the week on Husky Hockey, log on to Twitter and follow @KVSCHockey.
11/13/2011 - 11:46 AM
The St. Cloud State men’s basketball team’s season got off to a successful start Sunday with a 74-56 win over Sioux Falls at Halenbeck Hall.
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