01/22/2012 - 11:00 AM
The St. Cloud State Men's Hockey team entered this past weekend one point behind North Dakota in the WCHA standings. The two teams squared off in a series at the National Hockey Center this weekend, both teams earned a win in a series split, keeping North Dakota just ahead of SCSU. St. Cloud took Friday's game 3-1, and North Dakota responded with a 3-2 win Saturday.
St. Cloud collected goals in Friday's win from Cory Thorson, Jarrod Rabey and Jared Fester, and goaltender Ryan Faragher was spectacular in goal stopping 41 UND shots. North Dakota has not won the first series of a game in St. Cloud since 1998.
Saturday saw North Dakota jump out to a 3-1 lead in the second period over the Huskies thanks to a pair of Corbin Knight goals. The Huskies responded back with David Eddy's sixth goal of the season in the second period to make it a one goal game.
The Huskies mounted a furious comeback attempt in the final minute of the game, and sent the crowd into a frenzy when it appeared they had scored to tie the game with 30 seconds to play. However the play was reviewed, and video replay determined Ben Hanowski kicked the puck into the net illegally, and North Dakota held on the for win. (Click HERE for audio of KVSC's call of the final minute of play)
Andrew Prochno also scored in the loss for SCSU.
With the split, SCSU is now 7-8-3 in the WCHA and tied with Michigan Tech for seventh place in the conference with 17 points. St. Cloud is back in action this weekend against the Minnesota Golden Gophers with a home-and-home series. Friday's game is slated for 7:07 in Minneapolis, and Saturday's game at the same time from the National Hockey Center. KVSC will have the call, with Pre-Game coverage starting at 6:30.
01/22/2012 - 10:00 AM
A three game win streak for the St. Cloud State Women's Hockey team was put to an end this weekend as the Huskies were swept by the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. UND beat the Huskies by a score of 10-0 Friday, and 9-0 Saturday from Ralph Englestad Arena.
With the pair of losses, the Huskies now sit at 5-19-2 overall and 4-16-0 in the WCHA. St. Cloud is back in action this weekend with a series at the National Hockey Center against Minnesota Duluth. KVSC will broadcast Saturday's game on the KVSC Sports Stream, available online at KVSC.org. Puck drop is slated for 2:07 pm.
01/14/2012 - 7:00 AM
Head coach Bob Motzko praised senior Jordy Christian this past week for his hard work and leadership. Christian rewarded his coach’s kind words Saturday night in Colorado Springs when he scored 2:30 into overtime to give St. Cloud State a 5-4 win over Colorado College to help earn SCSU a split with the #8 Tigers.
Christian’s goal came after St. Cloud had blown a two-goal lead late in the third period. The Huskies held a 4-2 lead after a David Eddy goal, but allowed CC to strike twice in the game’s final minutes to force OT. Christian was the savor for the Huskies however, scoring his second goal of the season from Brooks Bertsch and Sam Zabkowicz to give SCSU the win, and keep them one point behind sixth ranked UND in WCHA in the race for home ice advantage. Garrett Milan notched his first NCAA goal, and Jared Festler and Nic Dowd also scored for SCSU in the win.
CC took game one Friday by a score of 3-1. The Huskies lone goal came from Nick Jensen in the second period. St. Cloud had a controversial goal disallowed that would have tied the game 2-2 in the second period off the tape of Kevin Gravel, but it was ruled Eddy’s stick had hit CC goaltender Josh Thorimbert’s mask and caused interference.
With the weekend split, the Huskies now sit at 9-11-4 overall and 6-7-3 in the WCHA. SCSU is in seventh place with 15 points in the conference.
The team directly ahead of them and their rival North Dakota visit the National Hockey Center this weekend. Puck drop is slated for 7:37 Friday and 7:07 Saturday. Students will need to pick up tickets in advance for this series beginning at 9 A.M. on Tuesday at the NHC Ticket Office. Our Zack Fisch and Dave Overlund will have the call of the series this weekend right here on KVSC.
01/14/2012 - 5:00 AM
Don’t look now-the St. Cloud State Women’s Hockey team is on a roll. The Huskies captured a pair of WCHA wins this past weekend, sweeping Minnesota State-Mankato on the road by scores of 4-2 Friday and 3-1 Saturday. The Huskies have now won their last three games and moved out of last place in the WCHA.
Friday saw St. Cloud holding a 2-0 lead going into the game’s final frame with goals from junior Callie Dahl and senior Brittany Toor. MSU scored quickly to cut the lead to one, but sophomore Julia Gilbert notched her second goal of the season to bring the lead to two. Toor added to the Huskies lead with her second goal of the game on a shorthanded breakaway to bring the score to 4-1. MSU tallied a goal late, but SCSU’s Julie Friend was spectacular between the pipesstopping 39 Maverick shots to give SCSU the win.
Saturday’s rematch was all Huskies. Molli Mott, Jocelyn Zabrick, and Abby Ness scored for St. Cloud and Friend stopped 28 shots earning SCSU the weekend sweep. Toor and sophomore Sydney Burghardt both had three points on the weekend for SCSU.
The sweep is the first of 2011-12 for either the St. Cloud State Men or Women’s hockey teams. Also, the sweep is the first for the women since February 2010, and St. Cloud’s three game winning streak is its first of that length since November 2009. The Huskies are now 5-17-2 overall, and 4-14-0 in the WCHA. With the wins this weekend, the Huskies have passed MSU and are seventh in the league standings with 12 points.
The team is back in action on the road this week with a series with North Dakota from Ralph Englestad Arena. We’ll have updates from those games on our Twitter page. Follow @KVSCHockey
01/09/2012 - 9:00 AM
The Huskies final match with Newberry was tied 9-9 after the first five weights, but SCSU won four of the last five for the title. The Husky wrestling team is back in action on Friday at Northern State.
01/09/2012 - 11:00 AM
01/08/2012 - 1:14 AM
Brittany Toor's goal with only 5:40 to play in the third period lifted the St. Cloud State Women's Hockey team to an upset win over the Ohio State Buckeyes, 4-3 Saturday afternoon at the National Hockey Center.
With the game tied at three and the clock winding down, Toor accepted a pass from Abby Ness and dashed into the Ohio State zone before sliding a backhander low along the ice under the pad of goaltender Chelsea Knapp to give the Huskies the lead. It was Toor's third career game winning goal, and career best 11th point of the season.
"Abby just gave me a pass, I walked it around and just threw it on the net and actually, I was really surprised that it went in," Toor said.
After dropping game one of the series 2-0 Friday, the Huskies came out flying on Saturday charting three goals in the first period and chasing starting goaltender Lisa Steffes from the game. Senior Jaclyn Daggit, playing at forward with team captain Jocelyn Zabrick out with a hip injury, opened the scoring with her first goal of the season. Molli Mott added her team leading seventh goal on a play setup by Toor, and Alex Nelson's individual play resulted in a goal and 3-0 lead. The last time SCSU scored three goals in a period was in a 6-3 win over Minnesota on February 13, 2010.
Despite being shorthanded with three players participating in the Meco Cup in Germany, the Buckeyes roared back with three straight goals, including the tying goal in the third period from Natalie Spooner. With her third goal of the weekend, Spooner set the Ohio State record for goals with her 87th career tally.
However St. Cloud freshmen goalie Julie Friend was strong, earning her third win of the season kicking aside 41 shots including 18 in the second period to preserve the win.
With the victory, St. Cloud State moves to 3-17-2 on the season and 2-14-0 in the WCHA.
"Obviously with a bad year last year its nice to triple our win total already," Toor said.
Of note, all three of SCSU's wins have come on Saturday afternoons. The Huskies return to action on the road at Minnesota State for a series with the Mavericks on Friday and Saturday. KVSC will have updates via our Twitter page. Follow @KVSCHockey.
12/28/2011 - 10:00 AM
The SCSU Men's hockey team announced today that they have added forward Joe Rehkamp (Plymouth, MN/Breck) from Waterloo of the USHL for the remainder of the 2011-12 season. Rehkamp will be available for this week's series vs WMU.
The departure of Mitch MacMillan left the Huskies a forward short, leading to the signing of Rehkamp during the USHL season. The 5'11, 180-pound forward scored eight goals and charted six assists in 23 games this year.
"Joe will be a great addition to our team," head coach Bob Motzko said. "His experience and skills will add quality depth to our offense."
Motzko added that he was grateful for Waterloo's support, quality and integrity in working with the Huskies.
Rehkamp was a four-year standout at Breck School, leading the Mustangs to a class A title in 2009. He will wear #16 with the Huskies.
12/27/2011 - 10:00 AM
The St Cloud State men's hockey team is at home this weekend to take on the Western Michigan Broncos of the CCHA. Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 on Thursday and Friday nights. Please note the games are on Thursday and Friday this week, as opposed to Friday-Saturday most other weekends.
Zack Fisch and Dave Overlund will bring you all of the action live from the National Hockey Center.
12/22/2011 - 9:31 AM
Sophomore Kevin Gravel won't be playing for St. Cloud State next week when they take on Western Michigan. Instead, he'll be wearing the stars and stripes for Team USA in the IIHF World Junior Championships. The Sophomore defenseman from Kingsford, Michigan was named to the U.S. National Junior Team's final 22-man roster announced this morning on USA Hockey's website.
Gravel becomes the seventh Husky to represent Team USA in the World Junior Championships, and the first since SCSU teammate Mike Lee, who won a gold medal in 2010. Overall, Gravel is the tenth Husky to skate in the tournament.
Gravel, a draft pick of the LA Kings, is in his second season for the Huskies and has zero goals and four assists this season for SCSU. He will be joined by several of his WCHA foes including Derek Forbort (North Dakota), Kyle Rau and Nick Bjugstad (Minnesota), Jason Zucker (Denver), as well as Josh Archibald and Head Coach Dean Blais (Nebraska-Omaha.)
The tournament takes place from December 26- January 5. To follow Gravel at the World Junior Championships, follow us on Twitter.
12/19/2011 - 11:50 AM
The St. Cloud State women’s basketball team posted an impressive win Saturday afternoon as they beat Concordia St. Paul 68 to 45. Junior guard Amanda Wagner scored a career high 19 points to lead the Huskies.Wagner also posted a team high eight rebounds. Senior post Aaryn Booker added nigh points and seven rebounds in the effort.
The Huskies out rebounded the Golden Bears 46 to 36 and scored 31 points off of 22 Concordia turnovers. The Huskies held a 34 to 30 halftime lead and began the second half on a 13 to 2 run.
The Huskies are now 5 and four overall and 2 and 3 in the NSIC. Concordia falls to a 6 and 5 overall record with a 3 and 2 mark in the NSIC. The women’s basketball team returns to NSIC action January 2nd when the Huskies host Augustana College at 6 p.m.
12/19/2011 - 11:40 AM
St. Cloud State sophomore Tim Bergstraser scored a career high 21 points to lead the Huskies to an 84 to 73 win over Concordia University, St. Paul Saturday night. SCSU improved to 8 and 1 overall and 4 and 1 in the NSIC. The loss dropped the Golden Bears to 4 and 5 overall and 1 and 4 in the NSIC.
Bergstraser was one of four Husky starters to score in double figures and collected his second double double of the season. He made 6 of 11 field goal attempts and all nine free throw attempts. Junior guard Shaun Jensen equaled a career high with 20 points to go along with his 8 assists. The Huskies shot 44.8 percent from the field.
Kenny Olafeso led the Golden Bears with 20 points and ten rebounds as the Golden Bears shot 46.8 percent from the field. The Huskies return to the court on January 2nd in an NSIC match up against Augustana College at 8 p.m.
12/19/2011 - 11:30 AM
The St. Cloud State Men’s Hockey Team bounced back after a tough loss Friday night to beat 13th ranked Denver Pioneers five to one Saturday. The Huskies were led by sophomore defender Nick Jensen who gained his first collegiate hat trick and became the first SCSU defenseman since Bret Hedican to score three goals in a game. Hedican recorded his hat trick on February 15th, 1991.
Jensen opened the SCSU scoring effort just 34 seconds into the game by beating Denver goalie Juho Olkinuora with a slap shot. Jensen added the game winning goal at 13:04 of the first period with a power play goal to make it two to nothing Huskies. Denver broke the shutout at the 18:25 mark of the first period with a goal by Shawn Ostrow.
It was all Huskies after that as Jensen recorded his third goal just 21 seconds into the second period. Sophomore forward Cory Thorson made it a 4 to 1 game after netting a power play goal. Freshman forward Brooks Bertsch capped off the scoring for the Huskies as he scored at 10:17 of the third period. Denver outshot the Huskies 37 to 31 but it was the SCSU power play that made the difference, going two of five on the night. Freshman goalie Ryan Faragher made 36 saves in net for the Huskies and was named the number two star of the game.
The win snapped a six-game winless streak for the Huskies who look to gain some momentum when they face off with Western Michigan University on December 29th and 30th at the National Hockey Center.
12/11/2011 - 5:00 AM
A second period surge propelled the St. Cloud State Women's Hockey team to its first WCHA win Saturday over Minnesota State, as the Huskies beat the Mavericks 2-1.
After being blowout 6-0 the night before in the series opener from National Hockey Center, the Huskies took the ice Saturday afternoon looking to get back on track. After a scoreless first period, Lauren Barnes beat SCSU's Julie Friend over the glove to give MSU a 1-0 lead at 1:43 of the second period. That would be the last shot Friend would allow en route to her second career victory.
The Huskies responded with a surge of offense late in the period. Sydney Burghardt tied the game with her second goal of the season, knocking a Jaclyn Daggit shot past MSU's Alli Altmann. The Huskies struck again at the 17:48 mark when Alex Nelson scored on a one-timer off a beautful passing play setup by Abby Ness and Brittany Toor. Nelson's third goal of the year turned out to be the winner, as Friend stopped all nine shots she saw in the third period.
With the win, St. Cloud State is now 2-16-2 overall and 1-13-0 in WCHA. The team finished up the 2011 portion of its schedule and will take the ice again January 6-7 with a series against Ohio State from the National Hockey Center.
12/05/2011 - 10:15 AM
A trip north to Duluth was none to kind for the St. Cloud State Women’s Hockey team this past weekend. The UMD Bulldogs swept the Huskies back to St. Cloud, beating SCSU 5-1 Friday, and 10-2 Saturday from Amsoil Arena.
Despite outplaying the Bulldogs early in the Friday’s game, SCSU trailed 1-0 in the second period when Wayne State transfer Cari Coen scored her first goal as a Husky to tie the game. She was assisted by Abby Ness and Molli Mott on the third goal of her career. That would be the only goal SCSU would score as the Bulldogs notched the next four goals en route to the 5-1 win.
Saturday’s game saw Duluth totally dominate St. Cloud State. Before the Huskies got a Julia Gilbert goal in the second, they already trailed by six goals. After two periods of play, UMD lead 10-1, and the Bulldog’s Haley Irwin had seven points. St. Cloud got the final goal on a tip off a Brittany Toor deflection, but the Bulldog’s easily took care of the Huskies and earned the sweep.
St. Cloud is now 1-15-2 on the season and still winless in the WCHA. They will have a chance to change that this weekend when they return home in conference play against Minnesota State-Mankato. MSU was the only team SCSU beat last season. Friday’s game is slated for 7:07 and Saturday’s for 2:07.<< 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 >> ]
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