By: Andrew Erickson / @CarvellMedia / Photo by SCSU Athletics
The Huskies opened up a two-game set against an east coast Northeastern University team sitting at 3-0-1. They own a victory against Massachusetts who was ranked No. 4 at the time.
The hometown Huskies wouldn’t be so lucky in this one as they lose 4-1 in this one, making this the first loss at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center since March of 2018.
The game went to way of the away team to start as John Picking netted a goal in the first period and the score would stay that way into the locker room.
St. Cloud State tied the game up 4:30 into the second period when sophomore Sam Hentges netted his second goal of the season but that was the last sniff the they had in this one.
Northeastern’s top dog Tyler Madden scored two more before the end of the period to set the score to 3-1 and the game would be seal on an empty net goal at the end of the third.
Neither team scored on their two power play chances and the shots end up 34-20 in favor of Northeastern.
The Huskies turned their fortunes around on Saturday night as they came out flying on both ends of the rink to down the away Huskies 2-1 and this was the first game this season that our Huskies have led the game in shots.
The scoring started in the first when Northeastern sent out Madden on the power play where he scored his third of the weekend.
In the second it was all SCSU as they would put in two goals. The first was just under five minutes in and off a backhanded pass from Hentges from behind the net to right between the dots where senior Jack Poehling ripped one past the netminder.
The second came less then four minutes later when freshman Chase Brand drove to the net on a 2-2 and passed it back to Hentges across the crease for the game winning goal.
SCSU was 0-4 on the PP and NU was 1-3, while the shots ended 33-18 in favor of St. Cloud.
The Huskies play on Nov. 1 and 2 at home against Princeton and you can catch all the action on KVSC.