By Andrew Erickson / @CarvellMedia / firstname.lastname@example.org / Photo by SCSU Atheltics
The Huskies men’s hockey team got swept at home for the first time since 2016 against North Dakota this past weekend.
The Colorado College Tigers came to town after being the only team to snag a point at the Brooks Center against the Huskies last season. The Tigers picked up four points this time around winning 4-2 on Friday and 5-2 on Saturday.
Friday night was all about the special teams as the Tigers went 3-3 on the power play and scored an empty netter for their goals.
Game one’s bright spot is the score was tied heading into the third period. Shots were 33-22 in favor of the Tigers, which included a 15-5 edge in just the third period by them.
On Saturday the special teams favor switched as SCSU was 2-4 on the PP to CC’s 0-2 but the score was still on the Tigers side.
The game was highlighted by three major penalties in total, 2 for CC and 1 for SCSU, and 2 game misconducts to pair with that. Junior mainstay in net David Hrenak was also pulled in the second for freshman Joey Lamoreaux after he gave up a bad goal.
Head Coach Brett Larson did this to “wake his team up.” He thought they got a burst of energy after.
Shots for this game were 32-29 in favor of the Tigers.
Goals on the weekend came from juniors Will Hammer and Easton Brodzinski and freshman Jami Krannila and Chase Brand.
Two games is the longest losing streak the Huskies have ever had against the Tigers in their histories.
This is the first weekend where Larson really believes his team got out played for the entire series.
The Huskies travel up 94 for a big rivalry week, as they take on the Fighting Hawks at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Fridays game is at 7:37 p.m. and 7:07 p.m. is the puck drop for Saturdays game. Andrew Erickson and Nick Maxon will have the call both nights on 88.1 KVSC or Radio X for Saturday.