Monday, January 24, 2011

Proved 'em wrong- 6 straight victory!

Mike Lee continues his strong performance
In my last blog post, in which I previewed the SCSU vs BSU series, I included several predictions for the weekend which all stated that the best St. Cloud could do is get a split (I predicted a SCSU sweep). In a great performance this weekend, the Huskies proved the naysayers wrong and got another WCHA sweep for its 6th straight win. The Huskies have now gone unbeaten since the Christmas break.

On Friday night, the Huskies and Beavers played a very defensive game. The score was 0-0 after the first period. Both SCSU (Nick Jensen) and BSU (Matt Read) were able to score during the second period, again leaving to the locker rooms all tied up. The teams went for another scoreless period in the third to end regulation at 1-1. The game winning goal came from freshmen forward Nic Dowd with only 28.5 seconds left in overtime! The final score was 2-1, which gave St. Cloud State its fifth straight victory since Christmas. Unfortunately, junior wing Travis Novak was hurt during the game after taking a bad hit from Bemidji State's Darcy Findlay. Novak has a "mid section" injury and did not come back to play Friday night or Saturday night. He may be able to return next weekend. You can read more about this game at the sites below:

Cam Reid celebrates his first period goal
Saturday nights game had an entirely different outcome for St. Cloud State as they demolished Bemidji 5-1. Senior forward Garrett Roe, freshman forward Cam Reid, and sophomore forward David Eddy all scored during the first period (actually all during the first 10 minutes) to end out the first period 3-0. SCSU continued its offensive attack in the second period with goals from junior forward Jordy Christian and Eddy's second goal of the night. The score was 5-0 late in the second before BSU broke the SCSU shutout with a power play goal by Jamie McQueen. The score to start the third was 5-1. In the final period the Huskies outshot BSU 10-2 with the final score ending at 5-1. With this victory the Huskies have now gone 6-0 since Christmas. You can read more about the game at the sites below:

David Eddy is all smiles after scoring two
The Huskies will return to action this weekend at the National Hockey Center to play 11th place Mankato. It is another "must-sweep" series for the Huskies. If they continue to play as well as they have, the Huskies have a great chance at extending their winning streak to 8.

Go Huskies!

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