Tuesday, January 11, 2011

St. Cloud State Gets 1st WCHA Sweep!

St. Cloud State Gets First WCHA Sweep of the Season!
St. Cloud State continued its winning ways this weekend sweeping the Michigan Tech Huskies. In winning this game, St. Cloud has now won the last 4 games and is situated at #8 in the WCHA standings. Despite this being far from our #1-3 (in the WCHA) expectations, the Huskies have made noticeable improvements already in the 2nd half of the season. In the Friday night game, SCSU had a season best 43 shots on goal and Mike Lee recorded his first shutout of the season beating MTU 3-0. The Huskies got goals from junior wing Jared Festler, sophomore wing Ben Hanowski and freshman wing Cam Reid. Additionally, senior Garrett Roe had two assists to give him 101 assists in his career. He is the third St. Cloud State player in the Division I era to reach that milestone. You can read more about Friday nights game below:
Post Game Friday night video:

On Saturday night the Huskies continued to dominate ("the other"- MTU) Huskies. Nic Dowd, Jared Festler, Nick Jensen, Garrett Roe, and Drew LeBlanc all had goals in route to a 5-1 SCSU victory. Mike Lee played well again, allowing MTU only one goal (power play goal) in 24 shots. St. Cloud continued to do better at taking shots than its first half average of 25.3 shots on goal by registering 39 shot on goal Saturday night. There was a scary moment, though when senior center Garrett Roe went down after making knee on knee contact. Roe had to be helped from the ice and did not play the rest of the game; however, Coach Motzko, "...think(s) he’s fine". You can read more about Saturdays game below:
Post Game Saturday night video:

The Huskies will have next week off before returning to play January 21 and 22 at Bemidji. On January 28 and 29 the Huskies will return home to the NHC to play Minnesota State- Mankato. Both the Bemidji and Mankato series will be very important for the Huskies to win as they face a tough road during the month of February and early March (UNO, UMD, UND, UW, DU). St. Cloud State has the toughest second-half schedule of any WCHA team so it is all the more important for the Huskies to beat Bemidji and Mankato.

Other News:
"Tony Mosey and Chris Hepp left the team after both broke curfew in an incident in Florida that involved a third player and alcohol consumption."
"Potter said in an interview with the Times that Mosey and Hepp already were 'walking on thin ice' at the time of the Florida trip because of previous behavioral problems."
"Rumors circulated that a Husky player had been hospitalized in Florida for an off-ice incident. Pat Dolce, public affairs specialist for the Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, Fla., confirmed Monday that a Huskies player was seen in the emergency room of a Lee Memorial Health System hospital and was discharged."
 "The reason he was seen (at the hospital) was not overconsumption of alcohol"
"It was guys who were out having a good time and they didn’t want to quit"
"Potter said that there were no injuries and there were no laws broken."
"'I’m proud of my coaches. I’m proud of my athletic director,' Potter said. 'We had a couple young men, who are seniors and should have known better, and they crossed the line.'"
I wish Chris Hepp (with the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL) and Tony Mosey (with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL) the best. However, I am not sad to see them go and believe the team will be better without their presence.

Go Huskies!

1 comment:

  1. So comments have been made but you have not posted them. I don't feel they have been inappropriate, but you don't post them. Players didn't cross the line. There was no curfew. The player that got sick got sick of his own accord. It's a shame that this whole story got blown out of proportion because someone on the team got sick. Mosey and Hepp had nothing to do with player getting sick. They were scapegoats for a player that got sick on his own. If only people knew the truth.


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