|Senior Night (and the whole weekend) a smashing success!|
|Senior Garrett Roe puts two goals in Friday AND two in Saturday. WOW!|
|Dunn gets the job done in his first appearance in months.|
- Huskies Sweep Badgers With 7-3 Win on Feb. 26
- Huskies erupt, bury Badgers
- Men’s hockey bottoms out after sweep by Huskies
|Nick Jensen looking good in the 1960s retro jersey|
Interesting things to ponder (from the CIC Twitter page)
- "SCSU MHKY has earned 8 of 12 points vs UMD, UND and WI all top 13 teams in 3 consecutive weeks. Now 19 in the PWR."
- "After 4 goals this past weekend, Senior Garrett Roe is 3 pts behind Jeff Saterdalen and 7 behind Ryan Lasch for the all time career pts record."
- "Freshmen Nick Jensen HAS to be a strong contender for WCHA all rookie team. Currently the 3rd top scoring DE in leage stats. Plays PK and PP also."
- "Drew LeBlanc is #7 in league pts and Garrett Roe close behind at #9. Cam Reid tied for 7th in WCHA rookie pts."
- "Monster weekend for Garrett Roe with 4 goals."
- "Workhorse defenseman, Nick Jensen and Oliver Lauridson both +4 for the weekend vs Wisconsin. How solid are these two."
Can St. Cloud State really be considered the "dark horse" team of the WCHA?*
*I mentioned earlier in this blog post as well as a previous blog post that Inside College Hockey refered to SCSU as the "dark horse" team of the WCHA.
The Huskies were predicted early in the season to be one of the top 3 teams in the WCHA. The fact that they play really good hockey should not be surprising. However, if you asked anyone before Christmas if they thought St. Cloud would be any kind of a threat during the post season, you probably would have been laughed at. So I can see an argument for this thing either way.
Another thought, I have been following Husky Hockey for about 10 years. Almost annually, the Huskies are UNDER ranked in the preseason predictions. In my memory (and I am probably wrong somewhere) I can not think of a time when the Huskies UNDER achieved compared to what they "experts" say they are suppose to achieve in the preseason. I only remember the Huskies ever OVER achieving compared to preseason predictions. Obviously, this year went COMPLETELY the other way. Similarly, the Huskies seem to annually UNDER achieve during the post-season. It has almost become a joke at how bad the Huskies do in the post-season. However, this year the Huskies are playing their best hockey at the end of the year. Could we be in for some post-season glory?
Probably not, but if the Huskies keep playing this well....anything could happen.
"We didn't want to peak in November and do nothing in March."- Garrett Roe (after this weekend with Wisconsin.