Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fighting Sioux Recap

Roe and the Huskies deserved a better fate against UND
The Huskies played well, but didn't reap the rewards this weekend against the Sioux. After going down 2-0 in the first period the Huskies dug themselves a pretty good sized hole against the "best team in the nation." However, the Huskies rallied with goals from David Eddy, Drew LeBlanc, and Ben Hanowski to make it 3-2 with under 10 left in the 3rd. Unfortunately, the Sioux clawed their way back to tie it up 3-3 with about 3 minutes left in the game. Mike Lee did a great job. Neither team was able to seal the deal in OT. The Sioux remain winless at the NHC on a Friday night for well over a decade. We really should have won this game. You can read more about the game here:

Saturday night the two teams battled again. The score was tied 1-1 after the 1st and tied 2-2 after the second. UND put the lone goal of the third period in to win the game 3-2. However, there was some highly suspect refereeing going on. During the second period alone their were three (yes THREE) Husky hockey goals that were reviewed. The first 2 the refs determined were NOT goals and then finally allowed the third goal to be allowed by David Eddy (Barta scored the first goal). Needless to I was one of the many people who were not impressed with the WCHA refs. I did not see the game, but was on the St. Cloud State Live Chat during the game. From what I understand the Huskies should have left the 2nd period up at least 3-2 if not 4-2. In any case, the Huskies played a really good weekend against the top team in the nation and deserved a better outcome. Coach Motzko said it best, "We can’t be happier with how our guys prepared and this weekend and came in to play. I don’t mean that as a consolation (prize). We stayed on top of it and we played good hockey." You can read more about the game here:
With only two weekends of play left and the Huskies facing Wisconsin and Denver it is looking more like the Huskies may be on the road during the first round of the WCHA playoffs. However, after SCSU's showing at Duluth and the high calibur play this weekend against UND I doubt many WCHA teams would look forward to facing this St. Cloud State team in the first round.  The Huskies still have a great chance of going to the Final Five (and in my humble opinion...doing well at the Final Five).

Check out this video featuring Husky favorites Mike Lee and Aaron Marvin about the Roseau vs. Warroad Rivalry:

Alumni Note:

Former St. Cloud State Husky Matt Cullen will be playing on the Minnesota Wild's top line tonight since Mikko Koivu is out. While I hate to see Koivu out and wish that he can come back to play soon (to lead the Wild to the Stanley Cup of course) I am glad to see a Husky Alum leading the top line in the State of Hockey. Go Wild! (Good Job Cully!)

Go Huskies!

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