Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Good Weekend!

The St. Cloud State Huskies had a good weekend destroying the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs Friday night and getting a tie on Saturday. In Friday nights slaughter of the Bulldogs, Nick Oslund, Nick Jensen, Jared Festler, Ben Hanowski, Mitch MacMillan, Nic Dowd, Drew LeBlanc all notched a goal. Additionally, several Huskies had multi-point nights and Roe (3A), Jensen (1g/2a), Lauridsen (3a) and Hanowski (2g/1a) all had 3 points in the game. This is the offensively deep and talented team that we heard so much about in the preseason. The win snapped a three-game losing skid for the Huskies. You can read more about the game here:
You can see a video from the night here:

On Saturday the Huskies brought back the same intensity they displayed on Saturday. Jared Festler and Travis Novak both put a goal in during the first period. Aaron Marvin came in strong right away in the second period by lighting the lamp just 23 seconds in, making the score 3-0 Huskies. Unfortunatly, the Bulldogs fought back to make the final score 3-3. (At least the didn't completely blow a 3 goal lead like last weekend). During the INCH podcast this week, the Saturday game was discussed as whether the tie feels like a win or a loss. The commentators said that this tie would feel like a major win for the Bulldogs after Friday night and going down 3 goals early on Saturday night. However, taking 3 points away from the Bulldogs this weekend, would you say the tie felt like a loss for the Huskies? Because of the awesome play Friday and the 3 goal lead Saturday I would say the tie kind of feels like a loss for Husky fans; however, taking 3 points from the Bulldogs does not seem like a bad weekend to me. You can read more about the games here:
Other News and Notes:
  • The Huskies will play rival the University of North Dakota this weekend. You can read a little about the ticket information here and about TV viewing here. (I will have more on this series later this week).
  • According to the KVSC twitter page, there may have been an incident with Aaron Marvin slashing Jack Connolly this weekend. (I did not see it, so I will refrain from commenting on whether it warrants disciplinary action or not). With Marvin's history with UND there could be added controversy if he does not get any kind of game suspension and plays the Sioux this weekend.
  • Former Husky goaltender Jase Weslosky is heading to the AHL team Toronto Marlies.
  • This weeks INCH podcast also said that St. Cloud State has been "incredibly" better during the second half of the season and would be a "team you would not want to face" in the first round of the WCHA conference playoffs. 
For another reason...

Another reason this weekend was good was that I attended a St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild game Friday night (I currently live in Memphis, TN). The game was awesome with the Wild winning in a 9-round shootout. See video below:

Go Huskies!

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