Friday, March 25, 2011

Sulking Over...Back at Last

Mike Lee- CIC Player of the Year!
The 2010-2011 Husky Hockey season is over. Some may say it came way too soon, others would say (based on how the team as performed this year) it could not come soon enough. It is true that this year has been a struggle for Husky fans everywhere. The first half of the season was dismal at its best. However, the Huskies stepped up their game after Christmas rising to the point of having the second best "post-Christmas" record in the WCHA. Only league leading (and eventual MacNaughton and Broadmoor Cup winners) North Dakota was higher, grabbing two more points than St. Cloud. All of this second-half success for the Huskies only made their eventual defeat in the first round of the WCHA playoffs hurt so much more. The Huskies, and in particular Mike Lee, put on an outstanding performance during the final game that saw UMD win in a triple OT. Sophomore goalie Mike Lee made an incredible 60 save performance for SCSU.  His save total is the most by a Husky goalie since Bobby Goepfert had 67 saves in another triple OT WCHA playoff game against UMD in 2007. Despite this terrible loss, I also felt quite proud of Husky fans. While following the St. Cloud State Live Blog for this last game I found that there were fans watching the Live Blog from:
  • Minnesota (Roseau, Warroad, St. Cloud, Minneapolis, Woodbury to name a few)
  • Colorado
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Oregon
  • California
  • Tennessee
  • Thiland
  • Sweeden
And these were only the Husky fans that were following the game from this specific blog who commented where they were from. This list does not include those who were on this blog but didn't say where they were from, those who may have been watching the game on the Internet, or following the game through KVSC radio, or those following the game through anther site (like USCHO, WCHA, CHN, etc...). Needless to say I am proud of Husky fans supporting our team nation and worldwide. 

To read more about the end of the season please check out these two fantastic links:
Husky Hockey News
  • Former Husky Joe Motzko has received a 1-yr contract extension with ERC Ingolstadt of the DEL.
  • Defenseman Oliver Lauridsen has chosen not to return to St. Cloud State next year in signing an entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. This means that he will not have the chance to play with SCSU recruit and brother Markus Lauridsen. You can read more about his reaction here.
  • After only a couple games Lauridsen is already done for the year with the Flyer AHL affiliate Adirondack Phantoms with a dislocated shoulder. Check out this hit and ensuing fit that took place AFTER Lauridsen had dislocated his shoulder:

  • Former Husky Tony Mosey is also done with his team the ECHL FL Everblades. However, Mosey is gone not because of an injury, but because the team released him.
  • Former Husky Captain Aaron Marvin has been signed amateur tryout contract with the Calgary Flames.
  • Goalie Mike Lee was selected by the Center Ice Club as Player of the Year. In the second half, Lee had a .922 save percentage and 2.41 GAA in 19 games.
  • Check out Husky alum Andreas Nodl's recent goal against the Washington Capitals:

More to come later...

Go Huskies!!!

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