|Freshman Ryan Faragher stops all 44 UND shots to win 4-0|
It is always exciting when the St. Cloud State Huskies take on rival the UND Sioux. The Husky fan base got a big surprise Friday afternoon when we learned that #1 goalie Mike Lee did not make the trip to Grand Forks and is “for sure, out a couple of weeks” with an injury. Instead freshmen goaltender Ryan Faragher, who had previously only played one collegiate game and had not yet played in the WCHA, would be between the pipes against perennial hockey powerhouse UND. Faragher did not disappoint in his WCHA opener stopping all 44 UND shots, earning a shutout, on the way to a 4-0 Husky victory. The Huskies were badly outshot, but that was largely due to the fact the Huskies spent a good part of the night on the penalty kill. Although it is great the Huskies were able to kill the penalties Friday night, they will need to be more disciplined as the penalties could cost the Huskies games in the future (see Saturday night's game). The goal scorers for the Friday's game included: Jared Festler, Andrew Prochno, Sam Zabkowicz, Travis Novak.
Read about Friday's Game:
- St. Cloud State Blanks North Dakota, 4-0
- Headbanging Husky Leads Way in 4-0 win over North Dakota
- Faragher stops 44 shots en route to St. Cloud’s shutout of North Dakota
- Backup goalie stuffs Sioux
Unfortunately, the Huskies were not able to pull out the same impressive win on Saturday night. In the end it was the penalties that cost the Huskies the game as the Sioux scored 2 powerplay goals going 2-for-4 on the night. The Huskies showed a lot of strength in the third period by outshooting North Dakota by an impressive 12-6 margin. The lone goal scorer for the Huskies was Ben Hanowski. Freshman goalie Ryan Faragher had another very good night with 23 saves in the loss for SCSU.
Read about Saturday's Game:
- Faragher's awesome weekend earns him WCHA Rookie of the Week
- Listen to this week in the WCHA
- Listen to the Bob Motzko Show
- Ryan Faragher is also the Center Ice Club player of the week
- Student Ticket Pick-up for SCSU-UM Game Starts Nov. 14
- Husky Player Profile - Drew LeBlanc
- Movemver begins---Please donate generously ;)
A Look Ahead
The SCSU Huskies will return to the National Hockey Center on Friday, Nov. 4 (7:37 PM) and Saturday, Nov. 5 (7:07 PM) for games against the University of Wisconsin Badgers. The games will be televised live on Charter Cable Channel 87 in the St. Cloud area. The game on Nov. 5 will be televised live in the Twin Cities on Comcast Cable (channel 13 in St. Paul/channel 23 in Minneapolis). Wisconsin is coming off a split with UNO.