St. Cloud State charged to an early 2-0 lead only to see #14 Quinnipiac take over with a barrage of goals in period two for a 5-2 win in Hamden, CT Friday. The Huskies scored the only goal of the first period on a picture perfect play at 13:28. Short-handed, the Huskies created a 3X1 with Nathan Widman dropping the puck to Kalle Kossila who made a nice cross-ice pass to Judd Peterson who wristed it past QU goaltender Michael Garteig. This was Peterson’s fourth goal of the early season. Despite the lead, the Huskies were outshot 15-11 in period one.
The Huskies then opened the scoring in period two with another goal by Peterson at 1:43. Jon Lizotte threw the puck on net and it was tipped by Peterson for his fifth goal and a 2-0 SCSU lead. The second assist went to Mika Ilvonen. The tide seemed to turn after Kalle Kossila was called for tripping on a break by Devon Toews at 2:59 of period two. However, Toews good fortune was not rewarded as he shot wide of the net. But, QU made up for the miscue with four goals in a six minute span to take a 4-1 Bobcat lead by the end of period two. First, it was Andrew Tavener with his first goal of the season off a rebound at 10:34 to make it a 2-1 contest. Next, it was Travis St. Denis with goals at 12:57 and a game winning power play goal at 16:07 for a 3-2 Bobcat lead. Finally, Scott Davidson earned a hard-working goal slapping it in at the goalmouth for a 4-2 QU lead. Once again, SCSU was outshot in period two 17-12. the Huskies seemed to recover from the barrage in period three and despite outshooting the Bobcats by an 11-8 margin were unable to solve QU goaltender Garteig. The Bobcats did seal the game with their final goal at 16:05 by K.J. Tiefenworth.
SCSU was outshot in the contest 40-34. SCSU goaltender Charlie Lindgren yielded his first goals of the season stopping 35/40 shots on goal. The Bobcats Michael Gartieg turned aside 32/34 SCSU shots on goal. The Huskies were 0/4 on the man advantage while Quinnipiac was 1/3. The #9 Huskies suffered their first loss of the season and are now 4-1-0. The Bobcats record improves to 5-0-0.