Bulldogs Edge the Huskies 2-1 for Weekend Sweep

  ST. CLOUD, MN – After withstanding a 50 shot assault by the Huskies on Friday, the UMD Bulldogs tightened things up and scored just enough to earn a hard-fought 2-1 win and sweep of the #3 ranked Huskies at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center on Saturday.  Bulldog goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo was superb once…

“Heckuva Line” is one to Contend With

ST. CLOUD, MN – It’s currently in vogue to nickname the top scoring line on a number of NCAA hockey teams. For example the “Pacific Rim Line” at Denver consists of players who grew up in states or provinces adjoining the Pacific Ocean. DU’s Dylan Gambrell, Tyler Moore and Danten Heinen are the top three…

#3 Huskies Host the Bulldogs in Regular Season Home Series Finale

  MATCHUP With four regular season games remaining, the #3 ranked SCSU Huskies host NCHC pre-season favorite UMD Bulldogs in another key NCHC weekend series. The Huskies (15-4-1 conference | 25-6-1 overall) look to at least maintain their co-leadership with North Dakota in the standings in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. The Bulldogs (7-10-3 conference | 11-14-5 overall) need a successful…

Huskies Survive With 4-1 Win Over #12 Omaha

OMAHA, NE -The #3 Huskies got away with some thievery on Friday at Baxter Arena in Omaha, NE capturing a 4-1 win over #12 Omaha and improving their overall record to 24-6-1. Despite perhaps their most uninspiring game of the season, Charlie Lindgren put forth another superb game in goal and the potent offense of the…

Tough Road Trip Awaits #3 Huskies in Omaha

  MATCHUP With a league title at stake, the #3 ranked SCSU Huskies make their first trip to sparkling new Baxter Arena in Omaha to face #12 ranked Omaha in a key NCHC weekend series. The Huskies (13-4-1 conference | 23-6-1 overall) look to at least maintain their co-leadership with North Dakota in the standings in the National…

Goaltender Jeff Smith Commits to SCSU

Looking to solidify the goaltender position for future years, the SCSU Huskies have apparently received a commitment from Jeff Smith, currently with the Powell River Kings of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League. Smith announced via Twitter on Monday evening “Excited to announce my commitment to play college hockey at St. Cloud State University. Thanks to…

Pioneers Sweep has Leaders Looking Over Their Shoulder

  My how a weekend can change things. Denver’s sweep of North Dakota in combination with St. Cloud’s bye weekend injects the Pioneers back into the race for the Julie and Spencer Penrose Memorial Cup, awarded to the regular season NCHC conference champion. Suddenly, it turns a two-horse race between SCSU and UND  into  a competition…

I’ll Take a $29 Ticket But Pass on the $5 Hot Dog

Prior to the UMD Bulldogs regular season home opener at Amsoil Arena on October 9, a contractor bored into an underground cable cutting off power to the facility. Due to deteriorating ice conditions, the game was postponed and rescheduled to Tuesday, February 9. Working in Duluth on the 9th gave me the opportunity to stop for…