Huskies Earn NCHC Sweep With 4-1 Win over Tigers

Mikey Eyssimont goes airborne in the third period on Saturday (photo prout)

Mikey Eyssimont goes airborne in the third period on Saturday (photo prout)

Colorado Springs, CO – Make that 11 consecutive wins for the Huskies at the Broadmoor World Arena after a 4-1 win on Saturday, November 12 and weekend sweep of the Colorado College Tigers. Mikey Eyssimont scored twice including the game-winning goal and Zach Driscoll stopped 24 of 25 shots on goal in the conference win.

Reminiscent of the night before, the Huskies got themselves in penalty trouble early and the Tigers capitalized on it with a power play goal by Bryce Van Horn (Halloran| Farny) at 10:11 of period one. Van Horn got behind the SCSU defense and  jumped on a rebound of a shot on goal by Nick Halloran and powered it past Zach Driscoll for a 1-0 lead. Mikey Eyssimont (Newell | Lizotte) got the equalizer with 59 seconds left in the period to tie the game at 1-1. Patrick Newell carried the puck through traffic and dropped it back to Eyssimont who beat CC’s Leclerc with a nifty glove side backhand. SCSU outshot the Tigers 10 to 7 in period one.

The Huskies completed the balance of their scoring in period two to take a commanding 4-1 lead. Eyssimont (Newell | Schuldt) scored his second goal of the game and the game-winner at 1:45 again assisted by Patrick Newell. Newell fed Eyssimont below the goal line who then curled in the right circle and beat Leclerc high glove side with a wrist shot for a 2-1 SCSU advantage. Next, it was Winiecki (Jackson |Ahcan) on the power play at 13:07 for his sixth goal of the season. Ahcan slid a pass along the blue line to Jackson who placed a shot on goal that was deflected by Winiecki for a two-goal lead. Jimmy Schuldt (Borgen) completed the scoring for the Huskies at 14:51 of the second period. Will Borgen carried the puck deep into the Tiger zone and slid the puck to Schuldt who beat Leclerc high blocker side for the Huskies fourth and final goal and a 4-1 final score. In a dominating period, SCSU once again outshot Colorado College 15 to 7.

There was no scoring in the final period and the Huskies outshot the Tigers 12 to 11 to complete the sweep of the conference series.

Zach Driscoll had a nice outing in goal stopping 24 of 25 Tiger shots  as he improved his record to 5-2-0. Freshman, Alex Leclerc had a busy game turning aside 33 of 37 shots on goal to see his record fall to 1-5-0. SCSU was 1 for 6 on the man-advantage while Colorado College was 1 for 3. The sweep improved the Huskies record to 6-4-0 overall and 2-2-0 conference while the Tigers record falls to 3-7-0 overall and 1-3-0 conference. Mikey Eyssimont led the Huskies with two goals and was +3. Jimmy Schuldt was 1-1-2 +3 and Patrick Newell added two assists ans was +2.

Stars of the Game: Eyssimont (SCSU) Driscoll (SCSU) Schuldt (SCSU)

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