Men's Hockey suffers loss and tie to Union College
12/16/2013 - 9:20 AM
The St. Cloud State University men’s hockey team saw their seven-game unbeaten streak come to an end Friday night as they hosted #10 Union College.
The Dutchmen defeated the Huskies 4-1 in the first game of the series for the Huskies second loss of the season. Union lead 2-0 thanks to a pair of power play goals after one period of play and never looked back. SCSU's Joey Benik cut the lead in half to make it a 2-1 game about 10 minutes into the second period on a power play goal. That stood to be SCSU's lone tally in the game, the Dutchmen added another pair of goals in the third period to make the final a score of 4-1. Both teams had 35 shots in the contest.
SCSU rebounded Saturday night featuring two goals in the third to come from behind and tie the game. Joey Holka netted the first goal of the game in the opening frame to give the Huskies a 1-0 lead. However, it would be Union that dominated play in the second period, outshooting SCSU 13-7 and netting three goals. After two periods of play Union lead SCSU 3-1. The Huskies rallied in the third, Joey Benik scored on the power play just after the start of the period and then with 20 seconds remaining Jonny Brodzinski netted a power play goal to make it a 3-3 game. The contest went through overtime without another score. Union got the go-ahead goal in the shootout but, the game will go into the record books as a tie. Of note, T.J. Belisle played his first career game Saturday night. The Huskies remain undefeated on Saturday nights this season.
The Huskies head into the holiday break with a 11-2-3 overall record and 6-1-1 in conference play. St. Cloud State sits in the top spot in the NCHC as well with a two point lead over Nebraska-Omaha. SCSU will host the US National Development team on Saturday, January 4 at 7:07 p.m. Listen to the action on 88.1 FM.
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