04/22/2013 - 12:15 PM
The women’s tennis team saw their stellar season come to a close this weekend in the NSIC Tournament. The Huskies fell to the Warriors from Winona State on Saturday dropping all three spots in double play and the first and fourth singles matches. SCSU ended the season with a 17-12 overall record and a stunning 10-2 mark in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, good for a third place finish.
04/22/2013 - 12:00 PM
The baseball team split the wins and games played this weekend. St. Cloud State and Concordia of St. Paul switched locations in hopes of being able to play both double headers but, that wasn't the case.
The Huskies took on Concordia-St. Paul on Sunday at the Metrodome and split with the Bears falling 4-2 in game one before rebounding to an 11-1 victory in the second game. The loss in game one was the Huskies first conference loss of the season. SCSU is 23-5 overall with an 11-1 mark in the NSIC.
The second double header of the series was scheduled to be played Monday in Minnetonka but was cancelled due to weather conditions.
04/22/2013 - 11:45 AM
The Husky track and field team participated in the Phil Esten Challenge on Sunday on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus. It’s only the second outdoor meet of the season due to bad weather conditions.
The Huskies brought home two titles this weekend. Keely Rubash took the women’s 3,000 meter steeplechase crown, recording a new personal best time of 11 minutes 19.77 seconds. Also on the women’s team; Becky Schmidt posted a second place finish in the 100m dash, Laure Olson took sixth in100m hurdles. Alicia Evans earned a fifth place finish with a time of 58.71 in the 400m dash. Kassie Vaness competed in the 5,000m run in a fifth place finish and the 400m hurdles, Candice Wayne recorded ninth.
On the men’s side Brady Wilkerson took first in the 100 meter dash, he also finished in second for the 200 meter dash. Both the men's and women's relay teams finished in second.
Up next the Huskies participate in the Drake Relays and Alternative in Des Moines this weekend.
04/16/2013 - 9:00 AM
The Husky baseball team suffered more changes to the schedule over the weekend. The team was originally scheduled to play a pair of conference doubleheaders at home but due to the snow the games with Winona State were cancelled.
Instead the Huskies added a couple regional games to the schedule. The team took a trip to Missouri to play Truman State University and Missouri Western State University. The Huskies split with Truman State on Sunday with a 2-1 win followed by a 5-7 loss. The Huskies then played a single nine inning game with Missouri Western State Monday afternoon before returning back to Minnesota. Missouri Western, ranked tenth, defeated the Huskies 5-3 after the Griffins tallied four hits during the second inning to establish a lead SCSU was never able to catch. Up next, the Huskies are scheduled to play Concordia-St. Paul this weekend. Stay updated on the game conditions via our Twitter account.
04/16/2013 - 10:15 AM
The men's hockey team just wrapped up a historic 2012-2013 season. Capturing their first MacNaughton Cup as Co-Champions of the WCHA and participating in the NCAA Division I Frozen Four for the first time in school history as well as SCSU’s Drew LeBlanc awarded the Hobey Baker. St. Cloud State wants you to join in the excitement as they celebrate the achievements of the team this year.
On Wednesday, April 17, a celebration will be held at the National Hockey and Events Center. The event will feature former Husky hockey player (now FOX9 News anchor) Jeff Passolt as well as university officials, head coach Bob Motzko and members of the team to relive to accomplishments of the season. After the one-ice event the hockey team will sign autographs in the north concourse, commemorative posters and concessions will be available for purchase as well.
The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. Doors will open one hour prior; it is free and open to the public. Fans should park in the K lot, just south of the NHEC and enter the west entrance.
04/16/2013 - 10:00 AM
The Husky wrestling team put the final wrap on the season at the team award banquet celebrating the success of the 2012-2013 season. Multiple team and alumni awards were handed out at the banquet, for a complete list of the awards click here.
Shamus O’Grady led the way as the recipient of the Huskies’ Dean Weisman Wrestler of the Year award; he placed second in the Division II championships and first at the Division II Super Regional. O’Grady, a redshirt senior from Coon Rapids who posted wins in 40 matches this season, is also up for the Division II Wrestler of the Year award. That winner will be announced on Wednesday.
04/15/2013 - 1:30 AM
Seniors Ben Hanowski and Drew LeBlanc saw their careers in the cardinal red, black and white end at the NCAA Frozen Four on Thursday in Pittsburgh. However, their hockey season will continue. Both have signed NHL contracts. Hanowski is now a member of the Calgary Flames organization while LeBlanc will report to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Hanowski will make his NHL debut tonight (Monday) as the Calgary Flames host the Minnesota Wild. He’ll be wearing the number 58 jersey. Hanowski was a Pittsburgh draft pick until March 27 when the Flames and Penguins made a trade for Jarome Iginla in return for Hanowski and Yale forward Kenny Agostino. Hanowski inked a contract with the Flames on Friday morning after the Huskies ended their season with a 4-1 loss to Quinnipiac in the Frozen Four. Hanowski has signed a two-year entry-level contract with the organization with an annual value of $900,000.
**Update** In the game on Monday night Ben Hanowski netted his first NHL goal. The Flames fell to the Wild by a final score of 4-3.
LeBlanc, a NHL free agent, announced on Friday evening following acceptance of the Hobey Baker that he had signed with the Chicago Blackhawks. It’s a one-year deal and he will wear number 14 during his tenure with the team. LeBlanc tweeted earlier today “I appreciate everyone wishing me luck in tonight’s game, but I’ll be a spectator for a while before I get to play.” Follow us on Twitter for the latest updates during the start of the two legendary Huskies NHL careers as well as other news and notes about SCSU hockey.
04/15/2013 - 12:00 PM
The men’s golf team found better weather and a whole lot of success this weekend in Smithville, Missouri. The Huskies captured the NSIC Golf Championship in commanding fashion on Sunday. It was the first time the Huskies won the championship since re-joining the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference in 2008. Last season the Huskies were the Huskies finished second. Two Huskies, sophomore Tyler Koivisto and senior Charlie West, were named to the All-Tournament Team after top five individual finishes.
Twelve teams competed in the tournament, it was the final two rounds that were played this weekend, the first two were played in the fall. Defending champions, Minnesota State University finished second with a team total of 1,268 strokes in the tournament while the Huskies finished with just 1,236 strokes to take the crown.
04/15/2013 - 11:15 AM
The softball squad was forced to make some schedule changes over the weekend. The Huskies were scheduled to play Augustana on Sunday in Omaha, Nebraska but due to field conditions the doubleheader was cancelled. The games will not be made up. The Huskies were able to get a pair of games in on Saturday with Wayne State where they split in the doubleheader. The Huskies dominated in game one by a score of 18-0 before falling 6-5 in game two. SCSU is now 8-4 in conference play and 23-16 overall on the season.
Up next the Huskies take on Bemidji State. The doubleheader has been moved to the Husky Dome and will be played Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
04/13/2013 - 8:00 AM
"It's been a season of firsts for St. Cloud State so this one was fitting" Drew LeBlanc said during a press conference following the 2013 Hobey Baker announcement. The fifth-year senior captain from Hermantown, MN became the first athlete in school history to win the prestigious honor.
The Hobey Baker Award is one that’s given to the best player in college hockey and uses both on and off ice characteristics as guidelines to determine eligibility for the award. LeBlanc was a leader in the first phase of fan voting in the middle of the season, he was then named a Top 10 finalist and eventually a Hat Trick (top three) finalist. In the fan voting phase at the Hat Trick level LeBlanc ran away with the lead. However, it’s not just fan votes that determine the winner. A selection committee of Division One coaches, NHL scouts and media members make the ultimate decision.
Drew LeBlanc surrounded by his team after winning the Hobey Baker honor at the CONSOL Energy Center on Friday. Photo courtesy of St. Cloud State Communications.
LeBlanc was presented the honor on Friday night at the CONSOL energy center in Pittsburgh, PA in front of his team, family, coaches and many fans. “It’s tough to put into words. Obviously it’s a tremendous honor.” the senior captain from Hermantown said after accepting the award. LeBlanc's journey the past five years at St. Cloud State University is one that Hobey Baker himself could be proud of; returning after a horrendous broken leg last season to lead the Huskies to their first Frozen Four appearance in school history while leading the nation in assists all season, climbing in Husky record books and becoming the first athlete in WCHA history to earn both the Outstanding Student Athlete and Player of the Year Awards. Up next for the Hobey Baker winner is some time in the NHL. LeBlanc has just signed a one year deal with the Chicago Blackhawks organization.
04/12/2013 - 7:00 AM
It was a season of firsts. The 2012-2013 St. Cloud State University men’s hockey season has come to a close but not without a few more additions to the first time category. From first year standouts to first time as conference champions, first Frozen Four appearance, and finally the first time any SCSU player has earned the Hobey Baker Award. The loss to Quinnipiac at the NCAA Frozen Four on April 11 ended the Huskies historic run, just shy of a National Championship. The memorable season has lifted the program to new levels and set it up for a bright future.
The Huskies battled with the Bobcats of Quinnipiac in the Frozen Four semifinals on Thursday night at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA. The Massachusetts-Lowell and Yale game prior to the SCSU and Quinnipiac showdown went into overtime, causing the second semifinal of the day to be bumped back. The puck dropped about 45 minutes after the scheduled time and the Bobcats used the extra prep time much to their advantage, wasting no time to show up prepared for the battle.
It was the first 11 minutes of the game that set the table for the remaining 49 minutes. Not even two minutes into the game Jordan Samuels-Thomas netted a wrap around shot that went five-hole on Ryan Faragher to give the Bobcats an early 1-0 lead. It was only about three minutes later that Oakdale, MN native, Ben Arnt scored what would eventually become the game winning goal. Before the first frame came to a close Jeremy Langlois scored to give the Bobcats a 3-0 lead heading into intermission.
The Huskies began to battle back in the second period, working tirelessly to solve goaltender and Hobey Hat Trick finalist, Eric Hartzell. Hartzell entered the game with a goals against of 1.55 and proved his position as once of the best goaltenders in the nation during the game turning away nearly all of SCSU’s chances. At the 6:25 mark it was freshman Joey Benik that was finally able to get one past Hartzell. Kevin Gravel and Cory Thorson were credited assists on the play that made the score 3-1 with just over half the game remaining. The Bobcats took a three-goal lead again just eight minutes after the Benik goal. It was Kellen Jones that scored to make it a 4-1 game at the end of two.
The Huskies showed brief signs of life in the third period and pulled Ryan Faragher with about three minutes remaining to try and even the score and continue the season. However, the Huskies were unable to get any more pucks past Hartzell despite putting 33 shots on net. SCSU fell by a final score of 4-1 to end the season. Quinnipac advanced to the championship game to play on Saturday night, April 13, while the Huskies retreated to the locker room for the final time.
It was the last night that seniors Ben Hanowski and Drew LeBlanc dawned the cardinal red, black and white jerseys. In the post-game press conference emotions were clearly spent and the captains along with coach Bob Motzko were at a loss for words. Motzko stated “(the first) eleven minutes weren't very good for us. They battled back like champions, and give Quinnipiac credit.” Hanowski and LeBlanc were also present after the game, both speaking very few words in what was a brief and emotional wrap-up of what just occurred.
The Huskies ended the season with a final record of 25-16-1 and were the last WCHA team to stand in the NCAA tournament. The post-season run was the best in school history and laid a framework for years to come. The Huskies said goodbye to three seniors that helped build the program over the past few years; Taylor Johnson, Ben Hanowski and Drew LeBlanc were all members of the team during the only NCAA tournament wins in school history. It was St. Cloud State’s first appearance in the Frozen Four as well as the only WCHA Championship, the MacNaughton Cup, for the regular season conference champions. Next season the Huskies will join the National Collegiate Hockey Conference to start another chapter in the history books and continue building on what has begun this season.
04/09/2013 - 2:00 AM
A pep rally was held Tuesday in the Atwood Memorial Center to show support for the SCSU Men's Hockey team before they headed to Pittsburgh for their first NCAA Frozen Four appearance.
SCSU is inviting the campus and the community to wear red and black and Thursday to celebrate the first ever Frozen Four appearance by the Husky Hockey Team.
Several viewing parties will be held in the St. Cloud and surrounding area to watch the game on Thursday night. Listen to the game on KVSC. The pregame show begins at 6:30 p.m. and the puck will drop at 7:00. Keep up to date with hockey news on our Twitter account.
04/09/2013 - 12:00 PM
This weekend the SCSU Huskies look to finally make their debut at Joe Faber Field. A late spring arrival has caused schedule changes nearly every game. The Huskies haven't been one bit effected by the setbacks, posting a 21-2 overall record while staying undefeated in NSIC play at 10-0. SCSU currently has a 14 game win streak.
The Huskies are scheduled to host Winona State on Saturday and Sunday for a pair of doubleheaders. Listen along to all the action with Declan Goff on the KVSC Sports Stream. The games get underway at noon both days, stayed tuned to SCSU Athletics and our Twitter feed for the latest in time and potential location changes.
*The baseball games scheduled to be played this weekend at Joe Faber Field have been cancelled due to weather conditions. Make up games have not yet been scheduled.*
04/08/2013 - 12:00 PM
The SCSU Men’s Hockey Team is Frozen Four Tuesday and a pep rally will be held for them prior to their departure on Tuesday, April 9th. The pep rally is open to the public and fans will hear from the Husky team captains, Ben Hanowski and Drew LeBlanc as well as head Coach Bob Motzko.
The pep rally will begin at 9:45 a.m. at the Atwood Mall at SCSU. In the event of rain, the pep rally will be held in the Atwood Center Ballroom.
This is the first time in SCSU history that the hockey team has made it to the Frozen Four. SCSU plays Quinnipiac in the second semifinal on Thursday, April 11th. The Bobcats are the number one overall seed in the entire tournament while the Huskies snuck into the tournament last minute. The Huskies have managed to upset two top ranked opponents to make it to the Frozen Four. The Huskies are just two wins away from a National Championship. Listen to the action live from the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA with Sports Directors Gina Carlson and Scott Gross on Thursday night. Our coverage will begin at 6:30 p.m. central time with a 7:00 puck drop. Follow us on Twitter for even more Husky hockey news.
04/08/2013 - 11:00 AM
Husky Tennis: Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams were in action over the weekend. The men’s team was in Grand Forks to take on the University of North Dakota while the women enjoyed the comforts of home at Fitness Evolution in nearby Sartell. The men’s team lost a 9-0 decision to their Division 1 rival, North Dakota on Saturday. The women’s team hosted Sioux Falls and Minnesota Crookston for a pair of NSIC matches, where they also collected a pair of victories both by 8-1 decisions.
Softball: The Husky softball team has played six games since last Thursday, posting a 5-1 record over the three series. This past weekend the University of Sioux Falls visited the Husky Dome on Saturday. The Huskies swept the Cougars by scores of 10-5 and 2-1. Then on Sunday, Southwest Minnesota State was in town; the Huskies lost the first game of the doubleheader 5-7 before rebounding with a convincing 13-7 victory in game two.
Senior catcher, Mikayla Hogan played in all innings of the six games and notched eight runs, hit three double, three home runs and earned 11 RBI's. Hogan never struck out in any of the games either. Her stellar performance has earned her the honor of NSIC Player of the Week.
SCSU is now 20-15 this season and 5-3 in conference play. On Wednesday the Huskies will host the University of Minnesota Crookston at the Husky Dome.
Baseball: The Husky baseball team didn’t let a location change affect them on Sunday. The games with Minot state were scheduled to be played in St. Cloud but were moved to Minnetonka High School due to field conditions. The Huskies defeated the beavers 1-0 and 4-2. The Huskies took it to the Beaver again on Monday morning to remain undefeated in NSIC play. SCSU won by scores of 8-3 and 7-4. The Huskies are scheduled to play a pair of doubleheaders at Joe Faber Field this weekend, the team has yet to play there do to field conditions. Stay tuned with us via Twitter for up to the minute scores and location changes.Page [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 >> ]
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