08/24/2010 - 1:00 AM
Men's hockey assistant coach Eric Rud will be leaving St. Cloud State to accept a position as the head coach of the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League sources say. A press conference is expected to take place at 2:30 PM today to introduce Rud.
Rud has spent the last five seasons at St. Cloud primarily running the defensive units. A former All-WCHA defenseman at Colorado College, Rud came to St. Cloud in 2005 after serving as an assistant for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders following a minor league playing career that saw him skate in over 300 games.
Rud was seen Monday at National Hockey Center talking on the phone. Minnesota Hockey Journal reported later in the day that St. Cloud was already searching for a replacement for Rud who will be taking over for John Cooper who was hired by the AHL’s Norfolk Admirals.
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08/23/2010 - 2:25 AM
Former St. Cloud State ace David Deminsky continued his hot pitching in the minor leagues as he made his debut with the Fort Myers Miracle on Sunday and pitched two scoreless innings.
In the game against Brandenton, Deminsky allowed just one hit in two innings before play was halted due to rain. The Sartell native got the promotion after a very impressive stint for the Twins’ Gulf Coast League (GCL) team. In 53 innings pitched in the GCL, Deminsky went 3-3 with a 2.70 ERA. The lefty showed great control as he struck out 51 batters and walked only eight.
Deminsky was an All-Conference and All-American performer at SCSU. He owns Husky records for career strikeouts with 250 and single-season strikeouts with 107 in 2010. He was picked by the Twins in the 44th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Entry Draft.
08/22/2010 - 1:00 AM
The St. Cloud State football team is hard at work getting ready for their opening game on September 4 at Augustana, but a great deal of uncertainly surrounds the program. This less than a week after it was announced St. Cloud State University is considering cutting the football program due to budget concerns.
Three proposals to help St. Cloud State eliminate a $500,000 budget shortfall for the 2011 school year were discussed and two of them involved the cutting of the football team. Football, like all SCSU sports besides Men’s Hockey, loses money and Athletic Director Dr. Morris Kurtz was quoted as saying, “Everything is on the table.”
The Huskies play in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, which requires charter members to have a football team. St. Cloud State has requested for a waiver of this requirement as they look into the potential of cutting the football program.
The third proposal put forth would not eliminate football, but instead cut eight other SCSU sports.
KVSC will continue to follow this breaking story as it develops as well as speak with head coach Scott Underwood about the upcoming season and the future of the program as the season nears.
08/20/2010 - 4:28 AM
KVSC has learned that sophomore forward David Eddy is ineligible to compete in athletic competition this fall. This was confirmed by St. Cloud State Athletic Media Relations.
Eddy scored 12 goals and added 13 assists in 35 games last season. The Woodbury native found a home playing on a line with Garrett Roe and Tony Mosey, and had one of his biggest games when he scored two goals for St. Cloud State in the WCHA Final Five Championship game on March 20th.
No further information on Eddy’s status is available at this time. St. Cloud State’s official team roster is expected to be released sometime in the next week and KVSC will follow this story as it continue to progress.
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08/16/2010 - 2:00 AM
The St. Cloud River Bats have earned a berth in the Northwoods League post season with their second half performance, which has them finishing atop the North Division standings. The Bats won the second half of the season, narrowly edging out the expansion Willmar Stingers who struggled this weekend at Thunder Bay.
The Bats play the Rochester Honkers, the first half North Division winner starting on Tuesday from Mayo Field in Rochester. The series will then shift back to Joe Faber on Wednesday, and if needed, a game three will be played at Joe Faber Thursday. First pitch for all three games is slated for 7:05 p.m.
07/26/2010 - 2:20 AM
Former St. Cloud State defenseman Craig Gaudet has joined the professional ranks signing a contract with the Alaska Aces of the ECHL. After only playing 15 games in his first three seasons at SCSU, the Saskatchewan native broke out his senior year scoring three goals and adding seven assists in 38 games.
Gaudet becomes the third member of last year’s team to sign professionally after graduating from St. Cloud, but is the first to do so in North America. Ryan Lasch and Garrett Raboin signed in Sweden and Finland respectively, but Gaudet will try his hand playing AA minor league hockey.
07/26/2010 - 2:15 AM
The St. Cloud State women’s tennis team has bolstered its roster for the upcoming fall season with the signing of Cassandra Brown of Elk River. Brown was a two time MVP for Elk River High and is a four time state qualifier. At the junior level, she was a national champion in a 2004 tournament in Arizona. Additionally she provides leadership as she held the title of team captain for three seasons in high school.
Brown will take the court for the defending NSIC Tournament champion Huskies this fall. Coach Jerry Anderson says she will play both singles and doubles for SCSU.
07/12/2010 - 2:00 AM
Former St. Cloud State soccer standout Elizabeth Kelly will continue her career in soccer, but now as a coach rather than a player. The former Husky goalkeeper has signed on as an assistant coach at Wisconsin-Superior. Kelly joins the Yellowjackets coaching staff after completing her playing career at St. Cloud State in the Fall of 2009. In her tenure at SCSU, Kelly was a team captain and posted a 10-5-5 record in her senior season. She earned 3rd Team All-NSIC honors and holds multiple school records including most wins, shutouts, and lowest goals against average.
Kelly will join the Yellowjackets this fall and also plans to work towards her master’s degree while at Wisconsin-Superior.
06/29/2010 - 2:15 AM
When the St. Cloud State women’s basketball team takes the court this winter, they will be without several familiar faces. Assistant coach Carol Thelen is no longer with the program and has been replaced by Megan Vogel, a former player at South Dakota State who will round out Lori Fish’s coaching staff. Thelen had signed a two-year contract prior to the hiring of Fish, and once her contract expired knew the school would be going in a different direction.
Also leaving the Huskies is their leading scorer, Becca Friestleben (pictured) who is transferring to Winona State. She averaged 13 points per game last season and claims she enjoyed her playing time at SCSU, but was not happy in St. Cloud. Backup center Lauren Carew also plans to transfer from St. Cloud for the upcoming season.
06/28/2010 - 1:50 AM
The all-time leading scorer in St. Cloud State men’s hockey history is taking his game overseas next season. Former Husky sniper Ryan Lasch is joining SSK in Sweden on a one year contract. Lasch, who notched 183 points in his career at SCSU and helped lead the Huskies to their first ever tournament win, will head to Sweden and join the team in late July.
Lasch had previously stated he hoped to stay in North American once he turned pro, but over the last several weeks rumors have linked him to numerous clubs in Sweden. Lasch joins Garrett Raboin, who signed with TPS in Finland, among Huskies who have signed professionally for the upcoming season.
06/28/2010 - 1:35 AM
When the SCSU men’s hockey team takes the ice this season, it may be to the tune of “We Three Kings.” Over the weekend incoming Husky recruit Kevin Gravel was selected in the NHL Draft by the Los Angeles Kings. The 6'4" defenseman is the third Husky to be drafted by L.A. joining senior Garrett Roe and recruit Nic Dowd. Los Angeles, who was hosting the draft at the Staples Center, made Gravel the 148th selection in the fifth round.
Gravel gives SCSU four incoming recruits who have been drafted by an NHL club. Nick Jensen, a defenseman is Red Wings property, forward Cam Reid is a Nashville prospect and Dowd and Gravel’s rights are owned by L.A. St. Cloud will have 11 NHL draft picks on their roster next season.
06/21/2010 - 2:15 AM
St. Cloud State may have new foes in the NSIC for years to come as the conference is looking to add two new charter members. Expansion is being discussed among the current members of the 14-school conference and four colleges have been selected to potentially fill the two open slots. The University of Sioux Falls, Minot State, South Dakota School of Mines, and Black Hills State are among the interested schools.
Board officials are meeting this week and could select the two new schools, which would most likely push the NSIC to two divisions. Friday it was announced that league officials would visit Sioux Falls and Minot. KVSC’s Sports Department will have more on this story as it continues to develop.
06/21/2010 - 2:05 AM
The St. Cloud River Bats ended its week on a bad note, but still have the satisfaction of being atop the North Division standings. The Bats four game winning streak was snapped on Sunday by Brained Area Lakes in a 9-1 loss. The Bats offense prior to Sunday’s contest was hot as they scored six runs in all four of their wins over Duluth and Brainerd last week. Tommy Coyle, who recently joined the team, leads the way with a .419 batting average. St. Cloud sits in a tie for first in the North Division with Rochester.
The Bats will spend much of their upcoming week on the road. After a double header at Joe Faber Field on Tuesday, the Bats travel north of the border to Thunder Bay for three games, before returning to Minnesota for a two-game weekend series at Mankato.
06/15/2010 - 3:30 AM
While no former Husky had their name etched on the Stanley Cup this season, St. Cloud State alumni Andrew Gordon ended his season a champion, winning the Calder Cup for the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League. Gordon and the Bears defeated his former St. Cloud State teammate Matt Stephenson and the Texas Stars in the six game series to capture their second straight league championship. The Right Winger notched 20 points in 17 playoffs games after scoring 71 points in the regular season.
Gordon played three seasons at St. Cloud State from 2004-2007 before turning pro with the Washington Capitals organization. In his time at SCSU, Gordon became a member of the pregious 100-point Club with 51 goals and 51 assists for 102 career points.
06/15/2010 - 3:10 AM
The St. Cloud River Bats and Joe Faber Field are playing host to a national baseball tournament that features some of the best young ballplayers from across the world. Tickets are now available for the World Junior Exhibition Series which takes place July 19th and 20th. Some of the best baseball players from across the United States, Canada, and Taiwan, along with a Local All-Star team will play in the tournament which is slated during the Northwoods League All-Star break. The local team of “Area Selects” will be coached by St. Cloud State baseball coach Pat Dolan.
Fans can purchase tickets at the River Bats ticket office or at riverbats.com. Seats range from $8-24 and are going quickly.
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