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Softball Season Comes to a Close

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05/06/2013 - 11:00 AM

The Husky softball team seen their season come to a close this weekend at the NSIC Tournament. The Huskies started off the tournament defeating the University of Mary in a close 2-1 game to advance. SCSU then fell to Minnesota State 0-5 and moved to the consolation bracket. Wayne State was the final team the Huskies battled with but fell 4-1. The appearance at the NSIC tournament wraps up the 2013 softball season. SCSU finished the season with a 12-12 conference record and was 28-26 overall.

UnSaintly Saturday

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05/06/2013 - 10:30 AM

SCSU’s Track and Field team took part in the UnSaintly meet this weekend in St. Paul and earned four individual titles. On the field Kellan Flynn took fish in high jump, Becky Schmidt took the long jump title and David Braaten recorded his personal best and a national provisional mark on the pole vault with 16-02.00.

On the track Brady Wilerson won the 200 meter dash with his personal best time of 22.16 seconds. The Huskies also took the men’s 4x100 meter relay title with a time of 42.87. Up next for the Huskies is the NSIC Outdoor Championships in Sioux Falls May 10-11.

Home Run Central

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04/29/2013 - 12:15 PM

The Huskies baseball team is in Bismarck, North Dakota for a pair of double headers with the University of Mary. On Sunday the Huskies downed the Marauders 10-2 in the first game thanks to a four run second inning, three runs in the sixth inning featuring a two-run homer by Phil Imholte. Michael Jurgells hit a solo home run in the seventh inning to seal the deal on the victory.

Then in game two the Huskies were victories again this time by a score of 10-4. Zach Hoffmann finished out the day by hitting another home run, his second of the day. The Huskies play a second set of double headers with U Mary today.

Green Means Golf

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04/29/2013 - 12:00 PM

SCSU’s men’s golf team was finally was able to get some time on a Minnesota green over the weekend. The Huskies participated in the St. John’s University Winter Invitational on Sunday at the Monticello Country Club. SCSU finished second in the 16 team field; shooting 13 over par. 3 Huskies finished in the top ten; Chase Hahne, Devin Holmes and Tyler Koivisto. The second round of competition is today. 

The Huskies will participate in post-season play for the 11th consecutive season this spring. SCSU is the only Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference team that has made it to the NCAA Tournament. The Central/Midwest Super Regional will be held May 6-8 at The Club at Strawberry Creek in Kenosha, WI.

Spring Football Clinic

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04/25/2013 - 11:00 AM

Despite the less than spring like weather outside the Husky football team has had a busy spring. The team has been practicing since April 1and will host their annual spring game and Youth Clinic on Saturday at the Husky Dome.

The youth Clinic is free and open to boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. and the event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Husky Stadium. The first 150 children to register will receive a free t-shirt. The clinic features instruction from players and coaches as well as the chance for team autographs and photos with the Husky mascot, Blizzard. Following the clinic participants will be invited to watch the game a 1:00 p.m. 

Women's Tennis Season Ends

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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.

Baseball Splits

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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.

Phil Esten Challenge

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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.

Husky Softball Coverage

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04/18/2013 - 11:30 AM

The softball squad continues to be forced into making schedule changes. The Huskies were scheduled to play a doubleheader with Bemidji on Tuesday but that was moved to the Husky Dome. That's just the last game the team played, nearly every game has been affected because of the weather this spring. The Huskies swept the Beavers 5-0 and 11-2 in the pair of games to extend their record this season to 25-16 overall with a 10-4 conference mark.

Next up, more changes. The games this weekend will be played at the Husky Dome with a bit of a time switch so other teams can play there too. On Saturday the Huskies will play Minot state in a doubleheader that starts at 3:00. Listen to the first game of Saturday's doubleheader on the KVSC Sports Stream. Then Sunday U-Mary will be in town for a couple games that get underway at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.

Hockey Arena to Honor Herb Brooks

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04/17/2013 - 8:00 AM

Hockey Arena to Honor Herb Brooks

“Great moments are born from great opportunities” said the man who had a vision of what hockey could be like someday in Minnesota and at St. Cloud State University. Herb Brooks was a man with an untouchable passion for the game of hockey. He spent his life as an advocate for the sport at every level coaching collegiately, at the professional level and on the Olympic stage. Brooks spent his entire life around the game and inspired many others to do the same. His legacy continues to be carried on across the state and now through the hockey facility on the St. Cloud State University campus. The building, formerly the National Hockey and Events Center is now The Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. It’s fitting considering the many connections Brooks has to the hockey program and that the arena is on the corner of Fourth Avenue South and Herb Brooks Way.

St. Cloud State has connected the dots between the current state of hockey in Minnesota, where it has been and the people that helped to put it on the map. Herb Brooks took it almost entirely upon himself to make sure hockey at St. Cloud State University would be know not only across Minnesota but nationwide. He led the efforts to create a Division One program in St. Cloud following his year as head coach of the Huskies (1987-1987). He also worked on ensuring the construction of the hockey center, which now bears his name.

On Wednesday afternoon, prior to a celebration of the hockey teams accomplishments this season, SCSU President Earl H. Potter III along with Dan Brooks (the son of Herb Brooks) and current head coach Bob Motzko made the announcement regarding the 23-year-old arena. “We’ve been thinking about this step for many months” said Potter prior to making the statement “We are committing to name this facility the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.” Dan Brooks spoke highly of his father during the naming ceremony saying that his father was “his happiest when he was in St. Cloud.” Herb Brooks was a man that did things just for the love of the game, Bob Motzko shared found memories of coaching alongside Brooks during his tenure at SCSU and ending by stating “This is a memorial to a man that left a great mark on this state and university.”

Current SCSU Hockey head coach Bob Motzko shares stories and memories of Herb Brooks.


Phase one of the arena renovations is scheduled to be finished prior to the start of the upcoming hockey season. The 14.7 million dollar upgrade features a new entrance with a four-story atrium, larger suites and club-level seating. Phase two plants to create more suites, lounges, upgraded locker rooms and training facility as well as developments to create an event-ready facility as a must-see destination in Central Minnesota.

Contributed by: Gina Carlson

Road Trip in Place of Home Games

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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.

Celebrate with the Huskies

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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.

Wrestling Awards

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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.

Hanowski, LeBlanc Report to NHL

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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.

Men's Golf Captures Conference

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04/15/2013 - 12:00 PM

Men's Golf Captures Conference

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.

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