12/08/2009 - 12:45 PM
The Saint Cloud State women's hockey team continued to stay unbeaten in regulation this past weekend as they split with Minnesota State-Mankato this past weekend in a home and home series. Friday night the teams squared off down in Mankato and the score went back and forth and the teams needed extra time to decide a winner as the game went to a shootout. Maverick goalie Alli Altmann stopped all three Husky shooters in the shootout to preserve the 5-4 shootout win.
Saturday the teams faced off in Saint Cloud at the National Hockey Center and it was a defensive battle as the game was scoreless until the third period. SCSU alternate captain Holly Roberts took a Kelly Meierhofer pass and beat Altmann low glove side to put SCSU up 1-0 and thats where it would end. Husky goaltender Ashley Nixon made 32 saves for her 4th career shutout.
The Huskies are now 8-9-1 overall and 5-8-1 in the WCHA. This weekend they will try to move up the standings as they take on Ohio State University at the National Hockey Center. Puck drop on Friday is at 2:07 and Saturday face-off is slated for 1:07 p.m. Both of those games can be heard on 88.1 FM KVSC with Matt Bishop, Joe Clemence and Zack Fisch having the call.
12/02/2009 - 2:00 AM
For the third straight week, a St. Cloud State women’s hockey player has garnered player of the week honors; this time it's senior captain Felicia Nelson. The St. Paul native had three goals and an assist against Brown this past weekend, including the game-winning goal in both games.
Nelson now holds the school record for career game-winning goals with ten. After missing the first three games of the season, Nelson has been on fire since her return, posting 12 points in 13 games played. The Huskies will take on Minnesota-State Mankato this weekend in a home and home series as they try to extend their season-high three game winning streak.
12/02/2009 - 11:15 AM
USA Hockey has announced the preliminary 29-man roster for the World Junior Championships and a familiar name to Husky fans is on the list, freshman goaltender Mike Lee. The Roseau native is one of two goalies on the roster, along with Jack Campbell, who currently plays for the US National Developmental Team. Lee has been as good as advertised for St. Cloud State this year, posting a 2-4-2 record with a 2.60 goals-against-average and a 91 percent save percentage so far in his rookie season.
There are seven players from the WCHA on the preliminary roster including Minnesota’s Jordan Schroeder, North Dakota’s Danny Kristo and Wisconsin’s pair of Jake Gardiner and Derek Stepan. The three day pre-tournament training camp will be held December 17th-19th in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Lee and the 2010 United States team will then compete in the World Junior Championships December 26th-January 5th in Saskatoon and Regina, Saskatchewan.
12/01/2009 - 12:00 PM
Matt Schneck's straight fourth double-double wasn't enough for the Huskey Men's Basketball team as they suffered their first defeat on the young season this last weekend. After a 66-54 win over the University of Mary in the first game of the Holiday Hoopsfest the Huskies feel 89-80 to Augustana. Schneck scored 21 and Taylor Witt added 24 but it was not enough as the Vikings scored their last 15 points from the line to improve their record to 5-0. The Huskies who have been ranked in the top 10 in the nation throughout the first part of the year fall to 3-1.
St.Cloud will begin the conference season this Friday against rival Winona State and then continue the NSIC schedule on Saturday versus Upper Iowa. The Huskies beat the Warriors in all three meetings last year including a first round victory in the NSIC Tournament. St.Cloud was ranked 9th in last week's national poll while Winona checked in at 14th. Games are slated to start at 8pm on Friday and 6pm on Saturday with KVSC providing coverage this Friday for both the Men's and Women's games against Winona.
11/30/2009 - 11:22 AM
It was an up and down weekend for the Saint Cloud State women’s basketball team as they went 1-1 at the NSIC Holiday Hoopsfest in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In game one the Huskies got a career high 28 points from sophomore guard Becca Friestleben as they defeated the University of Mary 78-69. Talisha Barlow had a solid all around game with ten points, dished out six assists and pulled down five rebounds for SCSU.
Sunday saw Friestleben led the Huskies in scoring again as she dropped 17 points on Augustana, but it was the Vikings coming out with the win 84-63. The Augustana defense swarmed the Huskies all night long, limiting SCSU to just over 30 percent shooting from the floor. The Vikings were led by Molly Hayes as she had a double-double with 17 points and ten assists. Saint Cloud State will return home this weekend as they take on Winona State on Friday and Upper Iowa on Saturday at Halenbeck Hall. Tip-off Friday is at 6 p.m. and Saturday the game will start at 4 p.m.
11/30/2009 - 10:30 AM
It was a very successful trip out east for the Saint Cloud State women’s hockey team as they increased their win streak to three by sweeping the Brown Bears in Providence, Rhode Island. Friday afternoon’s matchup saw a 5-4 Husky win in which Caitlin Hogan took no time in registering her 100th career point as she opened up the scoring with a power play goal just five minutes into the game. The senior from Oakdale is the 2nd player in SCSU women’s hockey history to reach the milestone; she trails only Roxy Stang on the career scoring chart. Hogan finished the game with a goal and two assists.
Saturday the Huskies completed the sweep of Brown with a 3-2 comeback victory. Senior captain Felicia Nelson netted the game winner for the Huskies; she also had the game winner in Friday’s game. Ashley Nixon was the goalie of record for SCSU, recording 25 of 27 saves in the win. The Huskies will take on Minnesota State-Mankato this weekend in a home and home series. Friday the teams are in Mankato and then Saturday they’ll resume the series at the National Hockey Center. Puck drop both nights is 7:07 p.m.
11/29/2009 - 11:35 AM
It was the same storyline for the Huskey Men's Hockey team this weekend and it ended up being the same ending. For the second time in three weeks, the Huskies went on the road to face a WCHA opponent that was ranked second in the nation and for the second time they came away with two points after a Saturday victory.
Two weeks ago the Huskies lost by two goals in game one to #2 North Dakota but won the second game by a goal to earn a spilt. This weekend the Huskies went on the road to play #2 Denver and after a Friday lose by the score of 5-3, the Huskies rebounded with a 3-2 win to earn two points on the weekend.
Ryan Lasch had goals in each game this weekend to extend his point streak to six games while Tony Mosey collected two goals on Saturday (and game winner) to push the Huskies pass another ranked team.
Mike Lee got the start on Friday night and made 24 saves on 29 shots while Dan Dunn allowed two goals on 28 shots.
The Huskies are now through the half way point of a tough five-series stretch that has seen them play three ranked opponents and will play another in two weeks at home in Colorado College. Up next for the Huskies that are currently in a three way tie for 4th place in the WCHA, is a trip up to Anchorage, Alaska to play the Seawolves in more conference action this weekend.
11/23/2009 - 11:00 AM
Head coach Lori Fish’s SCSU women’s basketball team didn’t end the Pepsi Tip-Off the way they wanted to, losing 74-72 to Grand View College down in Mankato. The loss put the Huskies at 1-1 on the weekend, as they defeated Waldorf College on Friday 90-73. The Huskies were led on the weekend by junior guard Talisha Barlow. The explosive Barlow averaged just over 24 points and four steals in the two games.
11/23/2009 - 11:00 AM
Balanced scoring was the story for the Saint Cloud State men’s basketball team this weekend as the Huskies went undefeated in the Radisson Hotel and Suites Hoopster Classic. On Friday the Huskies were challenged by nearby Saint John’s as the Johnnies took them to overtime but SCSU held on for the 78-71 victory. The win was marked the 27th straight season that SCSU has opened its season with a victory. The Huskies had five players score in double figures, leading them was senior forward Matt Schneck with 15 points in the contest.
The Huskies closed out the Hoopster Classic on Saturday with a win over the Huskies of Michigan Tech at Halenbeck Hall 75-62. Once again SCSU had five players score in double figures and shot over 50 percent from the field. Preseason conference player of the year Taylor Witt had 13 points and six assists for St. Cloud. SCSU will travel to South Dakota this weekend to participate in the 2nd annual NSIC Holiday Hoopsfest. The opponent on Friday is the University of Mary then Saturday the Huskies will square off against Augustana College.
11/23/2009 - 10:30 AM
Junior goaltender Ashley Nixon had the series of her life, Meaghan Pezon scored two goals and Caitlin Hogan moved up to 99 career points as the Huskies split with the sixth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers this past weekend at the National Hockey Center. Game one between the two teams saw Nixon make 39 saves and Hogan would score the lone goal for SCSU, but they fell to the Badgers 2-1. First year forward Breann Frykas charted the game winner for Wisconsin.
Game two saw the third most saves ever made by a Husky goaltender in a game and Pezon taking the scoring into her own hands late as the Huskies upset Wisconsin 4-2. Nixon’s 54 saves are a career high and Pezon scored her sixth and seventh goals of the season in the third period. This win was also the first time SCSU has won this season when they have failed to score first.
The Huskies will travel out east this weekend to take on Brown University on Friday and Saturday as Caitlin Hogan looks to become only the second player in SCSU women’s hockey history to eclipse the 100 career point mark.
11/16/2009 - 11:37 AM
After Saint Cloud State's rally on Friday night came up short in North Dakota, it was the Huskies that held off a North Dakota charge on Saturday to earn a spilt aganist the second ranked team in the nation. When the Huskies took the ice in North Dakota on Saturday, UND had not lost a game at home in 17 straight games but SCSU stopped the streak with a 3-2 victory.
The Huskies fell to UND 4-2 on Friday but rode the back of junior goalie Dan Dunn and his 46 saves to get the spilt. Travis Novak, Ryan Lasch and Craig Gaudet all had goals on the night with Lasch scoring two on the weekend. Although the Huskies went 0-7 on the powerplay and were outshot 48-29, the team battled throughout the game to scratch out a win.
This was the first time the Huskies have won in North Dakota since 2006 and had not beaten a #1 or #2 ranked team since 2007. The spilt with UND puts the Saint Cloud record at 4-4-2 overall with a 3-2-1 mark in the WCHA.
The Huskies continue their play in the conference this weekend when they host the Wisconsin Badgers on Friday and Saturday night. You can listen both nights to the games on KVSC, with the drop of the puck at 7:07 p.m. and the pre-game show starting twenty minutes beforehand.
11/16/2009 - 10:59 AM
The Concordia-Saint Paul Golden Bears strolled into Halenbeck Hall on Saturday and put an end to the Saint Cloud State volleyball season with authority, sweeping the Huskies in three sets. SCSU got four kills apiece in the match from Kayla Tschida, Erika Beacom and Alecia Lunde but the offense could never get on a roll as Concordia’s defense was solid all match long. The Golden Bears, who finished the regular season undefeated, tallied 15 total blocks and 55 digs defensively to show why they are the top team in the country.
The Huskies finished the season with an overall record of 7-25, which included a 3-17 conference record.
11/16/2009 - 10:41 AM
After not scoring a goal for two straight games, including Friday's 1-0 shutout loss to Bemidji State, the Saint Cloud State women’s hockey team erupted for five goals as they defeated the Beavers 5-2 to earn a split in the series. Senior forward Holly Roberts netted her second career hat trick and junior goaltender Ashley Nixon stopped 21 of 23 Beaver shots as the Huskies played well on both ends of the ice. Nixon started consecutive games for the first time all season and backed up the coaches’ decision with her play, as she saved 56 of 59 shots on the weekend. Other players contributing offensively for Saint Cloud were seniors Caitlin Hogan and Meaghan Pezon, who each chipped in a goal in the Saturday victory.
SCSU is now 4-8 overall and 3-7 in the always tough WCHA conference. The Huskies will be at home this coming weekend as they take on sixth-ranked Wisconsin. Both games are 2:07 p.m. starts.
11/16/2009 - 10:30 AM
Saint Cloud State junior guard Talisha Barlow opened the season with a bang on Sunday as she scored a career high 31 points to lead the SCSU women’s basketball team to a 90-79 win over University of Wisconsin-Stout. The 31 points eclipsed Barlow’s previous career high of 28, which she had last season against Fort Lewis. The junior shot nine of 17 from the field and 12 of 14 from the free throw line in the foul-plagued game. Sophomore forward Aaryn Booker tallied 18 points and led the team with seven rebounds against the Blue Devils.
The Huskies are now 1-0 on the season and will take on Waldorf College at the Minnesota State Pepsi Tip-Off this coming Friday in Mankato.
11/12/2009 - 1:30 AM
St. Cloud State will be without top scorer Garrett Roe for Friday's game vs #2 North Dakota. According to a St. Cloud Times report, Roe was suspended for Friday's game as he "broke a team rule." Both Roe and Coach Bob Motzko would not comment on the details of the violation of team rules, but both claimed Roe's black eye had nothing to do with the suspension.
Roe has only missed one game in his career at St. Cloud State and recently notched his 100th career point in a game at Michigan Tech. The junior from Vienna, VA has two goals and six assists for a team-leading eight points this season.
Both of the games this weekend will be broadcast on KVSC. Coverage starts at 7 p.m. Friday, and 6:40 p.m. on Saturday.
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