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Wrestling Remains Undefeated in NSIC

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02/11/2014 - 9:30 AM

The fourth ranked SCSU wrestling team finally got the chance to wrestle at home. On Thursday night the Huskies defeated the Mustangs of Southwest Minnesota State, then Friday night they took down Augustana college 27-12. SCSU is now 6-0 in conference play.

The St. Cloud State wrestling team will have a double dip of action this weekend, on Thursday SCSU will travel to Mankato for a meet with the Mavericks. Listen to the meet at 7pm with a pre game show at 6:45 via the Sports Stream.

Huskies Take Points From Mavericks

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02/11/2014 - 9:00 AM

SCSU’s women’s hockey team played Minnesota State University in Mankato over the weekend. The Huskies fell to the Mavericks 4-2 on Friday but rebounded on Saturday. The 3-3 game needed extra time and a shoot out to decide who would get the extra conference point. Freshman Lauren Hespenheide scored the only goal in the shoot out for the extra point for the Huskies.

The Huskies have just one weekend of regular season play remaining next weekend. February 21-22 when they host Bemidji State University. Those games can be heard on the KVSC Sports Stream.

Huskies Earn 4 of 6 NCHC Points From Denver Series

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02/11/2014 - 10:15 AM

Huskies Earn 4 of 6 NCHC Points From Denver Series

The St. Cloud State men’s hockey team hosted the University of Denver over the weekend. The Huskies and Pioneers traded goals back and forth on Friday night and needed extra time to decide a winner. Regulation wasn’t enough time to get things decided, nor was overtime. Friday’s game went to a shoot out where Denver prevailed for the extra NCHC point.

On Saturday SCSU started freshman goaltender, Charlie Lindgren in net. It was the second time Lindgren had seen the Pioneers this season and his fourth career start. In the game the Huskies trailed 2-0 at the halfway point of the second period. The Huskies then proceeded to score 4 unanswered goals to skate away with a 4-2 victory.

The St. Cloud State Men’s Hockey team will welcome the Duluth Bulldogs this weekend. SCSU has just 8 games remaining on their regular season schedule. Both games this weekend can be heard on 88.1FM. Friday’s game is slated for a 7:37 puck drop with a pregame show at 7pm. Saturday’s puck drop is at 7:07 with a pre games how at 6:45.

The Huskies now maintain sole possession of first place in the conference and remain in sixth place in USCHO polls this week.

Also of note sophomore defender Ethan Prow and senior forward, Nic Dowd are NCHC Defensive and Offensive players of the week.

Follow news and notes from the hockey team via KVSC Hockey on Twitter.

Men's Hockey Splits in Omaha

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02/03/2014 - 9:30 AM

Men's Hockey Splits in Omaha

St. Cloud State University’s men’s hockey team took their skills on the road over the weekend for a conference battle with the Mavericks of the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO). It was the first conference series between the two teams, who had a previous fourteen game history that slightly favored SCSU 7-5-2. The Mavericks and Huskies will quickly build more history as they both play in the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference.

The two game series that had a variety of lead changed found St. Cloud State on top Friday night then falling Saturday. SCSU scored the first goal of the series eight minutes and two seconds after the puck dropped. It was a Kalle Kossila goal assisted by Jonny Brodzinski and Ryan Papa. Teams would head to the locker room after the first period with the Huskies leading 1-0 assistant SCSU coach, Mike Gibbons noted after the period “we can play better.”

Friday’s second period was the most-offensively charged period of the game. Both teams took their turns respectively scoring goals. Nebraska-Omaha got things started at the halfway mark when Brainerd, MN native, Josh Archibald scored, making it a 1-1 game. The Huskies responded about a minute later when Joey Benik gave the Huskies a lead again. It was Benik’s first game back in the line-up since suffering an upper body injury in Denver on January 10. The scoring didn’t end there, the Mavericks tied things up again at the 14:04 mark off the stick of Dominic Zombo. The Huskies wanted another helping and got it when Benik scored his second goal of the game with three minutes and fifteen seconds left in the second period. Benik admitted he was “a little nervous” heading into the game but also “got more comfortable in the second period.” The score was 3-2 after forty minutes of play.

Three more goals would be added in the final period of regulation. Nebraska-Omaha got things going just twenty-eight seconds into the game. The Zahn Raubenheimer goal tied the game at three each. Teams engagingly tangled up and down the ice for a majority of the period until SCSU co-captain Kevin Gravel got the game-winning goal with just under four minutes remaining. The Mavericks pulled their goalie and Brooks Bertsch added an empty-net goal to seal the deal for the Huskies 5-3. Head coach of St. Cloud State University, Bob Motzko said “it was a good road win for us” but also added the team would need to manage the puck better. The win also catapulted SCSU back to the top of NCHC standings.

Saturday’s contest found fans, players and coaches perplexed after 14 goals were scored in the contest that featured little defensive play in both ends and a roulette table between the pipes. The game was a showcase of offensive style where the last goal wins. The Mavericks took just over two minutes to get the scoring sequence started when Justin Parizek made it a 1-0 game. About two minutes later UNO would strike again when Brock Montpetit scored. The Huskies would answer soon after when Kalle Kossila scored on the power play to cut the Maverick lead in half. Mike Gibbons felt “ that power play turned the game around.” SCSU had more in store for the first period, Jimmy Murray scored to tie the game then Kossila scored again to give the Huskies a 3-2 lead before intermission.

The second period would bring four more even-strength goals but it left the Huskies trailing 5-4. It was also this period of play that began the revolving door of goaltending. Nebraka-Omaha started their freshman goaltender, Reed Peters over Kirk Thompson to begin the period. SCSU began the period with veteran Ryan Faragher in net but pulled him after he allowed two goals. The pipes then belonged to SCSU’s freshman netminder, Charlie Lindgren. Lindgren would allow just one goal before the end of the second period. The lone SCSU goal of the period belonged to David Morley. Following the second period assistant coach Mike Gibbons said the team had to “take care of the front of the net” in order to find success in the third period.

Executing coach Gibbon’s advice would prove difficult for the Huskies in the third period. St. Cloud State’s Kalle Kossila scored the first goal of the period, earning him a hat trick for the evening. Ironically, it was the first Husky hat trick since the December 7, 2012 when David Morley earned a hat trick in a 6-5 SCSU loss to the UNO Mavericks. Nebraska-Omaha would promptly respond in a big way as Zahn Raubenheimer scored. That goal would end SCSU goaltender Charlie Lindgren’s service for the evening; Ryan Faragher entered the pipes again. Dominic Zombo added to the chaos with his third goal of the night, this one on the power play, making it a 7-5 game at the halfway mark of the period. Brock Monpetit scored again for UNO with about seven minutes remaining in the game, giving the Mavericks an 8-5 lead. Cory Thorson would score with just under three minutes remaining to wrap-up the scoring in the contest. Nebraska-Omaha earned a win in the second game of the series 8-6 UNO had 44 shots in the contest compared to the Huskies 32.

The loss moves the Huskies to 14-6-4 overall with an 8-4-2 NCHC record. St. Cloud State still remains in the top spot in the conference. St. Cloud State dropped one spot in the USCHO poll this week, now ranked sixth. The Huskies will return home this upcoming weekend Feb. 7-8 for another conference series, this time against the University of Denver. Listen to this weekends action on the KVSC Sports Stream. Audio can only be found here, it will not air on 88.1 FM due to Trivia Weekend. Coverage starts on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Follow along all week on Twitter for updates.

Track and Field Update (Audio)

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02/03/2014 - 9:20 AM

The SCSU track and field team has had a solid season so far. They partook in their 4th meet this past weekend at Minnesota State Mankato. Keyshawn Davis was the big hero in the tournament taking second place in the long jump with a 23-02.00. Freshmen Jordan Yira and Andrew Reid would take 8th and 10th place in the event. St. Cloud would also get fifth and eleventh place finishes in the heptathlon thanks to Riley Myers and Dan Weber.

The Huskies are right back at it Saturday the 8th of February as they travel back to Mankato for the Ted Nelson Classic Invitational. Listen to a KVSC Sports exclusive interview with head coach Eric Hanenberger here.

Husky Hoops Hosts Exciting Weekend

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02/03/2014 - 9:20 AM

Friday evening Wayne State College was in town, proving to be an easy defeat for the mean’s team as they dominated play for a 90-63 victory. The women’s game with Wayne featured seven tied scores and eight lead changes in a game that the Wildcats prevailed, 75-67. Friday night was also Kevin Schlagel look-a-like night.

Saturday’s action featured two exciting contests when Augustana came to town. First up the women’s team had to outlast Augustana in a game that came down to the final four seconds, SCSU won thanks to a free throw, the final score was 74-73. The men’s basketball earned a weekend sweep thanks to a 20-2 run that gave SCSU a lead with just about three minutes left in the game. The Huskies won 76-70.

Listen to a replay of the basketball games this week on the KVSC Sports Stream. Men's basketball will air at 7:00 p.m. and women's will air during the 1 o'clock hour. To listen to the games click here.

Husky Wrestling Continues Winning Ways

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02/03/2014 - 9:15 AM

The #4 Husky wrestling team improved to 4-0 in conference play this weekend. SCSU was on their North Dakota road trip taking on Minot (My-knot) State Friday night then the University of Mary Saturday. The Huskies easily handled the Minot Beavers Friday by a commanding 49-0 victory.

On Saturday SCSU defeated the University of Mary 39-6.

The Huskies finally get a turn to play in front of their home crowd this week. On Thursday night (Feb. 6) as Southwest Minnesota State University visits. Wrestling starts at 7:00 p.m. Listen on the KVSC Sports Stream. The Huskies will host Augustana College on Friday night, listen to that match here.

Women's Hockey Swept at Home

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02/03/2014 - 9:00 AM

The Husky women’s team struggled at home this weekend when Ohio State visited town. SCSU fought tough until late in Friday game when the Buckeyes took over the game for good and the Huskies fell 4-1. Saturday’s game belonged to Ohio State the entire game as SCSU fell 6-1.

Nordic Ski Update (Audio)

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01/30/2014 - 3:30 AM

Nordic Ski is a sport that demands stamina and proper training. The St. CLoud State Nordic Ski head coach Jeremy Frost spoke with Brook Eddle about how they train with the girls to matain the physical shape required for a grueling sport. He gives his team have a workout plan for the offseason to remain sharp.

Coach Frost urges fans to get involved by going online to track down the next meet and to remember to dress warm at the meets. Listen to the KVSC exclusive interview here.

SCSU Wrestling Wins Two

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01/27/2014 - 9:15 AM

SCSU's #3 wrestling team began the Norther Sun Intercollegiate Conference portion of their season this weekend.

The Huskies dropped the Wolves of Northern State University 41-3 on Friday before taming the Dragons of MSU-Moorhead Saturday 32-7.

St. Cloud State is now 13-1 overall this season, 2-0 in NSIC action. Up next, the Huskies will take on Minot State and the University of Mary. Listen to the action this upcoming Friday and Saturday on the KVSC Sports Stream.

Husky Hoops Splits at Hallenbeck

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01/27/2014 - 9:00 AM

The Husky basketball teams returned to the comforts of home as Northern State University and Minnesota State Moorhead came to town. The men’s basketball team split on the weekend defeating Northern State 79-71 Friday then falling in overtime 95-88 to the Dragons of Minnesota State Moorhead Saturday.

The women’s basketball team posted a weekend sweep defeating Wolves 64-61 Friday then the Dragons 93-72 to round out the weekend. Listen to a replay of the games on the KVSC Sports Stream at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Huskies Compete in Inaugural North Star College Cup

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01/27/2014 - 10:15 AM

Huskies Compete in Inaugural North Star College Cup

A long-awaited even took place at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul over the weekend. The first North Star College Cup, featuring the Division I hockey programs in Minnesota. Each year four of the five teams in Minnesota will compete for the hand-crafted trophy (and bragging rights) to prove they are the best college team in the State of Hockey. The University of Minnesota is the permanent host of the event and will play in the tournament each year. St. Cloud State, Minnesota State Moorhead and Minnesota Duluth were also present this year. The Huskies will sit out next year's North Star College Cup.

The tournament started off with a game between Minnesota State and Minnesota Duluth. It was a pinball, back and forth battle that took extra time to settle. After regulation the game was tied 4-4. Minnesota Duluth prevailed during overtime to win and advance to the Championship game Saturday night. Minnesota State would play in the consolation game Saturday afternoon at 4:00.

The Husky men's hockey team played the top team in the nation, the Golden Gophers, Friday night. The winner would advance to the Championship game Saturday night and play the winner of the earlier game (Duluth). SCSU kept things close the entire game but was unable to answer two Minnesota power play goals (2/2 on the night) and an empty net goal. The Huskies fell 4-1. 

Saturday the Huskies played in the cosolation game of the North Star College Cup against Minnesota State Mankato. The Huskies handled the Mavericks winning 6-4. Thanks to a pair of Jonny Brodzinski goals, Nic Dowd, Cory Thorson, David Morley and Kalle Kossila also scored in the victory.

The Huskies stayed in 5th place in the USCHO poll and moved up to 6th in the PairWise rankings.

SCSU sophomore forward Jonny Brodzinski  has been named the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Offensive Player of the Week. Brodzinski scored three goals and set up another during play at the North Star College Cup for a total of four points. He extended his point streak to seven games and leads the Huskies in goals scored this season with 14. Next up, Brodzinski and the rest of the Huskies will travel to Omaha, NE to take on the University Nebraska-Omaha Friday and Saturday night. Listen to the action on 88.1 FM KVSC or online. Keep updated during the week by following us on Twitter.

Women' Hockey Swept by Minnesota

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01/27/2014 - 10:00 AM

The St. Cloud State University women's hockey team travelled to the University of Minnesota to take on the number one ranked team in the nation.

The Huskies held tight with the Gophers on Friday night but couldn't get on the scoreboard falling 3-0. Saturday night Michelle Burke scored her first goal of the season as the Huskies fell 3-1. The Huskies finally return to the comforts of home this weekend, hosting Ohio State.

Mid-Season SCSU Basketball Review

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01/23/2014 - 6:00 AM

The Huskies men's basketball team opened the season with three victories at Halenbeck Hall. They beat the University of Northwestern 64-51, toppled rival St. John’s University 80-74, and demolished Mayville State University 88-56.

The Huskies then traveled to Kenosha, Wisconsin to take on the University of Wisconsin Parkside. The Huskies held a 12-point lead with just over 7 minutes to go in regulation, but undefeated UW-Parkside came storming back to cut the lead to just 4 with 45 seconds left in the game. In the last 45 seconds the Huskies would attempt 10 free throws making only 3. The only player to cash in on these attempts was sophomore guard Jordan Poydras who went 3 of 6 from the line. With 7 seconds left UW-Parkside had managed to trim the Husky lead to 3 as Connor Niehaus potentially saved the day as he stole the ball from Andy Mazurczak just before time ran out, handing UW-Parkside its first loss of the season. SCSU shot an abysmal 53.6% from the line in the game and statistically were led in scoring by Jordan Poydras. He ended the game with 32 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and a steal. Damarius Cruz added 16 points and 6 rebounds to help the Huskies edge UW-Parkside 87-84.

After this thrilling victory the Huskies returned home to host the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs and, to put it simply, this game was won in the first half. At the break SCSU held a commanding 41-22 lead. Key Huskies’ were James Fort and Damarius Cruz who poured in a combined 19 points in the period. Fort ended the game with 20 points and Cruz had 13 to go along with his 4 rebounds and 2 assists. This 86-65 victory at home would extend the Husky overall winning streak to five, which was broken, the very next game with a road loss to the BSU Beavers 70-65. But the real kicker was what happened nearly a month later when SCSU faced UMD again. The Huskies fell behind by 15 early in the second half but by the end of the game were on the verge of stealing a win on the road. With 13 seconds remaining in regulation the Huskies trailed by 5. Jordan Poydras came in off the bench and scored a layup along with 2 free throws to narrow the gap to one as time expired. The final score was 78-79 in favor of UMD. Poydras finished with 21 points leading the team. Matt Craggs and Kevin Levondoski helped out with 15 and 14 points respectively.

Following the heartbreaker the Huskies hit the road to take on the 12-2 (now 16-3) Mankato State Mavericks. Powered by the 77% shooting performance in the second half the Mavericks dropped the Huskies 97-77 giving the Huskies a 4-3 (now 8-4) record in conference play. Between then and now the Huskies have defeated Concordia 70-66, Southwest Minnesota State University 91-83, the University of Sioux Falls 85-73, Minot State University 88-85, and lost to the University of Mary 88-83 after beating them in their first meeting 80-55 at Halenbeck Hall.

Coming up the Huskies will host Northern State University on the 24th. This will kick off a four game home-stand which is good news for the Huskies as they are currently 8-0 at home (4-4 on the road).

The SCSU Women’s basketball program opened up the season with 2 road exhibition games both of which they lost. However, when the season officially got underway they got on a nice roll. They opened the season at home against Valley City State University and won in dominating fashion 91-65. They continued their momentum against Grand View University in Iowa winning 85-67. Then they returned home to defeat the University of Wisconsin-Stout 83-59, Dakota State University 88-63, and the University of Minnesota Duluth 81-73 before falling on the road to Bemidji State University 82-99.

Despite this loss the Huskies managed to advance to 8-1 after beating the University of Minnesota Crookston 85-70, Minot State University 92-85, and the University of Mary 100-80 (highest scoring output of season).

This is when the season took a left turn. After earning an 8-1 record the Huskies dropped 5 of their next 7 games making them 6-6 in the NSIC, and 10-6 overall coming into this weekend. Leading the team so far this season (almost across the board) has been senior forward Jessica Benson. Benson who is currently leading the team in points, rebounds, steals, blocks, and minutes this season will no doubt be a key to getting the Huskies back on track at home this weekend against NSIC North Division leader Northern State University Friday at 6 p.m. and MSU Moorhead on Saturday at 4 p.m. SCSU currently trails Northern State University by 4 games in the standings (NSU is 10-2 in the NSIC) and leads MSU Moorhead by a mere one game.

So a very big weekend of action for SCSU basketball. Come out and support your Huskies this weekend! Games can be heard on a tape delay, a day late on the KVSC Sports Stream. So tune in Saturday for Friday’s game and Sunday for the Saturday contest. Listen to the sports stream here.

Western Michigan Takes down St. Cloud

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01/22/2014 - 9:00 AM

The men's hockey team hosted new conference opponent Western Michigan University in a pair of defensive games over the weekend. Friday's game seen an offensive explosion despite tough defense on both ends of the ice. The Huskies and the Broncos each scored five goals during the regulation portion of the game Friday. The game would need an overtime period and eventually a shoot out to determine who would get the extra conference point. No team scored in overtime and the Broncos scored the lone goal in the shoot out to earn the extra NCHC point. The game is recorded as a tie.

Saturday night WMU took a lead seven minutes into the game. SCSU was forced to battle back the entire game but despite a couple close chances fell short 2-1. The Huskies still remain in the top conference spot with an overall record of 12-4-4. The Huskies are 7-3-2 in conference play. SCSU dropped a couple spots in the USCHO poll to fifth.

Up next the Huskies will take part in the inaugural North Star College Cup at the Xcel Energy Center. Friday night the Huskies will face off against long-time rival and former conference foe, the University of Minnesota. Listen to the game on 88.1 FM KVSC or online. Coverage begins at 6:45 p.m. The puck drop will follow at 7:00 p.m. The Huskies will then play in the second day of the tournament at either 4:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. pending the outcome of Friday's game. Stay tuned via our Twitter account for the latest.

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  • Women's Basketball vs Bemidji State University (Sports Stream)
    Feb 22, 2019 - 5:30
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    Feb 22, 2019 - 7:30
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    Feb 23, 2019 - 3:30

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