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Husky Baseball Sweeps Sioux Falls

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04/14/2014 - 10:35 AM

The baseball games for the weekend, originally scheduled to be played at home were moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Huskies did not let the hard life of travel affect their performance. The Huskies swept the University of Sioux Falls Cougars. Saturday game finals were 10-3 and 2-0. Highlights from day one include a six run fifth inning during game one, giving the Huskies a 9-0 lead and in game two senior pitcher Corey Fitzgerald threw eight innings with only three hits and striking out 11.

In game one on Sunday Mike Jurgella went 3-for-3 at the plate with one run and two RBIs as the Huskies rolled to a 6-0 victory. In game two the Huskies were victorious 3-1 sophomore Garrett Harrison pitched 6.2 innings and struck out nine batters. He's now 1-1 on the season.

The Huskies are 25-6 overall on the year and 14-3 in the NSIC. Next up, the Huskies are scheduled to take on Upper Iowa University. Those games are slated for Thursday and Friday in St. Cloud. Stay tuned via our Twitter account for game times, changes and details on our coverage.

UPDATE: Baseball games for this week have been moved to Fayette, Iowa. The Huskies will still be the home team.

Softball Moves Outdoors

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04/14/2014 - 10:00 AM

SCSU’s softball team was able to play outdoors at their home field this weekend. Unfortunately home field advantage was nowhere to be found. The Huskies were swept in two doubleheaders. Saturday the team fell the Augustana College 10-0 and 7-1. On Sunday Wayne State defeated the Huskies in a pair of games both with the same score of 11-0.

The Huskies hoted scheduled Bemidji State in a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon. The Huskies got after things early in game one, scoring five runs in the bottom of the second inning then advanced to a 6-5 win. In game two the Huskies hammered 14 hits in the 7-2 victory. SCSU is now 10-22-1 overall and 4-11-1 in conference play.

Men's Golf Wins NSIC Title Again

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04/14/2014 - 10:00 AM

The Husky men’s golf team captured their second straight NSIC title. The Huskies won the 54 hole tournament by 30 strokes. The title gives SCSU an automatic bid to the NCAA Super Regional in May. Junior Husky golfer, Tyler Koivisto was the individual champion finishing three over par.

Weather was not kind to the women’s golf team. The final round of the Augustana College Invite was cancelled. The Huskies finished in a tie for fifth place in a pool of 11 team.s

End of the College Hockey Season

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04/13/2014 - 12:00 PM

After another exciting season of action the NCAA Division I college ice hockey season has come to a close. For the first time in Union College history the school is the NCAA DI Ice Hockey Champions. The end of the season also signals a winner in the KVSC Hockey Bracket Challenge. We'd like to congratulate cloudtown26 on the narrow victory! A look at the Top 10 can be seen below. The winner can send contact info to sports@kvsc.org to claim their prize. Thanks to everyone for participating. 

The end of the season also crowned a new Hobey Baker Award winner. Last season, St. Cloud State won the schools first Hobey Baker with Drew LeBlanc. This season, Nic Dowd, a senior co-captain of the Huskies was one of the final three candidates for the award. It's the first time in SCSU history that the Huskies have consecutive Hat Trick finalists. Dowd along with Johnny Gaudreau from Boston College and Greg Carey of St. Lawrence University made up the 2014 Hobey Hat Trick. On Friday afternoon (April 11) the award winner was announced. Johnny Gaudreau was named the award recipient, it was his second straight appearance in the Hobey Hat Trick. Soon after winning the award, Gaudreau, a Boston College junior signed with the Calgary Flames of the NHL.

We look forward to the 2014-2015 college hockey season. Stay tuned during the off season by following us on Twitter.

Faragher Gives Up Senior Season, Signs with Anaheim

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04/07/2014 - 10:00 AM

Faragher Gives Up Senior Season, Signs with Anaheim

On Saturday afternoon, news broke that the starting goaltender for the St. Cloud State men’s hockey team, Ryan Faragher, will not be returning to the team next season. Faragher, a junior at SCSU played in 99 games during his career. In the 2013-2014 season Faragher went 20-9-4 with a 2.79 goals-against average and a .905 save percentag. He had 53 total wins in his career, sitting at second place in the school record book.

He signed a two-way deal with the Anaheim Ducks organization.

Gravel Signs Amateur Agreement

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04/07/2014 - 9:00 AM

Gravel Signs Amateur Agreement

The 2013-2014 co-captain of the SCSU men’s hockey team, Kevin Gravel, signed an agreement with the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL. The affiliate of the LA Kings and the same team his co-captain and roommate Nic Dowd signed with just a day sooner. In his time at SCSU Gravel was best known on the blue line, with a stellar senior season featuring 10 goals for a career total of 13. He played in 153 games during his tenure at St. Cloud State University.

Gravel will play with the team on a try-out basis in hopes of impressing those who matter for the remainder of the season and then signing on with a contract.

Dowd A Top Three Hobey Baker Finalist

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04/02/2014 - 3:00 PM

Three days after the end of the men’s hockey season and just one day after inking an NHL contract SCSU men’s hockey senior co-captain, Nic Dowd has been named a Top Three Finalist for the Hobey Baker Award. The Award is given annually to the college hockey player who shows teamwork, dedication, integrity, humility and character both on and off the ice. The other two finalists for the award are Jonny Gaudreau from Boston College and Greg Carey from St. Lawrence University. It's Gaudreau's second time in the Hobey Hat Trick, he was a finalist in 2013 as well.

It’s the second consecutive season that the Huskies have a Hat Trick Finalist. Last season, Drew LeBlanc became the first Husky in history to win the prestigious honor.

The Award winner will be announced on April 11th during the Frozen Four festivities in Philadelphia, PA.

SCSU's Nic Dowd Signs With LA Kings

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04/01/2014 - 3:20 PM

SCSU's Nic Dowd Signs With LA Kings
Nic Dowd

On Tuesday afternoon senior co-captain of the SCSU men’s hockey team, Nic Dowd, signed an entry level contract with the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL. Dowd helped lead the Huskies to their second consecutive NCAA appearance and conference title this season in his role as captain. He was honored by the NCHC as the student-athlete of the year and the defensive forward of the year, leading the league in power play goals (10). Dowd had 22 goals in 38 games this season for the Huskies. He is a Hobey Baker Award Top 10 finalists. At the end of last hockey season, Dowd turned down the opportunity to sign with the Kings.

Dowd was a seventh-round pick (No. 198) in the 2009 NHL Draft, he has signed a one-year contract with the Kings.

Women's Hockey, Giesen Contract not Renewed

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04/01/2014 - 10:30 AM

On Monday afternoon St. Cloud State Athletics Director, Heather Weems announced that the contract of the head coach of the women’s hockey team would not be renewed. “We want to thank Jeff for his concern and commitment for our student-athletes and St. Cloud State. We appreciate what he has done for our program and the university,” said Weems.

Jeff Giesen has served as the head coach for eight seasons. This past season the Huskies posted four wins overall, three in the Western Collegiate Hockey Conference. Overall in his time at SCSU the Huskies had 79 wins, 178 losses and 35 ties. In conference play the Huskies were 53-148-25.

A national search will begin immediately for a new coach.

"Pick to Click" Challenge Winner-The Fans

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04/01/2014 - 8:00 AM


At the start of this men's hockey season (2013-2014) we asked our listeners to join us in the Pick to Click challenge. It's been a KVSC tradition to find out who everyone thinks will score each night but, this season we kept track of the results. We've found out who the real experts are and it turns out that it's you! The fans have won the inaugural Pick to Click challenge, congratulations! This competition was strictly for bragging rights, see complete results below.

  1. Fans-9 correct picks
  2. Alex (The Falcon)-8 correct
  3. Declan-7 correct
  4. Scott & Brook-6 correct
  5. Gina-5 correct 

We look forward to playing again next season. As always, keep on the pulse of everything related to SCSU hockey on our Twitter account.

Luck Runs Out, End of SCSU Hockey Season

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03/31/2014 - 11:00 AM

Luck Runs Out, End of SCSU Hockey Season
Photo via SCSU Athletics and © Brace Hemmelgarn 2014

The Huskies had the luck of the Irish on their side in the opening game of the NCAA West Regional on Saturday night as they defeated the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame 4-3 in overtime. But, in the West Regional Championship game on Sunday SCSU's luck would run dry as they fell to Minnesota 4-0.

On Saturday night the Huskies took on Notre Dame, in a battle of wits and stamina. The Huskies scored the first goal of the game but Notre Dame was able to respond time after time. After regulation time had expired the scoreboard read 3-3 despite the lopsided shots total that favored Notre Dame, 36-12. The difference maker for the Huskies was goaltender Ryan Faragher, who head coach Bob Motzko applauded in the post game press conference "he held us in there and made the big save in overtime on the breakaway." The extra time frame was what the doctor order for SCSU as they pummeled the net and showed more signs of life than they had all game long. Their effort was rewarded when senior captain, Nic Dowd found the back of the net off the stick of David Morley with just over three minutes left in the first overtime. That goal (and victory) advanced the Huskies to the next day of play, one step closer to the Frozen Four. First, the Huskies would have to surpass their big brother, the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sunday night.

It was a game of the ages as rivals, St. Cloud State and Minnesota faced off in the State of Hockey for the chance to advance as one of the last four teams remaining in Division I college hockey. On Sunday night the Huskies and Gophers battledfor the second time this season.  Freshman Justin Kloos of Minnesota scored in the opening period to get things started, while the Huskies still seemed to be looking for their skates. Play would remain 1-0 after one period. In the second period Minnesota would open things up a little more netting a pair of goals. St. Cloud struggled to maintain puck possession the entire game and the Gophers were able to capitalize on SCSU's downfall for the win. Minnesota would go on to score a power play goal in the third period for a 4-0 victory.

The University of Minnesota advances to the NCAA Frozen Four in Philadelphia April 10-12. Minnesota will face off with North Dakota. Other schools represented at the Frozen Four include Boston College and Union.

St. Cloud State finishes their inaugural season in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference as the regular season Champions. That title earned them the Penrose Cup with a conference record of 15-6-3. Other conference titles of the team included head coach Bob Motzko as the Herb Brooks Coach of the Year. Nic Dowd was the NCHC Scholar Athlete of the Year and the Defensive-Forward of the Year. Dowd is also a Top 10 Hobey Baker Award finalist, the Top Three finalists will be announced during the Frozen Four. Overall, the Huskies finish the season with a 22-11-5 record, continuing the growing tradition, legacy and history of the program.

As always, keep up to date with everything SCSU hockey (even in the off season) via our Twitter account.

KVSC College Hockey Bracket Challenge

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03/23/2014 - 3:30 PM

As the SCSU Huskies have advanced into NCAA Tournament play it's time the KVSC Sports Crew initiates another challenge. Similar to the Pick to Click challenge, we want to find out who the real "experts" might be. The rules for the challenge are quite simple, make your college hockey bracket picks and submit them!

Here's how:

  1. Visit the College Hockey Pickem webpage
  2. Register (if you don't already have an account)
  3. Join the Group
  • Group Name: KVSCHockey
  • Password: kvsc

Note: Spaces and capital letter do matter!

That's it! Following the National Championship game on April 12, 2014 a winner will be determined and awarded a KVSC Prize Package. Stay tuned!

Reimer named Men's Basketball Coach

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03/23/2014 - 2:00 PM

Reimer named Men's Basketball Coach

A new head basketball coach has been named for the men’s basketball team at SCSU. Matt Reimer, a long time assistant to retiring SCSU coach, Kevin Schlagel, has been named the new head coach. Reimer has been with the SCSU basketball program since 1995, serving as a graduate assistant and then an assistant coach.

A press conference to announce Reimer has coach will take place on Monday (March 24) evening. The public is invited, the event takes place on the West Balcony of Halenbeck Hall at 5 p.m.

Listen to an exclusive interview with KVSC Sports Department member, Daniel Papp, and Matt Reimer here.

"Pick to Click" Challenge

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10/13/2013 - 8:00 AM

Every season we ask our Twitter followers who they think will score during the SCSU men’s hockey games. This season we’ve added a new twist to our “Picks to Click” segment.

We encourage fans to follow KVSC Hockey on Twitter and play along each game that we cover. The rules are simple, for bragging rights, to find out who the real ‘expert(s)’ might be at the end of the hockey season.

For each men’s hockey game that the KVSC Sports Department covers (see complete list of scheduled games here) fans can submit their picks via Twitter. Each fan is allowed to select one player as their own "Pick to Click." We’ll call for picks about two hours prior to puck drop; fans can join the fun by mentioning @KVSCHockey via Twitter letting us know what player you think will score.

Each night we’ll tally the fan votes to see what Husky has the most ‘picks.’ Whoever the fans vote for the most will be the ‘fan choice’ for the night. The fans will play against the KVSC Sports Department crew for the entire season. Each time the “Pick to Click” player scores during the game whomever selected that player during the given game will receive one point. Shoot out goals do not count towards points in the “Pick to Click” challenge, only regulation and overtime goals will count for points.

After the first weekend in the “Pick to Click” challenge Assistant Sports Director, Declan Goff, has a 2 point lead.

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