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Evan Heier

Evan Heier has 12 articles published.

Late game magic from Poehling brothers lifts Huskies past Nanooks

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In a high-scoring, back-and-forth game Saturday night against Alaska-Fairbanks, late goals from Ryan Poehling and Nick Poehling propelled the Huskies to a 5-4 overtime victory. Trailing by a goal late in the game, Ryan Poehling netted his first goal of the season to send the game into overtime, leading to the game-winning goal from his brother, Nick, just minutes in. The third Poehling brother, Jack, would get the assist on the game-winner. St. Cloud State head coach Bob Motzko pointed out how the Poehling brothers came up big for the Huskies when they needed to. Nick Poehling, who scored the game-winning goal for the Huskies, mentioned how the game was full of ups and downs. “Just a roller coaster of emotions… you feel like you’re on top of the world and then you crash down a little bit,” said Nick. Throughout the game, there were five lead changes, as well…

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Huskies win home-opener, improve to 2-0 on the season

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After a sluggish start, the St. Cloud State University men’s hockey team rallied back, scoring five consecutive goals to beat Alaska-Fairbanks 6-3. In a game where many fans predicted a blowout win, SCSU found themselves down 3-0 late in the first period. The Huskies were able to bend without breaking, closing the gap on the Alaska-Fairbanks lead before taking the lead in the third period. Alaska-Fairbanks took an early lead, scoring at the 1:08 mark of the first period after Kylar Hope buried a rebound into the back of the net following a shot from teammate Colton Leiter. Minutes later, the Nanooks would expand on that lead, after Ryker Leer carried the puck into the Huskies zone and fired a shot from the top of the right-side circle, beating Smith high, blocker side. Down 2-0, the Huskies started to apply some pressure, creating some quality scoring chances on the power…

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Hurricane Harvey: How JJ Watt recruited the sports world to help disaster victims

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J.J. Watt announced his fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts on Aug. 27, since then he has raised more than $29 million. Hurricane Harvey’s effects have been catastrophic to the city of Houston, and have triggered flash flooding in parts of Arkansas, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Parts of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas have received 40-50 inches of rainfall. After witnessing the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, Watt, an NFL player for the Houston Texans, went to Twitter to announce his fundraising page for Hurricane Harvey, declaring an initial goal of $200K. Within two hours, Watt announced that the goal had been met and then raised the goal to $500K, which was raised in under 24 hours. The goal has since been raised again and again, as million-dollar donations have started to become a regular thing. Watt is considered one of the most popular athletes, not in just football, but in…

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More Drake, more substance, more Life!

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After announcing ‘More Life’ on his birthday back in October, Drake released one of the most highly anticipated projects of the year last Saturday. The 22-song project, which Drake has insisted on calling a playlist rather than an album, lived up to the hype and delivered what I believe will turn out to be one of Drake’s best projects when his career is said and done. ‘More Life’ uses instrumental styles from all around the globe. Drake has never been shy when it comes to singing or rapping about his personal life and his problems with relationships and trust issues. On this playlist, we see Drake at his most vulnerable state debatably since Take Care, while also delivering a plethora of bars in the process. Drake focuses on his prior strengths from past projects as well as incorporating a new, almost revolutionary style that, when it all comes together, gives…

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Motzko shifts focus back to Huskies after gold medal victory

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After taking gold at the World Junior Championship in January, Bob Motzko has shifted his focus back to the Huskies and their playoff push as they approach the final weeks of the regular season.   Bob Motzko is no stranger to success. Aside from his recent gold medal as head coach of team USA at the World Junior Championship in Montreal, the St. Cloud State head coach has won multiple national championships while being on coaching staff for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers back in the early 2000’s. He also brought St. Cloud State to its first Frozen Four appearance in program history back in 2013, as well as four straight NCAA Tournament appearances. This was not Motzko’s first go around with USA Hockey, as he served as an assistant coach at the World Junior Championship in Sweden back in 2014. USA did not have the level of success…

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Huskies Complete the Sweep, Motzko’s 250th Win

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The St. Cloud State Huskies (15-14-1, 9-10-1 NCHC) were able to complete the weekend sweep of the Miami University Redhawks (9-13-6, 5-9-4 NCHC) after a 3-1 victory at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center Saturday night, giving Bob Motzko his 250th victory as head coach of the Huskies. With the game tied at one going into the third period, the Huskies took control late after Jake Wahlin was able to score in the dying minutes of the game to give the Huskies the win, and with it, their first weekend sweep since early November against Colorado College. The Huskies have struggled to win back-to-back games as of late, winning their last five games taking place on Friday, but failing to win a Saturday game. Wahlin was very pleased to finally get that weight off his team’s shoulders. “This [win] was huge for our team, and I think it’s going to be…

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Why I Don’t Watch The Grammy’s Anymore

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In recent years, the Grammy Awards have transformed from what was once one of the most prestigious honors in the recording industry into a lack-luster event, primarily for hip-hop and alternative artists. The Grammy Awards are presented annually by The Recording Academy and is said to honor artists’ excellence in the recording arts. According to their own website, The Recording Academy claims that the Grammy is intended to award artists for their artistic or technical achievement, regardless of sales or chart positions. To me, the awards, primarily in the hip hop and alternative genres, have failed to nominate artists based on this criteria, and have made it nearly impossible to capture a Grammy without multiple radio hits or high chart ratings. This is why, this year, I will once again not be watching the Grammy’s on television. The Grammy’s have become a platform for mainstream artists to thrive, rather than…

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SCSU blows 3-1 lead for second night in a row

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The #8 St. Cloud State Huskies (4-4-0, 0-2-0 NCHC) fell to the #1 University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs (7-1-2, 4-0-0 NCHC) 5-3 Saturday night at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. For the second night in a row, in an eerily similar game to Friday night, St. Cloud State had a 3-1 lead before allowing Duluth to score four straight goals. The Huskies have lost their last six home games against Duluth. It was St. Cloud State sophomore, Robby Jackson, who, for the second straight night, was able to capitalize in the first minute of the game to give the Huskies an early one-goal lead. Jackson picked up the puck from teammate Will Borgen on the right side of the ice and fired a shot from the high slot, beating Duluth goaltender, Hunter Miska, high, blocker side, again for his second goal of the season. The goal came just 53 seconds…

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“The Accountant” offers plenty of action but has too many subplots

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The action-thriller “The Accountant” delivers a sense of humor, a couple major twists, and a lot of Ben Affleck kicking ass. Aside from Affleck, the cast of the film includes a handful of well-known stars, most notably Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, and Jon Bernthal. In the film, Affleck plays Christian Wolff, an accountant working in a strip mall in Illinois. Much like his plain and monotone behavior, his home life is the same. He owns maybe a dozen of the same t-shirts and suit jackets, one plate, one knife, one spoon, and one fork. He spaces his eggs and bacon perfectly apart on his plate. To his clients, he seems odd and very awkward to socialize with. After a client offers Wolff to come use his ranch to shoot his gun, you quickly realize that Affleck is no ordinary accountant, as he hits three cantaloupes with a rifle from a…

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