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Hrenak gets the shutout, Huskies win big

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After coming from behind to win their last four games, St. Cloud State took the lead early on and didn’t look back, defeating Duluth 5-0 Saturday night at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. In a game much different from the day before, a shutout from freshman goaltender David Hrenak helped No. 2 St. Cloud State (7-0-0, 2-0-0 NCHC) to a 5-0 victory over No. 8 Duluth (4-4-2, 0-1-0 NCHC) to remain undefeated. Unlike yesterday, it didn’t take long for the scoring to start, as a power play goal from Jacob Benson gave St. Cloud State a 1-0 lead just under 10 minutes into the first period. Moments after killing off a penalty of their own, the Huskies were able to produce a goal with the extra attacker. After catching a pass in the slot from teammate Blake Winiecki, Benson quickly fired a low, blocker-side shot past Shepard, giving him…

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Huskies come from behind again, remain undefeated

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A three-goal third period gave the Huskies their fifth straight come-from-behind victory of the season, defeating Duluth in their first inter-conference matchup of the season. In a game filled with power plays, four-on-four action, and over 65 shots, No. 2 St. Cloud State (6-0-0, 1-0-0 NCHC) defeated No. 8 Duluth (4-3-2, 0-1-0 NCHC) 5-3 to remain undefeated. After giving up the lead twice in the second period, St. Cloud State put their foot on the gas pedal and didn’t let up in the third. Midway through the final period, forward Ethan Brodzinski tallied his first goal of the season, ultimately ending up to be the game-winner. The Huskies produced 10 shots on goal in the first period, including a breakaway opportunity by Ryan Poehling, but were unable to get the puck past Bulldogs goaltender Hunter Shepard. Shepard finished with 29 saves on the night. After a scoreless first period, a…

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Huskies off to a strong start after a disappointing end to last season

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After a disappointing end to the 2016-17 season, the Huskies hope to bounce back this year after starting 3-0. St. Cloud State didn’t end last season how they had hoped. With a finishing record of 16-19-1 (10-13-1 NCHC), the Huskies failed to appear in the NCAA tournament. St. Cloud State entered this season ranked No. 9 in the nation, one of four NCHC teams in the top 10 (Denver, Minnesota-Duluth, North Dakota). The Huskies started off the season on a positive note, beating Mankato 4-0 before sweeping Alaska-Fairbanks at home this past weekend. The Huskies also played an exhibition game this fall, beating the University of Regina 8-0 back in September at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. St. Cloud State’s team consists of just three seniors this year, with over half the team being underclassmen. Huskies head coach Bob Motzko mentioned how his team is still young, but they…

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Why BoJack Horseman is beyond binge-worthy

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BoJack Horseman may be a show about a self-centered, depressed horse, but it is extremely relatable to us all. Let’s get one thing straight; “BoJack Horseman” is a weird show, there, I said it. The Netflix original takes place in Hollywood, or Hollywoo, as it is later referred to in the show. In this world, humans and animals are one and the same, with animals and humans co-existing as equal members of society. That being said, “BoJack Horseman” is still one of the best shows out right now. It’s easy to assume that this is just another adult cartoon, but it’s far from that. “BoJack” is a smart, clever comedy that can get dark at times, bringing attention to a number of struggles faced by BoJack and other characters, struggles we can all relate to in some way. The show puts a spotlight on problems in society, politics and the…

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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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