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Husky football takes big win over Moorhead

After a record setting offensive explosion for quarterback Dwayne Lawhorn and the Huskies football team, it was back to business for the cardinal and black with another home game against Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Both offenses were stagnant in the first quarter before the Dragons would finally sniff out the end zone in the second quarter. Wide receiver Damon Gibson would find play dirty from one yard out to cap a 13 play, 67 yard drive. After the successful PAT, Moorhead would be leading 7-0. Lawhorn would masterfully lead the Huskies right down the field with a 13 play drive of his own of 77 yards keeping the ball for nearly half the quarter and answer with a touchdown throw to wide receiver Derek Kumerow to knot the game up at seven a piece. It would stay at seven all into halftime when St. Cloud State President Ashish Vaidya had an exciting… Keep Reading

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Late game magic from Poehling brothers lifts Huskies past Nanooks

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… Keep Reading

SCSU Sports/Sports

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

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… Keep Reading

Local Sports/Sports

Minnesota Wild 2017-2018 Season Preview

In over a month, Halloween will be upon us. This seems like a strange start to the season preview of the state professional hockey team, but it’s related; the scariest costume to a Minnesotan is someone dressing up as Jake Allen. While I still have nightmares of Jake Allen making save after save against the desperate offense of the Minnesota Wild, I can move on knowing that it’s a new season with new Wild expectations. Let’s start with some farewells; forwards Jason Pominville, Erik Haula, Jordan Schroeder and Alex Tuch and defenseman Marco Scandella are no longer members of the Wild. Pominville and Scandella, along with a third-round pick, were shipped off to Buffalo in exchange for forwards Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno and a fourth-round pick. Tuch was traded to the new expansion franchise Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a conditional third round pick, while Haula was picked… Keep Reading

Sports

NCHC TV re-introduced as streaming service for most games

Following the streaming path being blazed by sports media outlets across the country, the NCHC has re-introduced and revamped the smartphone application, NCHC TV. The program also has the capability to stream all NCHC games live to computers, Roku’s, and Apple TVs. There are multiple different price points offered to acquire the service. For all access to all NCHC games over the course of the year, the price is $109.95, plus tax. There are also an array of other options available, including a $26.95 monthly pass as well as cheaper team-specific packages. These packages also include all locked content on the NCHC website. Available in the App Store and the Google Play Store, NCHC TV will upload post-game press conferences, pre-game interviews, in addition to other behind the scenes content. This will all be watchable on demand, on the website or on the app. The app is also an effective… Keep Reading

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Wild’s faithful Finn seals two-year deal

In 2001 the Minnesota Wild began their second season in the NHL. This same year, 18-year-old Mikko Koivu pulled a green and white jersey over his head as the Minnesota Wild selected him in the sixth round of the NHL draft. In four short years, he officially began playing in the State of Hockey, with a team as young as him. He tallied 21 points in his debut season. If that wasn’t impressive enough, his stats improved drastically in the 2006-07 season, burying 20 goals and tallying 34 assists. These accomplishments placed him fifth in his team’s stats for points on-season, sitting behind only the popular names of teammates Brian Rolston, Pavol Demitra, Marian Gaborik, and Pierre-Marc Bouchard. Not bad company to be in, in only his second season in the NHL. Over the years, this feisty Finn has won over the hearts of Minnesota hockey fans as not only… Keep Reading

Minnesota Twins Wildcard Playoffs
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From Losers to Believers: The Twins Transformed

Last year at this time the Minnesota Twins had lost over 100 games and would find themselves watching the October playoff magic from their TVs. This year, things have turned up for the Twins, who ended 85-77, placing 2nd in the American League Central. On Oct. 3 the Twins will face off against the New York Yankees in a single elimination game in the wild-card round. The odds are stacked against them – who under the former single team wild card system would not have made the playoffs. But the new rules from 2012 played into the Twins favor and they should do whatever they can with the opportunity. The Yankees, however, have a history of toppling the Twins playoff hopes year after year. In the last 15 seasons, the Twins and Yankees have faced off in 4 playoff series: 2002, 2003, 2009 and 2010. In each series the Yankees… Keep Reading

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SCSU Women’s Hockey defeats Korean National Team in unique game

The St. Cloud State Women’s hockey team kicked off their season with an exhibition game win on Friday night against the South Korean National Team. The Korean National Team is currently ranked 22nd in the World by the International Ice Hockey Federation. It’s the third time in the school program that SCSU’s women’s team faced an international competition. The Huskies were 1-1 in the previous two games but moved to 2-1 after Friday’s win. Eric Rud, the head coach of the Huskies, enters his 4th season at St Cloud State. His overall record as a coach for the Huskies is 30-69-9. His best season as coach came back in 2015-16 when he led the Huskies to a 13-18-4 record and finishing fifth in the WCHA (Western Collegiate Hockey Association). Rud coaches a young Huskies team this season as they have 12 new players. The new players consist of nine freshmen,… Keep Reading

SCSU Sports/Sports

Huskies’ football makes a statement

With Bemidji State (2-2) winning earlier in the day St. Cloud State’s (3-1) lead in the NSIC North was cut to just a one game lead. A surprising late scratch of sophomore quarterback Dwayne Lawhorn who sat out with a previously unknown shoulder injury saw redshirt freshman Justin Czech get his first career start at Husky Stadium against Augustana University (2-2). The first drive of the game saw the Vikings convert two long third down attempts which helped them get into Husky territory, but the Vikings’ drive stalled and the Huskies came up with a huge fourth down stop. Czech would lean on the strength of his run game, but it was a 19-yard toss to leading Huskies junior receiver John Pass that helped get the ten play, 40-yard drive that would be capped off with a 46-yard field goal to give St. Cloud the 3-0 lead. The ensuing possession for… Keep Reading

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