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Huskies Fall to Mavericks in Hockey Day Matchup

Before the Hockey Day Minnesota matchup between the Huskies and Mavericks, St. Cloud State‘s Head Coach Bob Motzko said we were going to see a great hockey game.   The Mavericks skated into the Granite City ready to play, and they came out strong. Connor Mackey scored less than two minutes into the first for the purple and gold to take the early 1-0 lead. Over halfway into the first period, Zeb Knutson lit the lamp on the power play to stretch Minnesota State’s lead to 2-0. With less than two minutes to go in the first period, Jon Lizotte netted one past Connor LaCouvee to get a point on the board for the cardinal and black.   The momentum skated back Minnesota State’s way as they came into the second period. Jake Jaremko extended the lead 3-1, and that goal would ultimately be pinned as the game winner. Robby Jackson responded… Keep Reading

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Hockey Day Minnesota brings high turnout

On Saturday, Jan. 20 the festivities for the eleventh annual Hockey Day Minnesota were held in St. Cloud to much fanfare as students and community members alike banned together for a common bond. Crowds occupied the stands most of the day and while it was “Hockey Day,” they all chanted ‘Skol’ in support of the Vikings game in Philadelphia happening the following day. For the nightcap, the slotted game was the Centennial Cougars facing-off against the Moorhead Spuds, as seats were packed to the brim. However, most people ended up looking at the jumbotron as there were not many seats available. A lack of seating resulted in people sitting in areas where views were obstructed; showing just how dedicated the fans really were. Outside the rink was a tiny fair-like village packed with food trucks and vendors where game-goers could buy food and beverages. Toward the end of the night,… Keep Reading

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Lady Huskies Continue to Dominate the Second Half

They St. Cloud State Women’s Hockey Team has shown that they are a team to beat since coming into the second half of this season. As they skated into Friday afternoon’s game against Minnesota Duluth, the Huskies have earned three wins, one of them in an exhibition match up, since coming off of the college hockey break.   The Huskies wasted no time in Friday’s first period as Laura Kluge lit the lamp thirty-seven seconds into the game. The Bulldogs wouldn’t respond until there was just under five minutes to go in the second period, as Katerina Mrazova netted one to tie the game a one a piece. Hallie Theodosopolus was the hero of the night for St. Cloud State as she added two goals to her stats sheet in the third period. One was on the power play, and the other was the game winner with less than three minutes… Keep Reading

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Photo Gallery: Hockey Day Minnesota

Hockey Day in Minnesota was held January 19 and 20 at Lake George in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Multiple games of hockey were played including local high schools, youth, alumni, SCSU men’s and women’s, and the Minnesota Wild. Families, friends, community members, students, and children attended the two day event. Chelsea BaumanTravel the world is the goal. Take pictures for a living is the job. Film memories and moments that will last a lifetime. https://cleecreationssite.com/ Keep Reading

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The Vikings chanting their way to Philly

It all comes down to this. Case Keenum leads the Minnesota Vikings to the best season the purple and gold have seen since the infamous 1998 season vs Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles. These two teams almost seem to be carbon copies of each other on the surface, yet they might not be as similar as we think. Led by MVP candidate Carson Wentz for most of the season, the Eagles were averaging 31.1 points per game through 13 weeks – since Foles took over for the injured Wentz, the Eagles are averaging just 17 points per game. Looking even closer into it, after the 34 point outburst against a bad Giants team, Foles’ Eagles are scoring just 11.3 points per game. For comparison in games that Keenum has played in for the Vikings, the purple and gold are scoring 22.5 points per game. That’s essentially twice the amount… Keep Reading

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A curse lifted, a fan base relieved: Stefon Diggs’ miracle catch

Elation. No other word can so aptly describe the feeling from players and fans alike after what they had just witnessed. When all signs pointed to the opposite, the Minnesota Vikings pulled off a miracle. Vikings fans have been constantly reminded of the failures that have haunted the team in the past. Blair Walsh’s playoff miss against the Seahawks in 2015 is a fresh sting, one that created such a ripple in the faith of the Vikings fan base. Losing heartbreaking NFC championship games in 1998, 2000, and 2009 to prevent a trip to the Super Bowl had already shredded the hope of many fans before. And that’s only recently – the Vikings also have four Super Bowl losses in their back pocket. That’s why Sunday’s miraculous moment was so unbelievable – it truly shouldn’t have happened to this franchise. Facing insurmountable odds, Case Keenum and the Vikings offense lined… Keep Reading

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Minnesota Vikings: Destiny?

As many of you know, I am a hardcore Packer-backer and member of the Cheesehead Nation. I wear my Packers uniforms on campus along with my cheesehead. I was devastated by Aaron Rodgers’ injury against the Vikings, but in the Packers-less playoffs, I don’t have a problem rooting for the Vikings. This just means we have a chance to beat the Super Bowl champs twice! I’m writing this article less than an hour after the end of the game and I still cannot believe that Minnesota pulled it off. I am simply in awe. With this victory, the Vikings have become the first ever team to advance past the Divisional Round when the Super Bowl is in their home field. Next week, we go to a Carson Wentz-less Philadelphia Eagles. If you check my season preview at the beginning of the year, I didn’t give Minnesota much of a chance,… Keep Reading

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Hrenak gets the shutout, Huskies win big

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… Keep Reading

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Huskies come from behind again, remain undefeated

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… Keep Reading

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