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Huskies Complete the Sweep, Motzko’s 250th Win

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… Keep Reading

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SCSU Men’s Hockey vs. UND Photo Gallery

Grand Forks, ND – The St. Cloud State men’s hockey team split their weekend series against the University of North Dakota at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks February 3 and 4. Friday The Huskies got their first goal just over half way through the first period by Grand Forks native, Jacob Benson. It was Benson’s first time playing in his hometown since joining the Huskies last season since the team did not travel to North Dakota in the 2015-16 season. It was his eighth goal of the year, and Jake Wahlin was credited with the lone assist. In the second period, SCSU captain Jimmy Schuldt extended the Huskies lead 2-0 with assists to Robby Jackson and Pat Newell. The Fighting Hawks got one past SCSU goaltender Jeff Smith in the third period, but the Huskies’ Ryan Poehling answered quickly with an insurance goal to make the final score 3-1. St. Cloud went… Keep Reading

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Men’s basketball breaks out the brooms

After taking losses to both Northern State and Minnesota State Moorhead last weekend, SCSU bounced back scraping out two close games in Halenbeck Hall against Wayne State and Augustana University. Friday’s game included by now a patented Huskies comeback as they came back from 11 points down to knock off Wayne State.  SCSU shot a detrimental 9-26 in the first half before the gears started turning. With solid pick and roll offense and great floor spacing, the Huskies got plenty of great shot opportunities in the second half, which more than doubled their assists from the first half. Gage Davis was huge in the second half not only shooting 6-8 for 18 points, but also displaying his playmaking abilities by driving and kicking out to the three point line and giving his teammates open shots. That lit a spark for St. Cloud State as well since in the second half, they shot 15-24 from the field which turned out… Keep Reading

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SCSU Men’s Hockey Falls Short in OT to Minnesota Duluth in North Star Cup Championship

St. Paul, Minn. – St. Cloud State participated in the fourth and last year of the North Star College Cup tournament at the Xcel Energy Center. Created to keep in-state rivalries alive, the tournament featured Minnesota NCAA D1 men’s hockey teams. Friday The Huskies played Bemidji State in the first game of the tournament on Friday, and they gained a 2-1 victory over the #20 ranked Bemidji to advance to the championship game on Saturday. Jacob Benson and Blake Winiecki were the two goal scorers for the Huskies on Friday. SCSU goaltender Jeff Smith saved 26 of 27 shots – SCSU went 1-4 on the power play and 3-3 on the penalty kill. Duluth won 3-2 over the University of Minnesota on Friday, making them the team for SCSU to beat to become back-to-back North Star Cup champions. Minnesota Duluth had not won the North Star Cup coming into the 2017 tournament.… Keep Reading

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Red Hot Huskies

Thursday night at Halenbeck Hall was a night of St. Cloud State wrestling dominance as the St. John Johnnies took a quick trip up the road to battle it out with their nearby nemesis, the Huskies. The Huskies proved to be up to the task however, as they didn’t allow the Johnnies a single team point in the dual. Eight of the ten matches were won with extra points for the Huskies and along with a forfeit, only one match was won by decision. An impressive night for the back-to-back champs started with reigning 125 lb National Champ Brett Velasquez. Velasquez’s 21-6 tech fall victory over Anthony Hennen set the pace early in the night, paving the way for his teammates. Red shirt sophomore Velasquez was impressed with his team’s performance, “a lot of really exciting matches, a lot of guys going out there to put up big points…it’s fun… Keep Reading

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New season, new goal

Our men’s basketball team is adapting to new expectations. Last season, finishing 18-12 left a lot of unanswered questions out on the court. It seems as if Head Coach Matt Reimer has a clear plan to get his team back on track. “Our number one goal is to be better defensively than we were last season. We were not a really great defensive team. I think we can be better but we need to do it on a consistent basis,” stated Head Coach Reimer. Last season, the Huskies averaged 81.8 points while limiting their opponents to 75.9 points a game. This leaves room for improvement, with only a 5.9 point differential, and has to be great to create less stressful and down to the last shot games. Yes, a win’s a win, regardless of if you win by 10 points or 1 point, but hard-fought games catch up to a… Keep Reading

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Football looks to rebound after down year

Huskies head coach Scott Underwood has been around the program for quite a long time, starting off as a defensive coordinator for the cardinal and black in 2001, he has stuck around long enough to have been promoted to head coach back in 2008, coming into the season, Underwood had never had a losing season with his worst finish being 6-5 in the 2014 and 15 seasons. The Huskies were at the peak of their powers under Underwood from 2010-13, amassing a 38-12 (.760) record and making the NCAA Divison II playoffs three of the four years. This last season, the Huskies finished 5-6, losing their last game 48-34 against the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs at Husky Stadium. On finishing the season with a losing record for the first time in his tenure as a coach Underwood said, “we’re disappointed, I think we had some games we had some… Keep Reading

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Minnesota Duluth sweeps SCSU in weekend series

Friday The St. Cloud State women’s hockey team (5-11-1, 4-8-1-1 WCHA) took on No. 4 Minnesota Duluth’s (11-3-3, 8-3-2) for a weekend WCHA series at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. Friday night, the Duluth Bulldogs defensive core dominated the ice and kept the Huskies at bay in a 3-0 shutout loss for SCSU. The score remained 0-0 going into the second, but that is when the Bulldogs would start to get some momentum going. About seven minutes into the period UMD senior forward Ashleigh Brykaliuk got the first goal past SCSU’s goaltender Janine Alder. A few minutes later Maria Lindh extended the lead 2-0 for the Bulldogs. The Huskies went 0-3 on the power play in Friday’s game, struggling to capitalize on the few goal chances they were able to get. The Huskies played well in the third, out-shooting UMD 6-5, but were unable to put the puck past… Keep Reading

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