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Second place won’t slow down these stars

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For the past two years, the Husky wrestling team has walked into the National Championships with the confidence of winners and left with evidence to prove it. This year, visions of a three-peat decorated the walls of the wrestling room and the mind of every wrestler who stepped into it. These lustful visions of victory soon turned mournful after the Huskies found themselves sitting in fifth place after day one, with four of the nine qualifiers not even winning a match. The thirst for victory kept the Huskies fighting on day two, but their struggles in day one prevented them from passing first place Norte Dame of Ohio. A second place finish is impressive, despite not being quite the ending the Huskies were hoping for. There were impressive performances by many Huskies, despite having no first or second place finishers. The team came back to St. Cloud with four All-Americans…

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Freshman Janine Alder’s phenomenal start

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Hockey. Here in Minnesota, it’s taken very seriously. There is an entire day dedicated to an event where people from all over the state lace up their skates in celebration of the sport. The beautiful thing about hockey is that it is played all around the world, especially in Switzerland. St. Cloud State University was lucky enough to recruit one of those special players from Switzerland: a goalie named Janine Alder. Alder was a goalie on Switzerland’s national team when they took bronze in the 2014 Olympics in Russia. It was a special moment in Alder’s life. “It was great. I could never stop talking about it. Meeting all those big sports people and being on the same level as they are, it was just so fascinating,” Alder said. While Alder was in Sochi for the Olympics, she was able to meet her hero, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist. It’s…

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Wrestling team goes back-to-back, captures second national championship

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The St. Cloud State men’s wrestling team was in a record-setting position last March. They had just captured the Husky’s first national team championship in school history. And they just did it again. The Huskies amassed 90 points, behind freshman Brett Velasquez, who defeated Willy Bohince in convincing fashion to give the Huskies a commanding lead in the NCAA Division II tournament Saturday, March 12 in Sioux Falls, S.D.  They finished 8 points ahead of the runner-up, Notre Dame (OH) who finished with 82 points. Velasquez didn’t fall once in the tournament, capturing 4 wins en route to his first national championship. Velasquez is the 12th different wrestler to win a national championship for SCSU. He earned NSIC Rookie of the Year honors after recording a 25-2 record, which included a 9-0 record in dual meets. The national championship marks the second ever in school history, across all sports. Coach…

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North Dakota men’s hockey holds off Huskies’ late surge

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The #7 St. Cloud State Huskies (8-2-0, 4-0-0 NCHC) began a two game home series against the #4 University of North Dakota (9-1-2, 4-0-0 NCHC) at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center Friday night. The Huskies looked to continue their momentum from last week’s sweep of the University of Western Michigan Broncos, including an 11-1 rout that set a NCHC record for goals in a game. The two teams last met in the NCAA West Region championship in Fargo last year, where UND beat the Huskies 4-1. North Dakota proved villain once again, registering 26 shots on net to earn a 4-3 win in the first game of two games. St. Cloud State struck first in the first period when sophomore forward Judd Peterson fired a one timer past North Dakota goaltender Matt Hrynkiw 2:20 into the first period to give the Huskies a 1-0 lead. It didn’t take long…

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College hockey, right around the corner

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With college hockey right around the corner, St. Cloud State, as well as the seven other schools that compete in the NCHC conference, practiced on the third annual media day held at the Target Center Thursday. Each of the school’s eight head coaches and a player representative were on hand to participate in the festivities. Despite the conference being 3 years old, the NCHC sent six teams to an NCAA tournament, which is more than any other conference, and posted the best out-of-conference record among any conference. Commissioner Josh Fenton, who has held the position since the conference began in 2013, was pleased with the league’s success but knows that it is not guaranteed to be the best conference year in and year out. “Well, I think it’s always up for debate. Every conference across the nation is very competitive,” Fenton said. “Yes, the evidence did show that last year we…

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Paying student athletes

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Life is so difficult, and I believe its because we have so much to do and our time here is so limited, with that being said we can all agree on a phrase that has rang true to our ears for years, “time is money.” When you dedicate your time, in some type of way you will be compensated, and wasting your time is equivalent to cutting a hole into your pocket and watching the cash fall out. That’s a fair statement and I think it holds true in some respect, for instance what I am doing right now. I am currently working for a school newspaper and I am most definitely being compensated for the time I spend doing what I do. Many students involved in activities like mine are compensated, maybe not to the extremity of a high paying salary job but enough to put a little cash…

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