The Huskies swept the Bulldogs Jan. 8-9 in Duluth at the Amsoil Arena extending their win streak to three. Photo courtesy of Dave Harwig
The #6 SCSU Huskies men’s hockey team defeated the #5 University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 4-3 on Friday, Jan. 8 at the Amsoil Arena in Duluth, Minnesota.
The Huskies opened the scoring in the first with a goal from Jami Krannila, his fourth of the season at 5:33. The goal was assisted by alternate captain Spencer Meier and Veeti Miettinen.
In the final minute of the first period, the Huskies would extend their lead to 2-0 with a goal from Chase Brand. The goal was Brand’s first of the season and was assisted by Nolan Walker.
In the second period, the Bulldogs would come alive. Bulldogs forward Luke Mylymok scored the first goal for the Bulldogs at 2:41 of the second period.
Less than a minute later, the Bulldogs tied the game after Blake Biondi scored, making the game 2-2.
The Bulldogs would take the lead later in the period when Nick Swaney scored making it 3-2 Bulldogs. This would be the only time the Bulldogs would lead all series.
Later in the second with a minute left, Nolan Walker hit a loose puck past the Bulldog’s goaltender tying the game at 3. The goal was Walker’s second of the season and was assisted by Micah Miller.
In the third period alternate, captain Kevin Fitzgerald scored the game-winning goal at 2:29. The goal was his fourth of the season and was assisted by alternate captain Luke Jaycox and Ondrej Trejbal.
The Huskies were outshot by the Bulldogs 30-23, but David Hrenak made 27 saves in the win for the Huskies.
The two teams would play again the following evening for the fourth straight game against each other.
The #6 SCSU Huskies defeated the #5 UMD Bulldogs 1-0 in overtime on Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Amsoil Arena in Duluth, Minnesota.
The game was all goaltenders for the entirety of regulation with the Huskies David Hrenak making 27 saves in regulation stopping all 27 Bulldog shots he saw.
In overtime, Hrenak added a save on the lone UMD shot in the overtime session giving him a grand total of 28 saves on 28 shots en route to a shutout.
The shutout was Hrenak’s tenth of his career at SCSU giving him the team record for shutouts.
In overtime, Hrenak would add his first point as a Husky with an assist on the game winning goal by Nick Perbix in overtime. The goal was Perbix’ fifth of the season and his second overtime goal of the year.
The #4 Huskies will travel to Kalamazoo, Michigan to face off against the Western Michigan Broncos this weekend, Jan. 15-16.