Minnesota college hockey look-back: SCSU sweeps No. 5 UND


Welcome to our weekly college hockey roundup looking back at the world of Division I hockey around the state.

This will be where you can find Saint Cloud State, UMD, Minnesota State-Mankato, and Bemidji State men's hockey results and analysis each week throughout the college hockey season.

Its a state full of schools loaded with puck talent, here's what they managed last weekend.

NCHC St. Cloud State: The No. 9 Huskies pulled off a huge sweep of No. 5 North Dakota this past weekend, with 3-2 and 3-1 wins in their inaugural NCHC season opening series.

Nine players found the scoring column for SCSU Friday, and they rattled off three straight goals after being down 1-0 Saturday.

With the two wins, the Huskies are likely to make a big jump in the USCHO.com top 20, and they are still without a loss this year in six games.

NCHC Minnesota-Duluth: UMD, who find themselves back in the USCHO.com top 20, occupying the final spot after their split with No. 2 Notre Dame last week, had another challenge this weekend with pesky Ohio State.

The opener went the way of the Bulldogs, a 3-1 win behind the 28 saves of Aaron Crandall.

The Big Ten's Buckeyes struck back though, opening up a 3-0 lead and adding an empty-net goal late for a 4-2 win.

A split on the weekend for the Bulldogs, and they take the coming weekend off before returning to conference play against No. 5 UND Nov. 15.

WCHA Bemidji State and Minnesota State: The WCHA foes faced off this past weekend, with Minnesota State coming off a bye, while Bemidji State came in off a sweep of WCHA-newcomer Alabama-Huntsville last weekend.

After the weekend was complete, not a whole lot was decided on who the better team may be going forward, as each team took a victory.

A three-goal second period got the Beavers a win Friday, with goalie Andrew Walsh making 27 saves. The Mavericks struck back Saturday with two third period goals to seal a 4-3 win, and BSU shot themselves in the foot repeatedly all night, being down a man seven different times.

There you go, we'll be in touch next weekend.

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