Minnesota college hockey look-back: SCSU sweeps UMD


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, 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 No. 20 MINNESOTA-DULUTHandNo. 2 ST. CLOUD STATE: In a battle of two of the NCHC's ranked teams, the top-five Huskies asserted their dominance throughout the weekend, beating the Bulldogs by three goals Friday and Saturday.

Jonny Brodzinski scored the game-winner for SCSU Friday with just over five minutes to go in the contest, and added an empty-netter just five minutes later to ice the 4-2 win.

Saturday, David Morley put up a three-point night for the Huskies, and five different skaters scored for St. Cloud State on their way to an easy 5-1 win.

The wins keep SCSU on top of the NCHC, two points ahead of No. 16 Nebraska-Omaha.

WCHA MINNESOTA STATE: The streaky Mavericks stayed hot this weekend with a pair of wins over Northern Michigan.

Friday, Matt Leitner took advantage of MSU's fifth power play of the night, lighting the lamp with 8:08 left in the game to give the Mavericks the win.

Saturday, a masterpiece by goalie Cole Huggins gave Minnesota State a 3-0 win, behind 17 Huggins saves and a 48-17 shot advantage.

Minnesota State has now win five in a row, and it should be seven once the Mavericks dispose of Alabama-Huntsville this weekend.

WCHA BEMIDJI STATE: The Beavers had visions of staying ahead of Minnesota State for second in the WCHA and gaining ground on Ferris State, but a pair of 2-2 ties over the weekend with Michigan Tech would leave BSU a point behind the Mavericks.

Both games were played in Michigan, and Cory Ward supplied all the BSU offense Friday, opening the scoring and scraping together the game-tying goal midway through the third period.

Saturday, it was Danny Matson who would even the game for BSU midway through the third to ensure a tie for the Beavers despite getting outshot 41-20.

Bemidji State hosts Alaska-Fairbanks this weekend in their final series before the holiday break.

Here are the recaps of both Gopher games over the weekend, a split with Michigan State.

Until next Monday, stay warm.

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