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#2 St. Cloud State men's hockey to host #5 Denver on Nov. 9-10

11/7/2018 10:42:00 AM

The #2 St. Cloud State men's hockey team (7-1-0, 2-0-0 NCHC) will continue its 2018-19 NCHC schedule with a pair of home dates at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center against #5 University of Denver on Nov. 9-10.  Game time on Nov. 9 is slated for 7:07 p.m. CT and the game on Nov. 10 will start at 6:07 p.m.  Tickets for both games are available at scsutickets.com or by calling 1-877-SCSUTIX.


Tickets are available for all home games at scsutickets.com or by calling 1-877-SCSUTIX.  A variety of great ticket packages and deals are available for SCSU home games throughout the season.  Don't Miss a Game in 2018-19 - Be There When It Happens This Season!

MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT - NOV. 9:  SCSU men's hockey will have Military Appreciation Night on Friday, Nov. 9 at the HBNHC.  All members of the military and veterans will be admitted FREE to the game along with a guest.  Just show your official papers at the ticket office for the free admission.  For details, please call 1-877-SCSUTIX.

FREE IS GOOD:  All St. Cloud State students with a valid SCSU student ID card will be admitted FREE to all regular season home games at the HBNHC in 2018-19.  SCSU students just need to show their valid SCSU student ID card at the gate on game day and you will be admitted for FREE...it is that easy to support your Huskies in 2018-19.  For details call 320-308-2137.

Jack Poehling

BRETT LARSON SHOW AT THE GREEN MILL:  Fans can attend the Brett Larson Show every Monday during the 2018-19 season at the Green Mill in downtown St. Cloud.  Host Jim Erickson will run the show along with Coach Larson and special player guests each week.  The Green Mill also offers a complete menu of tasty food and drink items.  If you cannot attend the show live, listen on The River 96.7 FM.

SCSU HOCKEY LUNCHEON:  SCSU coach Brett Larson and Bemidji State coach Tom Seratorre will be the featured speakers at a special SCSU Hockey Luncheon at the St. Cloud Country Club on Friday, Nov. 16 starting at Noon.  Tickets are just $10 (payable at the door) but please RSVP at scsutickets.com or call 1-877-SCSUTIX.  The event includes a buffet lunch at the St. Cloud Country Club. 

SKATE WITH THE HUSKIES:  The always popular Skate with the Huskies have been scheduled for after the games on Dec. 8 and Feb. 2 on the main rink of the HBNHC.  Fans will have a chance to skate on the Huskies' home ice with players from both the men's and women's hockey teams at SCSU.  This is a great chance to get autographs and photos with your favorite players from both teams.  Call 1-877-SCSUTIX for more details.

Senior CLASS Award: Senior defender Jimmy Schuldt has been selected as a candidate for the 2019 Senior CLASS Award.  This elite award honors senior student-athlete who have made notable achievements in the areas of excellence,

CONNECT WITH THE HUSKIES:  Fans can follow their Huskies on the this week by listening to the live broadcast on The River 96.7 FM (www.river967.com) out of St. Cloud with Jim Erickson and Dave Reichel providing the call.  Fans can also listen on KVSC FM 88.1 (www.kvsc.org). Fans can watch the Nov. 9 game live on the SCSU Sports Network (Charter 426/83 & Comcast 999) and the Nov. 10 game on Fox Sports North Plus. On the web, fans can watch both games on NCHC.tv/scsu

IN THE POLLS:  The Huskies received a #2 ranking in the USA TODAY/USA Hockey weekly poll.  In the USCHO.com poll this week, the Huskies earned a #2 ranking.

SWEEP AT CC:  The Huskies earned their third series sweep of the season with 5-3 and 2-1 wins at Colorado College on Nov. 2-3. The Huskies trailed 2-0 in the 2nd period before rallying to gain the 5-3 win on Nov. 2 as Ryan Poehling and Patrick Newell each notched two goals in the game.  SCSU dominated the scoresheet in the game's second half by out shooting CC 18-1 in the second and 17-6 in the third. Overall, SCSU outshot CC 41-15 in the game...on Nov. 3, SCSU trailed 1-0 heading into the third period before goals by Jack Poehling and Easton Brodzinski lifted the Huskies to a 2-1 win.  David Hrenak had 29 saves in the game and improved his record to 5-0-0 with the two wins at the World Arena.   
community, classroom, character and competition.  An All-America award winner in 2018, Schuldt was selected as a Hobey Baker Award Top 10 candidate last winter.  Visit seniorclassaward.com for more details.

ON TOP: Jack Ahcan is tied for the top spot in all of NCAA DI hockey with 10 assists this season.  He added one assist at CC on Nov. 2, and missed a spot on the scoresheet for the first time all season on Nov. 3.  He is currently tied for the team lead with 11 points this winter, along with Patrick Newell.  Ahcan ranks sixth in the nation among DI defenseman currently with 1.38 PPG.

SHORT STORY:  Ryan Poehling scored SCSU's first SHG of the season at CC on Nov. 2.  This was also SCSU's first ENG of the season too.  Of note, Poehling now has 3g/5a this season for the Huskies and this was the first SHG of his college career at SCSU.

WINNER, WINNER:  When Patrick Newell scores, the Huskies win...or so it seems.  The senior from Thousand Oaks, Calif., leads the NCAA with four game winning goals in 2018-19.  He added his fourth GWG on Nov. 2 at CC.  The team record for GWGs in a season is seven by Joey Benik in 2015-16.  Benik is currently playing for Lillehammer in the Norway league in 2018-19. 

YOUNG GUN:  Nolan Walker continues to impress in 2018-19 with 3g/5a in eight games played.  He currently ranks eighth in the nation among DI rookies with a scoring rate of 1.00 PPG.

NET GAIN:  Sophomore David Hrenak earned back-to-back starts for the first time on Nov. 2-3.  He replied with 41 saves and two wins in the two games (allowing only two even strength goals at CC).  His 1.40 GAA this winter currently ranks 5th best among DI netminders.  His save rate of .940 ranks 10th in the nation and he is first in the country with a 1.000 win percentage.  A 2018 draftee of Los Angeles, Hrenak is 19-7-2 with a 1.99 GAA during his tenure at SCSU.

THE NOTEBOOK:  Jimmy Schuldt and Robby Jackson both need 10 more points to join the Huskies' 100-point club and Patrick Newell needs 16 points to hit 100...Jimmy Schuldt has played in 125 consecutive games during his college career at SCSU...SCSU has only allowed three power play goals this season...SCSU has outscored its opponents 34-12 in 2018-19...SCSU ranks 8th in the country on offense at 4.25 goals per game and third on defense at 1.50 goals allowed per game...SCSU leads the nation with a scoring margin of 2.75 gpg...SCSU is first in the nation on the penalty kill at 91.9 percent and 8th on the power play at 27.6 percent.

NEXT WEEK:  The Huskies will will return home on Nov. 16-17 for a pair of home games against Bemidji State.  Fans can purchase tickets for all SCSU home games at www.scsutickets.com or by calling 1-877-SCSUTIX.  All SCSU students get into these games for FREE!!!

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