The #2 St. Cloud State University men's hockey team (8-1-0, 3-0-0 NCHC) rallied for the third game in a row to score a 4-3 victory over #5 University of Denver (5-1-1, 2-1-0 NCHC) on Friday, Nov. 9 at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minn.
The Huskies trailed 3-1 in the second period before they connected on three consecutive goals to notch their eighth win of the season. The two NCHC squads will complete their weekend series in St. Cloud with a 6:07 p.m. game at the HBNHC. Tickets for the game are available at scsutickets.com
or at the gate on game day.
Denver opened the game's scoring at 9:21 of the first period with a goal by Cole Guttman. The lead was short lived as SCSU's Nolan Walker
replied with an even-strength goal at 10:34 of the first period. He was assisted on the play by Ryan Poehling
and Robby Jackson
The Pioneers charged back at 17:01 of the first period with an unassisted goal by Brett Stapley, and a power play goal at 1:35 of the second period by Emilio Pettersen that pushed their lead to 3-1.
The tide turned at 2:14 of the second period as Walker posted his second goal of the evening on a tipped shot from Brendan Bushy
. Ryan Poehling
gained the second assist on the play, which was Walker's fifth goal of the season.
tied the game at 9:07 of the second period with his team-leading seventh goal of the season, which made it 3-3. Walker and Nick Perbix
each had assists on the play. Of note, Walker ended the game with two goals and one assist and now had five goals and six assists to his credit in 2018-19.
The game winner was added at 17:50 of the second period with a power play marker by Jimmy Schuldt
. Jackson and Blake Lizotte
each had assists on the play, which was Schuldt's second goal of the year and his 91st career point as a Husky. Jackson ended his game with two assists, which moves his career scoring total to 92 points (35g/57a) at SCSU.
In the game, SCSU outshot the Pioneers 39-24 and SCSU was 1-of-5 on the power play and 2-of-3 on the penalty kill. David Hrenak
remained unbeaten this season with 21 saves in the game for SCSU. He is now 6-0-0 in 2018-19. Devin Cooley was the goalie of record for Denver with 35 saves.