The #1 St. Cloud State University men's hockey team (11-1-2, 4-0-2 NCHC) extended its streak of unbeaten games to eight with a 2-2 tie at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio on Saturday, Dec. 1.
The deadlock score marked the fourth consecutive time that the Huskies and Redhawks have played into overtime dating back to the NCHC playoffs in 2018 at the HBNHC. The Huskies also earned a 4-4 tie against Miami on Nov. 30, and took Miami to the extra sessions on Dec. 1. The two teams skated to a 2-2 tie after the the first OT session with Miami earning the extra league point with a goal in the 3x3 OT session.
GAME VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS - DEC. 1
SCSU scored first in the contest with a power play goal by Blake Lizotte
at 14:50. Easton Brodzinski
and Ryan Poehling
each provided assists on the play, which was Lizotte's fourth goal of the season. The assist was Poehling's team-leading 12th of the season and the play took advantage of 5:00 major penalty called on Miami's River Rymsha.
Miami rallied in the second period with a power play goal by Casey Gilling, which was scored while the Huskies were killing a 5:00 major penalty of their own. Gilling was assisted on the play by Ryan Siroky and Rourke Russell.
In the third period, Brodzinski gave the Huskies a 2-1 lead with his score at :22. Spencer Meier
netted his fourth assist of the year and Patrick Newell
added his ninth assist of the year on the play. Newell now has a team-leading 18 points and pushed his career totals to 26g/65a and 91 points.
The Redhawks pushed the game into overtime when Scott Corbett scored at 11:00 of the third to make it 2-2. In the first OT session, neither team was able to score as Miami outshot the Huskies 4-2. The Redhawks ended the contest in the 3x3 OT period with a goal by Josh Melnick at 3:35 with assists from Alec Mahalak and Gordie Green.
The goal provided the Redhawks with the extra league point but the game officially goes into the NCAA books as a tie game.
On the night, SCSU outshot the Redhawks 30-27. David Hrenak
remained undefeated this season with 25 saves and moved his 2018-19 record to 8-0-1. Jordan Uhelski had 28 saves for Miami. On the power play, SCSU was 1-4 and Miami was 1-2 in the game.
The Huskies will return home on Dec. 7-8 for a big weekend series against NCHC rival Omaha at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. Tickets are available at www.scsutickets.com or by calling 1-877-SCSUTIX.
The always popular Skate with the Huskies have been scheduled for after the game on Dec. 8 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.
The annual Teddy Bear Toss at SCSU will also take place on Dec. 8 vs. Omaha. Fans are encouraged to bring a new or gently used Teddy Bear or stuff animal toy to throw onto the ice during the intermission next Saturday. All toys collected will be donated to the St. Cloud area Toys-for-Tots campaign. The game on Dec. 8 will also feature $1 hot dogs at the HBNHC concession stands.