The #1/2 ranked St. Cloud State University men's hockey team (12-1-2, 5-0-2 NCHC) returned to the win column and stretched its unbeaten streak in 2018-18 to nine games with a 2-0 shutout against the Omaha Mavericks (4-9-2, 2-4-1 NCHC) on Friday, Dec. 7 at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minn.
The game marked SCSU's fourth shutout of the season and it was the second shutout of the season and fifth career shutout for SCSU netminder David Hrenak
, who made 18 saves in the contest.
The Huskies dominated the contest early as they outshot the Mavericks 18-5 in the first period. Jack Poehling
posted the game winner at 1:38 of the first period with assists from Brendan Bushy
and Nick Poehling
. This was Jack Poehling's
third goal of the season and it was the fourth assist of the year for both Busy and Nick Poehling
In the second period, senior captain Jimmy Schuldt
added a power play goal at 14:29 with assists from Ryan Poehling
and Blake Lizotte
. Schuldt's goal tied a team record for most career power play goals scored by a SCSU defenseman with 18. He is tied for the team record along with Justin Fletcher, who skated for the Huskies from 2003 to 2007.
The point was also Schuldt's 97th career point at SCSU and it was his fifth goal of the season. The assist was Ryan Poehling's
team leading 13th helper of the year.
In the contest, SCSU outhshot the Mavericks 38-18 with the Huskies going 1-of-4 on the power play. On the penalty kill, SCSU was 2-of-2 in the game. The Huskies currently rank second in the nation with a penalty kill rate of 89.1 percent (49-of-55).
SCSU and Omaha will complete their weekend series at the HBNHC with a 6:07 p.m. game on Saturday, Dec. 8. Great tickets are available for this key NCHC showdown and you can purchase them at the gate or online at scsutickets.com. For more information, please call 1-877-SCSUTIX.
TEDDY BEAR TOSS - DEC. 8
Fans are encouraged to bring a new or gently used Teddy Bear or plush toy to game for the annual SCSU Hockey Teddy Bear Toss. All toys collected will be donated to the St. Cloud area Toys for Tots campaign.
SKATE WITH THE HUSKIES - DEC. 8
After the game, fans will be able to join the SCSU men's and women's hockey players on ice for the Skate with the Huskies program. This free event is open to the public and gives fans a chance to skate on the ice at the HBNHC, meet their favorite SCSU players, get autographs and take photos. Fans are encouraged to bring their own skates to the game or you can also rent skates at the HBNHC pro shop for the event.
$1 HOT DOGS - Dec. 8
The concession stands at the HBNHC on Dec. 8 will offer specially priced $1.00 hot dogs!