AIC killed another penalty, and continued to defend well; junior goalkeeper Zackarias Skog was sharp when needed, stopping 13 shots in the frame. In the third, with pressure mounting, the Huskies finally broke through on their fourth power play, as Easton Brodzinski's pass in front deflected off of a Yellow Jacket and into the net at to make it The goal was Brodzinski's 16th of the season. The Huskies kept pushing, but the Yellow Jackets kept the top-seeded team at bay; Skog made 14 saves, including several in the final when St. Cloud had Hrenak on the bench for a sixth skater, to earn the win.
David Hrenak , 2. Special teams The Huskies' power play is converting 23 percent of its opportunities.
That's a solid number, but even more impressive is the Huskies' penality kill, which is fourth in the nation with an 87 percent kill rate. Comeback kids On Feb. Trailing by two goals with four minutes to play, SCSU pulled off a miraculous comeback, first sending the game to overtime and then winning it.
Even when they looked down and out they were still able to pull off an improbable victory. It's the kind of victory that shows opponents they fight till the end and can never be counted out.
Sour taste Being at the top of the polls this season is not a flash in the pan. This same team was the No.
Shortly after the loss, four days to be exact , Motzko jumped ship to become the new coach of the Gophers as Don Lucia's replacement.
The fact that this team has picked up right where they left off with a new coach likely has them motivated to prove they can make a run at a national championship.
And there's fewer things more dangerous than a motivated hockey team. If SCSU can keep up its stellar play through the postseason, you can bet they'll have a chance to hoist the school's first Division I national championship trophy.