The quick rundown: St. Cloud State 3, UND 1
St. Cloud State 3, UND 1
The story: St. Cloud State got its first series victory at home against UND since November 2001 by virtue of Saturday's victory and Friday's tie. The Huskies scored three goals in the span of 6:24 early in the second period to get all the offense they needed. Mikey Eyssimont scored two of them.
Three stars: 1. Mikey Eyssimont, SCSU, 2 goals; 2. Jon Lizotte, SCSU, 2 assists; 3. David Hrenak, SCSU 34 saves
Did you notice? St. Cloud State held a Teddy Bear Toss after the second period, where fans threw teddy bears on the ice for charity.
Lineup notes: UND made one change in personnel, going with Matt Kiersted for Josh Rieger on defense. It also switched Zach Yon and Grant Mismash to different lines. The Huskies put center Blake Winiecki in the game for Jake Wahlin. UND sophomore centers Ludvig Hoff and Dixon Bowen both missed the game with injuries. Hoff missed his third-consecutive game. Bowen missed his seventh-straight game. Both were injured blocking shots.
Updated records: UND 10-5-5, St. Cloud State 12-2-1.
Up next: UND is off until its Dec. 30 exhibition game against the U.S. Under-18 team in Ralph Engelstad Arena.
ST. CLOUD STATE 3, UND 1
First period -- No scoring. No penalties.
Second period -- 1. SCSU, Robby Jackson 7 (Easton Brodzinski 3, Jon Lizotte 5) 2:09; 2. SCSU, Mikey Eyssimont 5 (Kevin Fitzgerald 7, J. Lizotte 6) 7:33; 3. SCSU, Eyssimont 6 (Jacob Benson 6, Blake Winiecki 3) 8:33 (pp); 4. UND, Cole Smith 4 (Gabe Bast 6, Trevor Olson 3) 19:59. Penalties -- Matt Kiersted, UND, hooking, 7:33; Eyssimont, SCSU, hooking, 17:04
Third period -- No scoring. Penalties -- Blake Lizotte, SCSU, tripping, :33; Fitzgerald, SCSU, elbowing, 7:49; Bench minor, UND, too many on ice, 10:06
Goalie saves -- UND: Cam Johnson 9-3-3 -- 15; SCSU: David Hrenak 9-14-11 -- 34
Penalties-minutes -- UND 2-4, SCSU 3-6
Power plays -- UND 0-3, SCSU 1-2
Attendance -- 5,676
Referees -- Tom Sterns and Andy Thackaberry