On this day in UND hockey: Chay Genoway accepts Broadmoor Trophy after win over SCSU
Note: With no playoff hockey this season due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Herald is looking back at memorable moments from UND's past playoff runs on each date. On March 20, 2010, UND beat St. Cloud State 5-3 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five title game to start a string of three championships in three years.
UND played six games in nine days en route to win the 2010 Broadmoor Trophy as WCHA Final Five champs.
In the first round of the playoffs, UND played a big, emotional, three-game series against rival Minnesota in Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Then, UND advanced to the WCHA Final Five and attempted to become just the second team to win the Broadmoor Trophy having to win three games in three nights. All other winners -- outside one -- avoided the Thursday night play-in game.
But UND did it the hard way.
On Thursday, the then-Sioux beat Minnesota Duluth 2-0 on a shorthanded game-winner by Jason Gregoire with 7:38 left in the third period.
On Friday, UND beat MacNaugton Cup champion Denver 4-3 thanks to two goals and an assist from Evan Trupp. Denver had gone 4-0 vs. UND during the regular season.
On Saturday, it was a 5-3 win over St. Cloud State in a game where UND trailed 2-0 just 55 seconds in.
UND was leading 4-3 entering the third period when the physical toll of six games in nine days set in. It was evident that UND was completely out of gas.
Fortunately, Brad Eidsness played perhaps his best period in a UND uniform, turning away all 15 Husky shots while his teammates emptied the tank.
"I looked up at the clock somewhere around the eight- or nine-minute mark," Eidsness said. "Then, I took a look at our bench, and I had a feeling that I probably shouldn't let in another goal. They weren't going to be too happy with me if we had to go to overtime."
UND hung on and Matt Frattin iced the game with an empty-netter.
Memorably, captain Chay Genoway accepted the Broadmoor Trophy on behalf of the team in his street clothes.
Genoway suffered a concussion on Nov. 13, 2009 on a hit to the head by Husky forward Aaron Marvin. UND was 7-1-1 at the time. After Genoway went out, UND went 6-10-4 in its next 20 games.
However, on Feb. 13, UND got another crack at the Huskies and dismantled them 8-1, kicking off a huge run down the stretch. UND went 12-1 in a 13-game stretch that culminated with the Final Five title.
Trupp was named tournament MVP.
This title kicked off a three-year stretch where UND won the tournament wearing different colored jerseys each year.
The 2010 title came in the black jerseys.
The 2011 title came in the white jerseys.
The 2012 title came in the green jerseys on the final night UND wore the Sioux logo.
UND 5, St. Cloud State 3
First period -- 1. SCSU, Garrett Raboin 8 (Ryan Lasch) :40; 2. SCSU, David Eddy 11 (Drew LeBlanc, Tony Mosey) :55; 3. UND, Corban Knight 6 (Evan Trupp, Jason Gregoire) 5:59 (pp); 4. UND, Brad Malone 11 (Trupp, Brett Hextall) 17:06
Second period -- 5. UND, Danny Kristo 15 (Jake Marto, Knight) 5:22 (pp); 6. UND, Chris VandeVelde 16 (Ben Blood, Hextall) 6:05 (pp); 7. SCSU, Eddy 12 (Mosey, LeBlanc) 16:46
Third period -- 8. UND, Matt Frattin 10 (VandeVelde) 19:19 (en)
Goalie saves -- UND: Brad Eidsness 5-9-15--29; SCSU: Mike Lee 15-8-x -- 23 (4 GA), Dan Dunn x-x-5 -- 5 (0 GA)
Power plays -- UND 3-5, SCSU 0-5
Referees -- Derek Shepard and Marco Hunt