St. Cloud, Minn. - The St. Cloud State men's hockey team (11-12-3, 7-9-2 WCHA) saw its 7-game unbeaten streak snapped on Jan. 29 with a 6-2 loss to Minnesota State University (11-11-6, 5-11-4 WCHA) at the National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minn.
MSU gained a 1-0 lead at 2:59 of the first period with a power play goal by Rylan Galiardi, as assists on the play were credited to Kurt Davis and Ben Youds.
The Mavericks charged to a 2-0 lead at :38 of the second period with a goal by Michael Dorr. Assists on that goal were added by Andrew Sackrison and Eriah Hayes. Less than a minute later, MSU notched the game winner when Chase Grant beat SCSU goalie Mike Lee (Roseau) to make it 3-0. John McInnis and Galiardi gained the assists on that goal.
MSU made it 4-0 later in the second period with a shorthanded goal by Joe Schiller with assists from Davis and Channing Boe.
The Huskies brought the home crowd to life in the final period as senior forward Aaron Marvin (Warroad) scored an even-strength goal against Minnesota State's Phil Cook at 1:50 of the third. He was assisted on the goal by sophomore forward Ben Hanowski and senior forward Brian Volpei (Burbank, Calif.). This was Marvin's fifth goal of the season and his first goal since he posted one against Bemidji State on Nov. 6.
The Huskies made it 4-2 at 3:43 of the third period when freshman forward Cam Reid (Delta, B.C.) scored on a rebound of a shot by junior forward Drew LeBlanc. The second assist on the play was credited to freshman forward Nick Jensen (Rogers). The goal was Reid's 8th of the season and it kept alive an 8-game point streak for Reid.
LeBlanc's assist was his team-leading 22nd helper of the season and it also kept alive an 8-game point streak. LeBlanc currently paces the Huskies with 10 goals, 22 assists and 32 points. LeBlanc's point and goal total this season are new career season-high's for LeBlanc.
The Husky rally was stopped at 13:17 of the third period with an even-strength goal by Sackrison. Assists on the goal were added by Adam Mueller and Hayes. The game ended with an empty net goal for MSU by Dorr at 18:22 of the final period. Mueller and Cook gained the assists on the ENG.
In the contest, MSU outshot the Huskies 37-31. A penalty-filled contest saw the Huskies go 1-of-10 on the power play, while MSU was 1-of-7. On the topic of penalties, MSU was called for 12 penalties in the game for 24 minutes of time in the box and SCSU had nine penalties for 18 minutes.
In the nets, Cook earned the victory with 29 saves and Lee was the goalie of record for SCSU with 17 saves in 31:01 of play. Senior goalie Dan Dunn (Oshawa, Ontario) replaced Lee in the nets and he made 14 saves in 28:12 minutes of play. Lee allowed four goals, while Dunn gave up one goal for the Huskies.
The Huskies will return to the ice on Feb. 4-5 for a pair of games at Nebraska Omaha. Fans can listen to the game live on KCML FM 99.9 (www.lite999.com) with Don Lyons making the call from Omaha, Neb.