|1st||4:09||STC||1-0||PP||Julia Tylke||Hannah Potrykus, Alyssa Erickson|
|1st||11:48||KOR||1-1||PP||Hee Won Kim||Su Yeon Eom, Ji Yeon Choi|
|1st||17:32||STC||2-1||EV||Brittney Anderson||Kayla Friesen, Janna Haeg|
|2nd||10:24||KOR||2-2||PP||Soojin Han||Jong Ah Park, Hee Won Kim|
|2nd||14:37||STC||3-2||PP||Hannah Potrykus||Julia Tylke, Brittney Anderson|
|3rd||16:47||STC||4-2||EV GW||Hallie Theodosopoulos||Brittney Anderson, Dana Rasmussen|
|3rd||19:23||KOR||3-4||EV EA||Jin Gyu Lee||Su Yeon Eom, Randi Heeso Griffin|
|St. Cloud State||2||1||1||4|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|St. Cloud State||18||11||10||39|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|St. Cloud State||2/5||2/4||0|
|Team Korea Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|So Jung Shin (L)||59:16||4||16||10||9||35|
|St. Cloud State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Emma Polusny (W)||20:00||1||0||0||5||5|
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -The Huskies' power play ruled the day as the St. Cloud State women's hockey team (0-0-0, 0-0-0 WCHA) utilized a pair of man advantage markers to edge the Korean National Team, 4-3, in a season-opening exhibition win on Friday.
Three Huskies registered multi-point outings in the victory, led by senior defender Brittney Anderson, who notched a goal and three points-including the set up for sophomore forward Hallie Theodosopoulos's third period tally which proved to be the game-winner.
"We have some things to learn from, but it was nice to score four goals," head coach Eric Rud said. "We thought we would be better up front and have more depth this season, so that was a positive."
Powering the SCSU effort was its man advantage. After ranking No. 8 in the WCHA at 7.7 percent on the power play last season, the Huskies went two-for-five against Korea, giving Rud reason for confidence heading into the regular season.
"We're cautiously optimistic that we can put together a better power play than we have had in the past," he said. "Getting a couple of goals with the advantage was nice."
Junior forwards Julia Tylke and Hannah Potrykus each scored power play goals, which broke 0-0 and 2-2 deadlocks, respectively, and set up the each other's tally to finish with two points a piece on the night.
Though SCSU never trailed in the contest, it did have to play resilient after Korea capitalized on its chances to twice equal the score. The Koreans took advantage of a pair of miscues by the Huskies' penalty kill to go a perfect two-for-two on their power play opportunities-goals that tied the game at one and two ahead of Anderson and Potrykus's markers.
Korea drew within one, 4-3, with its goaltender pulled with under a minute to play in the game, but Theodosopoulos's debut goal just under three minutes earlier held up to start the Huskies' season off on a winning note.
St. Cloud State opens the 2017-18 regular season on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30 against Connecticut. Puck drop is scheduled for 6:07 p.m. on Friday and 3:07 p.m. on Saturday. Fans can purchase tickets at scsutickets.com. SCSU students with a valid university ID, youth ages 18 and under and men's hockey season ticket holders receive free admission to all women's hockey home games.