Saturday lines: Colorado College at St. Cloud State

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LW-C-RW

Skalbeck-Schwartz-Rapuzzi

Krushelnyski-Winkler-Taft

Fejes-Bradley-Hamburg

Maric-Collett-Hanson

LD-RD

Stoykewych-Boivin

Marciano-McDermott

Young-King

Goalies — Thorimbert, Howe.

St. Cloud State

LW-C-RW

Kossila – LeBLanc – Brodzinski;

Hanowski – Dowd – Morley;

Murray – Thorson – Holka;

Oliver – Rehkamp – Milan

LD-RD

Prochno – Jensen;

Gravel – Prow;

Daly – Johnson;

Goalie — Ryan Farahger (9-6-0, 2.47 GAA, .910 Sv %)

Saturday reading: UND, Eveland, UNO-MSU, game notes, Duluth

UND Grimaldi actionA bored NHL writer for Sports Illustrated found himself in Hockey Shangri-La when he went to Grand Forks.  Whatever you think of North Dakota, fans of other teams, his description of the vibe at the Ralph is spot on. This is definitely an article worth a click.

Here is more on UND’s 6-1 win at Michigan Tech and on Minnesota State’s 6-3 win at Nebraska Omaha.

Here is a feature on retired Tigers player Dakota Eveland and the game story on CC’s road loss.

The Miami goalie tandem is profiled.

It was a strange reunion for former UNO assistant, now MSU head coach Mike Hastings, and former MSU head coach, now UNO assistant Troy Jutting on Friday.

Minnesota Duluth 5, Alaska-Anchorage 1

ANCHORAGE — Sophomore defenseman Chris Casto (his first of the season) and freshman forward Tony Cameranesi each scored two goals to lead Minnesota Duluth to a 5-1 win against Alaska Anchorage late Friday night at Sullivan Arena.

Bradley goal puts Tigers ahead 2-1 entering third

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Colorado College freshman Cody Bradley scored his first goal as a Tiger with 5:04 remaining to give CC a short-lived 2-0 lead over St. Cloud State during the second period.

The host Huskies (9-7, 7-5 WCHA) would score off a rebound 33 seconds later to make it 2-1 entering the third period. SCSU will have 1:31 left on a power play to start the final frame after having most of a power play to start the second earlier in the game.

Tiger senior captain William Rapuzzi scored on a shorthanded breakaway with 3:29 left in the first period during a delayed St. Cloud State penalty to stake the visiting Tigers to a 1-0 lead.

CC sophomore defenseman Peter Stoykewych controlled the puck and drew a penalty on SCSU captain Ben Hanowski, passing to freshman right wing Jared Hanson, who sent the puck to Rapuzzi, who scored his 10th of the season. It was Hanson’s first assist as a Tiger.

Notes

Saturday’s game will be broadcast regionally on Altitude TV and starts at 6 p.m. Mountain. Its programming is available to Comcast subscribers on cable channels 54 in Colorado Springs, 63 in Pueblo and 25 in Metro Denver, as well as nationally via DirecTV (681) and DISH Network (410).  For cable coverage in other areas, please check your local listings or go to: www.altitude.tv/zipcodesearch

Updated Friday’s lines: CC at SCSU

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Skalbeck-Schwartz-Rapuzzi

Krushelnyski-Winkler-Taft

Fejes-Bradley-Hamburg

Maric-Collett-Hanson

LD-RD

Stoykewych-Boivin

Marciano-McDermott

Young-King

Goalies — Howe, Thorimbert

SCSU

LW-C-RW

Kossila-LeBlanc-Brodzinski;

Hanowski-Dowd-Morley;

Oliver-Thorson-Bertsch;

Milan-Murray-Holka

LD-RD

Prochno/Jensen;

Gravel/Prow;

Daly/Johnson

Goalie — Faragher

CC at St. Cloud State preview

CC Alexander Krushelnyski roadHere is part of a preview I wrote earlier this week.

Colorado College (8-8-2, 5-4-1 WCHA) at No. 17 St. Cloud State (9-7-0, 7-5-0) 7:37 p.m. Central Friday, 7:07 p.m. Saturday

The Tigers’ run of five weekends in a row against ranked opponents continues this Friday through Saturday in Minnesota. The league’s 11th-rated scoring defense (3.50 goals) is balanced out by CC’s potent offense (league-best 3.61 goals), although the Tigers start out slow with 51 of the team’s 65 goals coming in the second and third period.

“We just need to keep getting better,” said Tigers head coach Scott Owens. “Our 5-on-5 scoring has been good which is better than it has been the past three years.”

CC senior Rylan Schwartz is tied for the WCHA scoring lead with 24 points while senior captain William Rapuzzi is tied for third with 22 points (13 assists). Tigers senior Scott Winkler has 20 points and is tied with Schwartz and two others with a league-high 10 goals.  Junior Alexander Krushelnyski now has 19 points (11 assists), good for a tie for eighth on the WCHA point scoring list with two others.

They face a team that is every bit as good as the higher-ranked opponents CC has faced, Owens said.

“And it is at their home which only makes it tougher,” Owens added. “They have two top lines that are as strong as anyone’s. You knew they would be good coming into the season with (Drew) LeBlanc back. Their defensive corps is underrated, led by one of the league’s best in Nick Jensen, and they have had good goaltending. They are going to be good as always.”

SCSU Nick JensenThe Huskies are paced by senior LeBlanc’s 21 points (team-high 16 assists) and 20 points (12 assists) from junior Nic Dowd. Freshman Kalle Kossila has 13 points (eight goals) while junior defenseman Jensen has 12 points, with his first goal of the season last weekend.

Senior Ben Hanowski has 11 points (seven assists) while freshman David Morley has 10 points (four goals, including his first hat trick last Friday). Sophomore goalie Ryan Faragher is 8-6-0 with a 2.44 goals against mark and a .912 saves percentage.

More Saturday morning reading: CC at Wisconsin, BU at North Dakota, St. Cloud State at Denver, Hits to the head videos

The local daily sent a reporter to Madison (well done, Gazette) and here is what he wrote on Friday’s OT win.

Congrats to Eammon McDermott for recording three assists. Here is the CC athletics’ game story. Charlie Taft is interviewed thanks to his father’s Wisconsin connections by the Wisconsin State Journal.

Here is the Grand Forks Herald game story on No. 5 North Dakota’s 4-2 home win over No. 12 Boston University and a column on walk-on Connor Gaarder, who scored a hat trick. A walk-on getting a hat trick? Only a program like North Dakota can get talent like that without a scholarship. Here are other notes and links.

The St. Cloud Times had a good-sized writeup on the Huskies’ 3-0 road win over No. 3 Denver.

Here is a column on Friday night’s hits to the head with video available.

More Sunday reading: Benik, Kerdiles, Denver, Mankato, UAA

St. Cloud State freshman Joey Benik, pictured,suffered a broken leg during the first hour of official practice on Saturday. Here are some more details.

Wisconsin freshman Nic Kerdiles was held out of Saturday’s exhibition win over questions concerning his NCAA eligibility.

Here are more details and reaction from the Denver-British Columbia exhibition tie.

Here is a look at Mankato coach Mike Hastingsjourney to the head coaching job at Minnesota State.

Alaska Anchorage 3, Regina 1

Sophomore defenseman Austin Coldwell had a goal and an assist to help lift Alaska Anchorage to a 3-1 exhibition win against Regina on Saturday night at the Harry J. McDonald Center.