Gameday Final: SCSU 3, UND 1

TONIGHT’S VIEWING: Charter Cable locally. Webcast available here. No, it is not on DirecTV. Lineup notes: UND goes with the same lineup. St. Cloud State scratches David Morley and Joe Rehkamp up front for Garrett Milan and Joey Holka. Huskies go with Brandon Burrell for Jarrod Rabey on D on Senior Day.

First period

UND 1, St. Cloud State 0 — Rocco Grimaldi 14:17 (sh). Grimaldi stole the puck from Prow at the point and skated in on a breakaway. Grimaldi tries to shoot five-hole and Faragher makes the save, but Grimaldi picks up the rebound and scores a shorthanded goal.

UND 1, SCSU 1 — Joey Benik (Kalle Kossila, Jonny Brodzinski) 15:44. Right as the power play expires, Kossila finds Benik with a cross-crease pass and Benik one-times it into the open side of the net before Gothberg can get over.

Second period

SCSU 2, UND 1 — Cory Thorson (Tim Daly) 18:55. UND entered the zone on a rush but turned the puck over and Thorson took it the other way on a one-on-one against Simpson. He cuts from the right circle across the slot and shoots high glove to give the Huskies the lead.

Third period

SCSU 3, UND 1 — Kevin Gravel 19:51 (en). Graven launches one from his own zone into the empty net to seal the win for SCSU.

UND’s lines

9 Drake Caggiula–16 Mark MacMillan–15 Michael Parks
28 Stephane Pattyn–19 Rocco Grimaldi–27 Luke Johnson
21 Brendan O’Donnell–13 Connor Gaarder–11 Derek Rodwell
25 Mitch MacMillan–29 Bryn Chyzyk–17 Colten St. Clair

5 Nick Mattson–6 Paul LaDue
18 Dillon Simpson–24 Jordan Schmaltz
4 Keaton Thompson–2 Troy Stecher

31 Zane Gothberg
33 Clarke Saunders

SCSU’s lines

9 Joey Benik–26 Nic Dowd–16 Jimmy Murray
10 Ryan Papa–11 Kalle Kossila–22 Jonny Brodzinski
27 Nick Oliver–8 Cory Thorson–21 Brooks Bertsch
18 Garrett Milan–6 Daniel Tedesco–17 Joey Holka

15 Niklas Nevalainen–12 Ethan Prow
7 Kevin Gravel–40 Tim Daly
19 Ben Storm–20 Brandon Burrell

29 Ryan Faragher
35 Charlie Lindgren
33 Joseph Phillippi

9 Responses

  1. Sioux Fan

    If you’re down in the cities and have Xfinity, the game should be on channel 999.

    Let’s go Sioux!

  2. Sioux4ever

    The guys looked a little flat footed and slower tonight. Hard to get down, though, when only losing 3 games in the last 19. Finish strong guys! GO SIOUX!

  3. Sparky

    Didn’t see the game. Flat footed, tired, fatigued….I did not know this happened at this time of the year? How are they to make their way through the NT if they are tired on a Saturday night? Are there some extenuating circumstances that accounts for the entire team being “tired”? Being a little cynical here, but seriously, how can this be an issue at this time of year?
    Conversely, Friday’s game was one of the best games I have seen UND play in some time….the forwards were fast, pesky and opportunistic. The D looks much better and stands up at the blue line much, much better than before….glad that was addressed.

    1. SiouxperKev

      I couldn’t agree more. I didn’t see the game either but did listen on line. Obviously we played a tough, skillful team in St. Cloud, but these boys had a chance to GUARNATEE their name being on that cup Saturday night as at least Co-champs. And to play like that is hard to comprehend.

  4. Curt

    I did feel as though the Sioux were tired, they played well and I think they may have out shot St Cloud. I think the big difference was that St. Cloud played a much better game than they did Friday, maybe they were more inspired with it being senior night. Sioux seemed to have one of those nights where the puck just wouldn’t end up in the back of the net. Looking forward to next weekend!!! Go Fighting Sioux!

    1. Sioux4Ever

      Very true. Seems like St. Cloud did a good job at keeping us to the outside and cut us down on quality chances.

  5. Ryan

    I was at the game and we played well but I agree we lacked the killer instinct we needed to win the Cup. That being said Motz runs a really disciplined team and I think our penalties hurt us the most. I would also think Gothberg might have wanted the GWG back and that could have easily been the difference. So all in all not playing our best game but being in it till the final horn on the road isn’t a bad sign.

  6. Icebox Sioux fan

    To lose 3-1 with ENG to the 5th ranked team in the country on the road in their house with what they too had at stake? Pretty big game for SCSU too and their well coached squad as well. Let’s just say SCSU needed it worse than UND did

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