SCSU Tops North Dakota In Inaugural NCHC Contest
The St. Cloud State Huskies topped North Dakota 3-2 Friday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks. The game was the first for the Huskies in the newly formed National Collegiate Hockey Conference.
North Dakota took an early lead with Drake Caggiula scoring at 3:02 of the first period. UND outshot SCSU 10-8 in the opening period.
Neither team scored in the second period, with shots even at ten apiece for the period.
The Huskies scored a pair of goals within the first five minutes of the third period to take a 2-1 lead. Defenseman Kevin Gravel scored at the 2:36 mark, and Kalle Kossila notched a goal at 4:32.
Andrew Prochno scored for SCSU to make the score 3-1 at 12:36, then held off UND after Mark MacMillan scored with just under five minutes remaining in regulation.