Friday Recap - St. Cloud State

The University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs ended their 7 game winless streak and achieved their first WCHA win this year beating the St. Cloud State Huskies 2-1 at Amsoil Arena in Duluth.


As a Bulldog fan I almost forgot what it feels like to win it's been so long.  Literally.  The last win was against Notre Dame on October 18th and it's been hard to watch since.  But tonight is a much different story.  Unfortunately I wasn't able to watch, just listen, but as radio man Bruce Ciskie made it sound, it must have been an awesome game.

(Photo: UMD Athletics)

First period went a little something like this...  Aaron Crandall got the start for the Bulldogs and played pretty well as it sounded.  But Kalle Kossila scored his 5th goal of the year for the St. Cloud State Huskies putting them ahead 1-0.  Caleb Herbert found the box twice in the 1st period both for interference which ended up being the only penalties of the period.  The buzzer sounded and SCSU topped the Bulldogs in shots 11-6.

In the second period the Dogs found a little bit of energy.  Both Dan DeLisle and Mike Seidel found themselves in the box for 2 minute minors, which believe it or not, was the last penalties the Dogs were called on all game.  With 3:40 left in the 2nd period, Tony Cameranesi was able to put one by SCSU goalie Ryan Faragher to tie the game 1-1.  Both Mike Seidel and Austin Farley tallied assists for the goal.

The third period fired up and just under 3 minutes in, Jarrod Rabey took a penalty that gave the dogs their first power play of the night which allowed defenseman Wade Bergman to blast his first goal of the season.  Assists went to Tony Cameranesi and Andy Welinski and the Bulldogs took the lead 2-1.  The Huskies had a little trouble staying out of the box this period with 4 penalties and 8 total minutes of power play for the Bulldogs, which continues to prove the point that teams play dirty against the Dogs. In the last few minutes of the game, tUMD went on a 5x3, then as soon as it was 5x4 SCSU pulled their goalie to try and tie it up but couldn't.  The Bulldogs win the game 2-1.

The Dogs are finally finding some traction to their play.  A good, solid win over a nationally ranked team is a good way to do it too.  Keep in mind that #2 Denver's only loss came to St. Cloud IN Denver where the Huskies not only beat them, but shut them out.  2 points is a good start to the weekend and hopefully the Dogs can play even better tomorrow.

Scoring for the night:
Tony Cameranesi  1-1-2
Wade Bergman  1-0-1
Mike Seidel  0-1-1
Austin Farley  0-1-1
Andy Welinski  0-1-1

Kalle Kossila  1-0-1
Andrew Prochno  0-1-1
Cory Thorson  0-1-1

A. Crandall  27/28

Faragher  27/29

See ya tomorrow at Amsoil!!  and always...