Apr 5, 2013 at 4:32 pm
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) – As the Huskies continue their run to the Frozen Four, we should take a moment to look back at the season and take a listen to the top five goals that got them here.
Some goals are pretty, some are not, but they all count. Alaska Anchorage isn't the easiest place to play; after all it is 3,105 miles away from the St. Cloud State campus. A game that started at 10:07pm local time, was a slow start for the Huskies, falling into a 3-0 hole. But they started chipping away, Johnny Brodzinski in the 2nd, then Jimmy Murray and David Morley to tie it at 3-3. That set up the mystery goal which was credited to Murray later on.
Coming off a disappointing sweep at the hands of Northern Michigan University, the Huskies were at a crossroads in the season. They returned home to take on Denver, a team that hadn't been swept by a WCHA team since November 14th and 15th in 2008. That streak ended emphatically when the Huskies beat down the Pioneers by a combined score of 10-3 including this break away from Nic Dowd.
After winning the regular season WCHA title, the Huskies had to wait and see if they would be included in the field of 16 come tournament time. Unfortunately for Notre Dame, the Huskies were slotted in as a four seed, taking on the CCHA tournament champion Fighting Irish. What happened next was an avalanche of scoring in the 2nd period, capped off by 2 on 1 with Jimmy Murray feeding Jonny Brodzinski for the 4-0 lead.
After missing the early part of the season with a leg injury, Joey Benik saved his best for the big stage. After scoring only 3 goals during the season, many people weren't expecting the freshman forward to be the main scoring option for the Huskies, but the stage didn't prove to be too big for the Andover product. He scored 4 goals on the weekend, including the first against Miami of Ohio.
Huskies entered the last weekend of the season only need two points to secure a WCHA championship. Late 3rd period, the Huskies and Badgers were knotted at 2, when Nick Jensen went end to end and gave the Huskies their first ever WCHA regular season Championship.
Listen in as the Huskies take on Quinnipiac, Thursday, April 11th at 5pm or join the viewing party at Boulder Tap House. Keep checking KNSIradio.com for more stories from your home of Husky Hockey, AM 1450 FM 103.3 KNSI.
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