Monday in the WCHA: St. Cloud State gets welcomed home

St. Cloud State won the Midwest Regional title Sunday afternoon and got a hero’s welcome home Sunday night at the St. Cloud Airport.

The Huskies (25-15-1) defeated Miami of Ohio 4-1 at Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio, to gain entry to its first Frozen Four entry, and will face Quinnipiac (29-7-5) in the semifinals April 11 in Pittsburgh. The St. Cloud Times has a story on the welcome home celebration here.

Quinnipiac eliminated Union College 5-1 in the East Regional in Providence, R.I.

In the other Frozen Four semifinal, Yale (20-12-3) plays Massachusetts-Lowell (28-10-2).

Cory Thorson and Joey Benik each had a pair of goals to lead St. Cloud State past second seed Miami before 2,460 fans in Toledo. Ryan Faragher had 19 saves for the win. St. Cloud State led 22-21 in shots. Game stories from the St. Cloud Times here and here and the Oxford (Ohio) Press here and here and the Toledo Blade here and here.

Game stories from Quinnipiac’s win from the New Haven (Conn.) Register here and the Schenectady (N.Y.) Gazette here.

The Pittsburgh Tribune has capsules of the Frozen Four teams here.

SB Nation has some Frozen Four fun facts here.

A day after being eliminated in the Midwest Regional, Minnesota State-Mankato is looking to a bright future as noted in a Shane Frederick story in the Mankato Free Press here.

Regional Summaries Courtesy of College Hockey Stats.net

St. Cloud State    4 vs Miami              1  Box   
Union              1 vs Quinnipiac         5  Box

3 thoughts on “Monday in the WCHA: St. Cloud State gets welcomed home

  1. Interesting run by those huskies….

    Hey Kevin, what is going on for the search for the new AD? Are they looking overseas for the replacement?

  2. The News Tribune’s Jon Nowacki had an athletic director search update story last week. It looks as though six to eight candidates have been identified and will be interviewed with the hope of filling the position in April.

    • Thank you Kevin.

      A question, since men’s ice hockey is the largest revenue generator for the athletic department, why isn’t Sandelin one of the search committee members (maybe he is but his name was not mentioned)? I would think (and this does not work in academia because it makes total sense and is prudent) that he would be a key voice that one would want to hear from.

      With no disrespect to our other fine BULLDOG programs, our hockey program is the proverbial straw that stirs the drink!

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