SCSU Men’s Hockey Skates to 1-1 Tie vs. Denver
The #1 St. Cloud State Men's Hockey team (20-6-5) officially skated to a 1-1 tie against #4 University of Denver (17-7-7) Friday night in St. Cloud -- before Denver scored in the 3-on-3 overtime to earn an extra point in the NCHC standings.
The game was tied 0-0 at the end of the first period. SCSU's only goal of the game in the second period from Blake Lizotte (6) -- leaving the Huskies up 1-0 after two. Denver tied things up in the third period forcing overtime.
NCAA rules call for a single 5-on-5 overtime period, but leave conferences the ability to add an additional 3-on-3 OT session, followed by a shootout. The NCAA officially recognizes any game tied after the initial 5-on-5 OT as a tie, but the NCHC can (and deos) award standings points for winning the game in the 3-on-3 overtime or in the shootout.
Game two of the weekend series is tonight at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud with the puck set to drop at 7:00 (TV: Fox Sports North, Radio: KZRV 96.7 FM).