The St. Cloud State men's hockey team defeated Minnesota State 4-0 in Fargo in the opening round of the NCAA tournament in Fargo, North Dakota Thursday.  The Huskies scored a pair of goals in the 2nd period and added 2 more in the 3rd including an empty netter.

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Grant Cruikshank and Veeti Miettinen each scored a goal and added an assist for the Huskies, Jack Peart and Zach Okabe each scored a goal for St. Cloud State. Jaxon Castor had 34 saves to earn his 2nd straight shutout. Minnesota State outshot St. Cloud State 34-20.

SCSU improves to 25-12-3 and will play top seeded Minnesota Saturday night in Fargo at 5:30 p.m.  The Gophers beat Canisius 9-2 Thursday night.


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