The #1 St. Cloud State Men's Hockey team (22-6-6) overcame a two goal deficit to earn a 2-2 tie at #13 North Dakota (14-12-10) Saturday night in Grand Forks -- bringing the regular season to an end.

SCSU trailed 0-2 heading into the third period, before the Huskies rallied to force overtime with goals from Ryan Poehling (12), and Jacob Benson (8). The two teams then fought through the five-on-five overtime period with no goals scored, so the game officially goes down as a tie.


North Dakota went on to score a goal at 4:14 of the three-on-three OT to earn the extra points in the NCHC standings.

Final 2017-18 NCHC Standings

Now it's on to the postseason, and the Huskies will host Miami University (Ohio) in the first round of the NCHC playoffs this Friday, Saturday, and if necessary Sunday at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. All three games will be aired on KZRV 96.7 FM.

NCHC First Round Best-of-3 Series

  • FRI 3/9:  St. Cloud State vs. Miami (Ohio) -- 7:37 PM
  • SAT 3/10:  St. Cloud State vs. Miami (Ohio) -- 7:07 PM
  • SUN 3/11:  St. Cloud State vs. Miami (Ohio) -- 7:07 PM (if necessary)

The winner of the series will advance to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff March 16th & 17th at the Xcel Energy center in St. Paul.

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