Jan. 24, 2009

Courtesy of St. Cloud State

Colorado Springs, Colo. - For just the second time this season, the St. Cloud State University men's hockey team (12-11-2, 7-9-1 WCHA) was forced into an overtime session.  Like the Huskies' earlier OT game against Maine at the Florida College Hockey Classic on Dec. 28, SCSU and host Colorado College (13-8-6, 9-7-3 WCHA) finished with a 4-4 tie at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Jan. 23.


The Huskies earned the tie against #13 Colorado College with an electric third period comeback capped by a pair of goals from sophomore forward Garrett Roe (Vienna, Va.), which offset a 4-2 CC lead in the third period.


SCSU charted a 1-0 lead in the first period with a power play marker by junior defender Garrett Raboin (Detroit Lakes), who blasted an unassisted power play goal past CC's Richard Bachman.  Raboin took advantage of a screen play to score from the top of the circle on the play at 9:51 of the first.


In the second stanza, CC's Eric Walsky made it 1-1 with a goal at 8:26.  Brian Connelly and Cody Lampl each had assists on the play.  CC made it 2-1 with a goal by Matt Overman at 12:11.  Scott McCulloch and Walsky had assists on the goal.


SCSU replied with a goal by junior forward Ryan Lasch (Lake Forest, Calif.), who scored his 11th tally of the season at 13:05 of the second period.  Rookie Jordy Christian (Moorhead) and Raboin each had assists on the play.  The goal was Lasch's 120th career point at SCSU.


To end the second period scoring, CC's Connelly scored at 14:24 with power play assists from Steve Schultz and Gabe Guentzel.  The Tigers extended their lead to 4-2 at :28 of the final period with an unassisted goal by Bill Sweatt.


At 4:58 of the third period, Roe fired up the comeback train with his 12th goal of the season.  Freshman Travis Novak (Lethbridge) and sophomore Aaron Marvin (Warroad) each had assists on the goal.  For Marvin, this marked his sixth consecutive game with a point for the Huskies.


Roe then tied the contest at 4-4 with his 13th goal of the season at 9:45 of the third period.  Raboin and freshman Drew LeBlanc (Hermantown) each had power play assists on the play.  Roe continues to lead the Huskies this season with 13 goals, 20 assists and 33 points.


In the game, SCSU owned a slim lead in the shot totals at 31-30.  SCSU junior goalie Jase Weslosky (St. Albert, Alberta) had 26 saves in the game and Bachman had 27 saves for CC.  On the power play, SCSU was 2-of-6 and CC was 1-of-4.


SCSU and CC will tangle against on Saturday, Jan. 24, with an 8:07 p.m. game at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo.  Fans can listen live on KCML FM 99.9 (www.lite999.com) and they can also watch the game live on the web through the B2 Networks (www.stcloudstate.edu).