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Denver Athletics | February 25, 2017

No. 1 Denver defeats St. Cloud State in OT thriller

  The Denver men's hockey team took down No. 18 St. Cloud State in a wild overtime affair, 4-3.

The No. 1 DU Pioneers reclaimed First Place in the NCHC Standings in dramatic fashion on Friday night, defeating the No. 18 SCSU Huskies 4-3 in overtime to capture their eighth consecutive victory at Magness Arena. Denver now leads second place Minnesota-Duluth by one point with one game in hand in the race for the Penrose Cup.

“This was a great college hockey game,” Denver head coach Jim Montgomery said following Friday’s hard-fought home win. “There was a lot of emotion from both sides, several momentum swings and some really terrific end-to-end action. We showed great resolve after they tied the game up late in regulation and stepped up our game from that point on, dominating the last couple minutes of the third and overtime where our best players took over and won the game for us. The Huskies are a strong, well-coached team and we know we’ll get their best again on Saturday so we’ll have to be very good again as well if we want to complete the sweep.”

Anaheim Ducks prospect Troy Terry (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) gave Denver an early 1-0 lead on Friday, burying a picture-perfect feed from linemate Henrik Borgström (Helsinki, Finland) in the fourth minute of play to register the 15th goal of his sophomore season. St. Cloud State then struck twice in quick succession to take a 2-1 lead, but San Jose Sharks prospect Dylan Gambrell (Bonney Lake, Wash.) tied things up at two apiece by netting his 10th tally of the season at the 12:05 mark of the opening frame.    

Gambrell scored his second goal of the game early in the second period to put DU up 3-2, carrying the puck into Huskies territory and beating SCSU goaltender Jeff Smith on a nifty backhand shot. An equalizing goal by Buffalo Sabres prospect Judd Peterson with 2:22 remaining in regulation then necessitated an overtime period from which Denver emerged victorious thanks to the heroics of Borgström, who took a pass from Terry on the fly in the slot and beat Smith on a well-placed wrist shot to make the 16th goal of his freshman season of the skate-off variety.

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