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St. Cloud State wins big over Denver men’s hockey in Game 1

St. Cloud State wins big over Denver men's hockey in Game 1

4:05 am, January 21, 2023

No. 4 St. Cloud State downs No. 3 Denver with a 7-3 victory in Game 1, outscoring the Pioneers 6-2 over the final two periods of action.

4:03 am, January 21, 2023

Mason Salquist gets his first of the season, sending one into the empty net from the top of the defensive zone to extend it to 7-3. 

3:47 am, January 21, 2023

St. Cloud State extends it to 6-3 in the back half of the third period.

Dylan Anhorn drew defenders over to him as he drove down the wall, leaving Grant Cruikshank open in the slot, who buried the feed with a quick one-timer.

3:30 am, January 21, 2023

3:16 am, January 21, 2023

After a raucous middle stanza, St. Cloud State leads Denver, 5-3.

The second period saw six goals between the two sides. Shots on goal were 14-11 in favor of the Huskies for the period. They also lead 24-22 for the game as a whole.

SCSU goaltender Domenic Basse came up with a pair of big shorthanded breakaway saves on Denver in the final moments of the period.

3:03 am, January 21, 2023

Shortly after Denver pulled back within one, Veeti Miettinen restores St. Cloud State’s two-goal lead with a power play goal to make it 5-3. 

Miettinen skated in from the point and fired a wrist shot from the top of the left circle, picking the top right corner. 

3:00 am, January 21, 2023

Just 45 seconds after SCSU took a 4-2 lead, Denver cuts it to 4-3.

Brett Edwards gets his first of the year with a slap shot from the bottom of the left circle on a big rebound from Mike Benning’s dump-in.

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