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College Hockey:
No. 9 St. Cloud Hangs On Over Alaska-Anchorage

— St. Cloud State skated to a 3-1 win over Alaska-Anchorage pushing SCSU’s record to
12-4-1 overall and 7-4-0 and dropping UAA to 5-9-1, 3-7-1 WCHA.

SCSU’s Jon Culen, who owns a seven-game scoring streak, charted his third game winning goal of the season at 8:37 of the second period with assists from Matt Hendricks and Keith Anderson. The goal came after Mark Hartigan opened SCSU’s attack with his 12th goal of the season at 14:50 of the first period.

Matt Shasby posted UAA’s lone goal at 10:59 of the second period before Tyler Arnason iced the game with a goal at 19:04 of the third. Goalie Scott Meyer gained an assist on the goal, his second of the 2000-01 season.

Meyer was the goalie of record in the game with 22 saves, while Chris King had 20 saves for UAA. In the game, SCSU and UAA both had 23 shots on goal.

The two teams will square off again on Dec. 16, at 7:05 p.m. in St. Cloud.

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  • Typical North Dakota Troll

    But Yale hasn’t played anyone! They play in the EZAC! Have they ever been to the Frozen Four? Do they have SEVEN titles?!?!?

    • UNDalumCHITOWN

      no, but they did lose to st. lawrence tonight to go 2-3 in their last 5 against weak opponents (minus union)

      • Anonymous

        *Waving bye to Yale*

      • Just askin

        What does losing to St. Lawrence have to do with the Hobey Baker Award?

        • UNDalumCHITOWN

          I was just replying to the “Typical North Dakota Troll” comment which also had nothing to do with the article. My apologies for taking the topic off track.

          • Just askin

            You probably should have just kept your mouth shut because by taking the bait you revealed what everyone already knew. Some of you have become highly obsessive about Yale.

          • UNDalumCHITOWN

            Wow. I’m not even going to dignify that with a response. Theres a difference between obsessive and speculative. Get a grip homer.

          • Just askin

            That makes no sense.

          • UNDalumCHITOWN

            Wouldn’t expect you to understand. You said some of us have become obsessive about Yale. I disagreed and said there is a difference between obsessing over Yale and being speculative of their performance this season. I can bring in a 3rd grader and have him explain it to you if need be. Let me know.

          • Just askin

            I knew you’d come back with this sort of bs. What I meant was what is “speculative” about your very first reply on this thread? Here, I’ll quote you so you remember:

            no, but they did lose to st. lawrence tonight to go 2-3 in their last 5 against weak opponents (minus union)

            That’s not speculative. That’s stating facts about what has already happened. In fact, nothing you posted in the past two months has been “speculative”. And yeah, you’re obsessed with Yale. You and UNDNorthStars show up in the comments to every article about Yale and ECAC.

  • Fanforum

    18th in ppg.. not a chance at winning the hobey. how about an article about polachek as the ezac’s only shot at the award.

    • UNDalumCHITOWN

      i agree. polachek should be considered

      • Elliot Olshansky

        I’ll be watching Mr. Polacek this afternoon against Cornell on the NHL Network, and will comment afterwards.

  • Guest

    Yale is first in the Pairwise Rankings. First in RPI. Say what you want about a weak schedule, but those two rankings factor in your opponents and Yale sits at the top.

    • bored to tears

      And they were number one in KRACH for a long time. The UND trolls were asked repeatedly to outline some alternate criteria or Strength of Schedule threshold that must be met for a team to be at or near the top of the polls. None of them answered. It was pointed out that a few weeks ago (when BC took over the top spot in the poll) that Yale’s KRACH SOS was about 27th while BC was about 20. Apparently 20 didn’t bother them as much as 27 did but I can only assume this is true because again, none of them bothered to reply. Now they seem to have moved on to bashing Merrimack and by extension BC be arguing that the bottom five teams in Hockey East are weak. Again, it completely avoids the question of just how good your SOS needs to be to satisfy them. Of course, they never say it outright but it is implied that they think they are the best by virtue of their record and SOS.