St. Cloud State Huskies and Minnesota Golden Gophers are set to take on each other in the division I Fargo regional final on Saturday, March 25, with Frozen Four Spot on the line. Talking about St. Cloud State (25-12-3), they had an exceptional regular season and finished as the no. 6 team in the nation. They have progressed to the regional finals for the sixth time in program history after defeating Minnesota State by 4-0 in the opening round.
St. Cloud State Huskies vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey TV Channel
- Venue: Scheels Arena, Fargo, ND
- Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023
- Start Time: 5:30 pm CT / 6:30 pm ET
- TV Channel: ESPN U
In their 4-0 win, senior goalie Jaxon Castor recorded a 34-save shutout and became the first-ever Husky goaltender in the program history to record a shutout in an NCAA Tournament game. Moreover, he became the first St. Cloud State goaltender to record consecutive shutouts since Charlie Lindgren shutout 4-0 and 3-0 on October 16-17, 2015.
St. Cloud State Huskies vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Men’s Ice Hockey Live Online
St. Cloud State Huskies vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Men’s Ice Hockey Final live stream the game through the following streaming services and TV channels:
- United States: ESPNU
- Canada: TSN+
St. Cloud State Huskies vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Game Preview
St. Cloud State have caused havoc in the tournament with its tough defensive structure and excellent scoring touch. In the first-round win, despite being outshot 34-21 and three or more shots in each period, Cloud State scored two goals in the second and third periods and won the fixture.
Veeti Miettinen (12th of the season) and Jack Peart (the third of the season) scored goals in the second period for St. Cloud State. Then in the third period, senior forward Zach Okabe scored his 18th goal of the season and graduated forward Grant Cruikshank scored his 23rd goal, maintaining his brilliant goal-scoring form this season.
On the other hand, top-seed Golden Gophers (27-9-1) hammered No. 4 Canisius by 9-2 in the first round and will face St. Cloud State in the regional final.
Gophers started the game slowly and were behind by 2-1 at 3:23 in the second half; however, they scored six in the third period, thanks to a hat-trick by Bryce Brodzinski and one goal each from Jimmy Snuggerud, Brody Lamb and Mason Nevers. Gophers’ nine goals are tied for the second in an NCAA Tournament game.
Minnesota got points from 14 different players, with seven of them with multiple points. Youngsters Connor Kurth and Brody Lamb played their first multi-point game.
Brodzinski recorded his first four-point performance, Logan Cooley registered three assists and moved to the second in the nation with 55 points. In the process, Cooley and Snuggerud extended their season-long point streaks to 14 and 11 games, respectively.