Two polls and a computer formula have spoken: Men’s Huskies Hockey is the nation’s best collegiate team.
The unanimous appraisals come on the heels of the Huskies’ Nov. 3-4 sweep of No. 8 University of Minnesota-Duluth and weekend losses by former No. 1 University of Denver.
St. Cloud State (7-0) boasts a potent combination of roster depth, stout defense and prolific offense.
Five players scored in Friday’s 5-3 win, including a game-winner by frosh forward Easton Brodzinski (Blaine).
Five players scored Saturday, a 5-0 shutout that saw frosh netminder David Hrenak (Povazska Bystrica, Slovakia) stop 29 shots and junior forward Robby Jackson (Alameda, California) score a shorthanded goal.
The Huskies lead the nation in offense, averaging 4.71 goals-per-game. Team defense is sixth-ranked, allowing 1.86 goals-per-game.
The PairWise Ranking mimics the method used by the NCAA Selection Committee to determine participants for the NCAA Division I men’s hockey tournament. Game-by-game results by 60 NCAA Division I teams are compared.
St. Cloud State returns to action Nov. 10-11 with roads games against the University of Denver. Follow the games on 96.7 The River.
The next home series is Nov. 17-18 against Colorado College.