No. 11 Huskies head to No. 14 St. Cloud State

Mercedes Espina  m.espina@northeastern.edu.

BOSTON – The No. 11 Northeastern men’s hockey team (3-0-1, 1-0-0 Hockey East) heads to the Midwest for a two-game series against the No. 14 St. Cloud State Huskies (0-0-2, 0-0-0 NCHC) this weekend. Northeastern is set to open the series on Friday, Oct. 25 at 8:30 p.m. ET, before returning to the ice on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. ET.

THREE THINGS TO KNOW
Battle for Top Dog – The Huskies head to Minnesota this weekend for a two-game series against the St. Cloud State Huskies. Last season, the Huskies met on the ice for just the second time in program history, when Northeastern pulled off the 3-2 upset over St. Cloud State in Matthews Arena.

Heading into the weekend, St. Cloud State is looking for their first win of the season after opening up the 2019-20 slate with back-to-back ties against Bemidji State. Returning Huskies Sam Hentges and Jack Poehling lead St. Cloud State in points to start the season, with each posting three points across two games.

Top of the Leaderboard – Zach Solow and Jordan Harris have kicked off the 2019-20 campaign on a hot streak, posting points in each of the Huskies’ first four games this season. Solow has recorded one goal and three assists so far. Most recently, the Naples, Fla.-native recorded an assist on Tyler Madden’s power-play goal on Saturday night against Holy Cross. Harris, a sophomore defenseman, has posted two goals and two assists thus far, including one goal off a penalty shot against No. 3 Massachusetts last week.

Ty-ed Up – In last Saturday’s contest against the Holy Cross Crusaders, sophomore Tyler Madden led the scoring charge for the Huskies with two goals. After the Crusaders took the 1-0 lead in the second period, Madden struck on the power play opportunity, marking his first goal of the season. Just over a minute into the third, the Deerfield Beach, Fla.-native struck once more off the pass from Matt Filipe. Despite the sophomore’s scoring efforts, however, the Huskies finished in a 2-2 deadlock with the Crusaders.