– No. 1 St. Cloud State built a four-goal lead and held off the Omaha hockey team down the stretch, winning 4-1 on Friday night at Baxter Arena.
The Mavericks fell to 9-18-2 overall and 5-13-1-0/1 in the NCHC. They have lost all three games to the Huskies in the season series. SCSU improved to 22-4-3 overall and 14-2-3-1/1 in the conference.
St. Cloud State opened the scoring at 3:41 of the first period when Brendan Bushy picked off a clearing attempt and fed Sam Hentges for a back-door goal, his seventh of the year.
The Huskies doubled their lead on a power play at 17:03. Ryan Poehling fired home a pass from Blake Lizotte, making it 2-0 after one.
The lead grew in the second for St. Cloud State with goals from Nick Poehling and another from Ryan Poehling to make it 4-0.