There’s not much to say about this one. St. Cloud State is the third-ranked team in the country, and UAH is struggling. It all came together for a 10-0 win for Huntsville native Nic Dowd and his Huskies on Friday night.
Dowd scored twice as the Chargers tied the record for the worst home defeat in the program’s history. Colgate beat UAH 12-2 at the Von Braun Center on November 30, 1986.
Despite still searching for their first victory, the Chargers have had one competitive game in each series this season. They’ll try to keep that going Saturday night against the Huskies. The puck drops at 7:07 and the first 1,000 fans receive UAH Chargers thunder sticks.
Unfortunately, all the thunder came from St. Cloud State and its senior captain from the Rocket City on Friday.
The Huskies scored their first goal just 2:19 in. Ethan Prow’s shot from inside the blue line somehow made its way through traffic and past UAH goaltender Carmine Guerriero.
At 11:51, Jonny Brodzinski made it 2-0 as he beat Guerriero from the slot on a nice pass from the left circle by Kalle Kosilla.
Despite the quick lead, UAH had a 5-3 shots on goal lead by the halfway point of the first. After that, St. Cloud State had the last eight shots on goal, and punctuated the period with Cory Thorson’s rebound goal with just 21 seconds left in the period. Meanwhile, the Chargers only managed a hit post.
In the second period, it was complete domination by St. Cloud State.
Dowd’s two goals lead off the frame. The second goal game during a major power play for the Huskies after Regan Soquila checked Ben Storm from behind and got the game misconduct.
Kosilla also netted one on that power play to make it 6-0, and Guerriero was replaced by senior netminder C.J. Groh, seeing his first action of the season at the 9:01 mark of the second.
Joey Benik, Brodzinski, and Garrett Milan proceeded to extend St. Cloud’s lead to 9-0 after two. The Huskies out shot the Chargers 22-2 in the period.
The Huskies, who got a third-period goal from Daniel Tedesco to finish the scoring, outshot the Chargers 47-11 for the game.
Guerriero stopped 16 of 22 shots, while Groh stopped 21 of 25.