St. Cloud St. beats North Dakota 5-2ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Drew LeBlanc scored twice in the second period Saturday, helping St. Cloud State beat North Dakota 5-2.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Drew LeBlanc scored twice in the second period Saturday, helping St. Cloud State beat North Dakota 5-2.
An early 10-minute penalty for checking from behind caused problems for North Dakota, as St. Cloud State's Jonny Brodzinski scored as the penalty expired. UND never recovered.
"We got through it, but we burned a lot energy killing it," North Dakota coach Dave Hakstol said. "In the last 35 minutes we never got back to our game."
UND's Drake Caggiula scored to make it 1-1 heading into the second period. But LeBlanc broke the tie and gave the Huskies insurance with his fifth goal of the season.
North Dakota tried to rally with a goal from Dillon Simpson in the second. St. Cloud State's Garrett Milan and Jimmy Murray piled it on in the third period, with a goal each.
Clarke Saunders made 32 saves for UND and Ryan Faragher had 22 for SCSU (6-4-0, 4-2-0).
UND (4-3-1, 2-1-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) hadn't lost in St. Cloud on a Saturday in 10 years. It broke a 10-year winless Friday streak by topping the Huskies 3-0. The teams split this weekend's series.