After Colorado College tied the host Huskies 33-33 in Friday's shootout win, No. 2 St. Cloud State seized control of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference game by winning 32 of the 57 draws on Saturday. It helped the Huskies set the tone against the Tigers.
"They controlled the play and they were strong on the puck tonight," Tigers coach Scott Owens said.
That allowed the Huskies to keep possession and sustain pressure on the Tigers all game.
Movember attempt boosts attendance
St. Cloud State's efforts to sell out the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center (5,371 capacity) fell short at 4,691 but it did manage to draw a couple of thousand people sporting real or fake mustaches in an attempt to set a new Guinness Book of World Record. The number will be announced Monday. The record is about 2,500.
The publicity stunt was part of hockey's annual Movember, a hockeywide effort to raise awareness of men's health issues, notably prostate cancer. About a dozen Tigers started growing mustaches but a few shaved in hopes of ending CC's now 10-game winless streak.
Twelve Tigers have played in all 11 games this season. . Freshman defenseman Jaccob Slavin said he hopes to return to action for the New Hampshire series Nov. 29-30. He stayed back in Colorado Springs with an undisclosed lower leg injury. The rookie skated in practice with a no-contact jersey this week. . Sophomore defenseman Russell Finch returned to action Friday. He was a healthy scratch Saturday as was freshman right wing Christian Heil. . The Tigers have been outscored overall in all periods, including a 2-0 deficit in overtime. . Until the two goals Saturday, CC was tied 6-6 in the opening period. Eight Tigers are yet to tally a point, including sophomore Hunter Fejes (11 games). . CC is 0-3-2 in one-goal games. . The Tigers' two goals Friday were their most since a 3-1 season-opening home win against No. 19 Minnesota-Duluth. . CC's streak of out-shooting their opponents ended Saturday at six games.