Friday, June 25, 2010
St. Cloud State men’s hockey won its first NCAA tournament game and finished the year with a 24-14-5 overall record, a third place mark of 15-9-4 in the WCHA and ranked #5/7 in the final NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey polls.
St. Cloud State won a best of three series in the opening round of the WCHA playoffs against Minnesota State in St. Cloud and then captured second place at the 2010 WCHA Final Five in St. Paul.
To cap the season, the team gained a coveted NCAA tournament bid where they earned a historic 4-3 double overtime win against Northern Michigan. In NCAA quarterfinal action against Wisconsin, the Huskies ended the season with a 5-3 loss in St. Paul.
St. Cloud State skaters earning All-WCHA honors in 2009-10 include senior forward Ryan Lasch, Lake Forest, Calif.; senior defender Garrett Raboin, Detroit Lakes; junior forward Garrett Roe, Vienna, Va., and junior goalie Dan Dunn, Oshawa, Ontario. Lasch broke the Huskies’ long-time career scoring record this winter with 183 points, which had been held by Jeff Saterdalen ’94 who scored 179 points from 1988-92. Lasch ended his storied career at St. Cloud State with a team record 183 points, 104 assists, 13 game-winning goals and 161 games played. He also ranks second in team history with 79 goals and 37 power play goals.