Colorado College fought back after falling behind on two St. Cloud State goals only 11 seconds apart. Junior Jeff Collett took a pass from the corner by freshman Peter Maric and forced the puck past SCSU sophomore netminder Ryan Faragher to make it 2-1 midway through the first period.
It was Maric’s second assist of his career and second in three games.
The goal turned the momentum firmly into the Tigers’ camp, led by the fourth line and sustained by the others.
The hosts showed off some good physical play, using a good forecheck after the first CC goal to create some turnovers in the Huskies’ zone that led to about four minutes of near-continuous pressure by the Tigers that drew a hearty cheer from the crowd.
Earlier, another defensive breakdown led to a critical second goal for St. Cloud State only 11 seconds after the No. 7-ranked Huskies scored the opening goal.
Freshman Jonny Brodzinski scored on a pinpoint shot over CC senor goalie Joe Howe’s left shoulder after taking a crossing pass from Nic Dowd.
Only 11 seconds later, center Joe Rehkamp recorded his fifth assist of the season when he found defenseman Andrew Prochno all alone by the CC left post for the easy tap-in. Howe had no chance on that goal.