St. Cloud St. beats North Dakota 4-0Freshman goalie Ryan Faragher made 44 saves to lead St. Cloud State to a 4-0 shutout of North Dakota Friday in his Western Collegiate Hockey Association debut.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Freshman goalie Ryan Faragher made 44 saves to lead St. Cloud State to a 4-0 shutout of North Dakota Friday in his Western Collegiate Hockey Association debut.
North Dakota outshot the Huskies 44-23, and St. Cloud State had two players receive game misconduct penalties. But Faragher made 39 saves in the first two periods and took a 1-0 lead into the third, where the Huskies added three insurance goals.
Faragher had 24 stops in the second period in just his second college start. The Sioux finished 0-for-7 on the power play.
“The only thing we lacked was execution,” said North Dakota forward Mario Lamoureux. “Give their goalie credit, he played well, but I don’t think we got in his grill enough. We need to start bearing down.”
Jared Festler scored the first goal for the Huskies (3-3-1, 1-0-0) at 7:16 of the first period.
Andrew Prochno made it 2-0 early in the third period and Sam Zabkowicz beat Aaron Dell at 9:23.
Travis Novak had an empty-netter in the closing seconds.
Cam Reid assisted on two goals.
Dell turned away 19 shots North Dakota, which outshot St. Cloud State 44-23.
The Fighting Sioux (2-4-1, 0-3-0) have lost their first three conference games for the first time since 1989.