Junior goaltender Julie Friend makes 39 saves for Huskies

Junior goaltender Julie Friend made 39 saves for the Huskies

St. Cloud, Minn. - The St. Cloud State University women's hockey team opened their 2013-14 regular season playing host to the Quinnipiac University Bobcats Friday night. The Huskies and Bobcats tied in overtime 0-0 with the Bobcats prevailing 3-2 in the shootout.

It was a scoreless game for three straight periods at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center with the defenses on both sides holding strong and goalies making some big saves.

The Huskies and Bobcats went into overtime after regulation with both teams only recording one shot on goal to end in a 0-0 tie. With a scoreless tie after overtime the teams turned to a shootout.

In the first round of the shootout both teams put one into the net for a 1-1 tie. Junior Audrey Hanmer was the first to go putting the puck into the back of the net for the Huskies in round one. SCSU made it a 2-2 shootout as senior Amanda Monkman buried one to keep the Huskies alive in round four. It was not until the seventh round when the Bobcats would score to then hold the Huskies winning 3-2 in the shootout.

Quinnipiac outshot St. Cloud by a final margin of 39-19.

In the net for the Huskies was junior Julie Friend as she recorded 39 saves, while the Bobcats' Chelsea Laden tallied 19. Friend puts her record at 0-0-1 to start the season.

St. Cloud State (0-0-1, 0-0-0 WCHA) and Quinnipiac (0-0-1, 0-0-0 ECAC) will be back in action for their final game of the series Saturday, October 5th for a 3:07 p.m. game time at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.

Tickets for all SCSU Women's Hockey home games can be purchased at the gate the day of the event or you can purchase in advance by going to Attention SCSU students! All SCSU students with a valid St. Cloud State student ID card will be admitted FREE to all regular season Husky home hockey games during the 2013-14 season. Just show your ID card at the gate and get in is that easy!