Anderson's Three Points Lead St. Cloud State Past Team Korea in Exhibition, 4-3
Senior defenseman Brittney Anderson posts goal and two assists for Huskies

Senior defenseman Brittney Anderson scored a goal and two assists for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 4:09  STC1-0 PP Julia TylkeHannah Potrykus, Alyssa Erickson
1st 11:48  KOR1-1 PP Hee Won KimSu Yeon Eom, Ji Yeon Choi
1st 17:32  STC2-1 EV Brittney AndersonKayla Friesen, Janna Haeg
2nd 10:24  KOR2-2 PP Soojin HanJong Ah Park, Hee Won Kim
2nd 14:37  STC3-2 PP Hannah PotrykusJulia Tylke, Brittney Anderson
3rd 16:47  STC4-2 EV GW Hallie TheodosopoulosBrittney Anderson, Dana Rasmussen
3rd 19:23  KOR3-4 EV EA Jin Gyu LeeSu Yeon Eom, Randi Heeso Griffin
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Team Korea  1113
St. Cloud State  2114
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Team Korea  34613
St. Cloud State  18111039
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Team Korea  2/2 5/10 0
St. Cloud State  2/5 2/4 0
Team Korea Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
So Jung Shin (L)59:164 1610935
Empty Net0:440     
St. Cloud State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Janine Alder19:461 2002
Taylor Crosby20:001 0303
Emma Polusny (W)20:001 0055
Empty Net0:140     

ST. CLOUD, Minn. -The Huskies' power play ruled the day as the St. Cloud State women's hockey team (0-0-0, 0-0-0 WCHA) utilized a pair of man advantage markers to edge the Korean National Team, 4-3, in a season-opening exhibition win on Friday.

Three Huskies registered multi-point outings in the victory, led by senior defender Brittney Anderson, who notched a goal and three points-including the set up for sophomore forward Hallie Theodosopoulos's third period tally which proved to be the game-winner.

"We have some things to learn from, but it was nice to score four goals," head coach Eric Rud said. "We thought we would be better up front and have more depth this season, so that was a positive."

Powering the SCSU effort was its man advantage. After ranking No. 8 in the WCHA at 7.7 percent on the power play last season, the Huskies went two-for-five against Korea, giving Rud reason for confidence heading into the regular season.

"We're cautiously optimistic that we can put together a better power play than we have had in the past," he said. "Getting a couple of goals with the advantage was nice."

Junior forwards Julia Tylke and Hannah Potrykus each scored power play goals, which broke 0-0 and 2-2 deadlocks, respectively, and set up the each other's tally to finish with two points a piece on the night.

Though SCSU never trailed in the contest, it did have to play resilient after Korea capitalized on its chances to twice equal the score. The Koreans took advantage of a pair of miscues by the Huskies' penalty kill to go a perfect two-for-two on their power play opportunities-goals that tied the game at one and two ahead of Anderson and Potrykus's markers.

Korea drew within one, 4-3, with its goaltender pulled with under a minute to play in the game, but Theodosopoulos's debut goal just under three minutes earlier held up to start the Huskies' season off on a winning note.

St. Cloud State opens the 2017-18 regular season on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30 against Connecticut. Puck drop is scheduled for 6:07 p.m. on Friday and 3:07 p.m. on Saturday. Fans can purchase tickets at SCSU students with a valid university ID, youth ages 18 and under and men's hockey season ticket holders receive free admission to all women's hockey home games.