The Granite City Lumberjacks topped the North Iowa Bulls 3-2 Sunday afternoon to win the NA3HL's Silver Cup. The Jacks advance to the USA Hockey Tier 3 Junior National Championship starting Friday in Simsbury, Connecticut.
The St. Cloud State Huskies took on top-ranked North Dakota Friday afternoon in a National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Faceoff semifinal. SCSU likely punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament with a 3-1 win.
Schmidt learned he would stick with the big club and play in the game against his hometown team during the morning skate. There was speculation that he would be reassigned to Hershey (AHL) with other defensemen returning from injury.
After missing out on the inaugural Frozen Faceoff last season, the SCSU men's hockey team will make the trek to Minneapolis on Friday to take on rival North Dakota. The Huskies swept Nebraska-Omaha to reach the tournament.
Tuesday's guests included SCSU hockey captain Nick Oliver (Hour Two), Andy Rennecke of the St. Cloud Times (Hour Three), SCSU coach Bob Motzko (Hour Three) and John Focke from the Minnesota Timberwolves (Hour Four).
The Minnesota Wild earned their eighth straight road win by topping the Nashville Predators 3-2 on Tuesday night. The Wild now have 85 points on the season and remain in the top wild card spot for the playoffs.
Granite City Sports airs Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 3 PM on AM 1390 The Fan with Jay Caldwell, John Holler, Lee Voss and Dave Overlund. The podcast is also available through iTunes. Monday's guests included St. Cloud State wrestling coach Steve Costanzo and NCHC Commissioner Josh Fenton.
There were two possible start times for the matchup at Target Center: 4:07 and 7:07, with the other semifinal pitting Miami University against Denver. It seemed like a no-brainer, with the games being televised on CBS Sports Network, that the juiciest matchup between the Huskies and NoDak would take place in prime time.
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