There’s not much you can say about last night’s game, other than former Bismarck Bobcat goalie Ryan Faragher was solid in net again for the SCSU Huskies as Saint Cloud State University beat the University of North Dakota 3-1.
UND played pretty well and had some decent chances and showed great speed through the neutral zone. Defensively, they played well in the back end. The forwards just couldn’t bury their opportunities when they had them; you’re not going to win many games scoring only one goal per game.
The UND forwards are also going to have to catch Faragher who is 6’2″ moving because he can stop most of what he sees.
Last night’s game was a decent game to watch. I must admit that I am not a big fan of the B2 broadcasts, and I hope when the NCHC start play in 2013-14, that we will be able to see most, if not all of the games on television.
Back to the game, let’s give credit where credit is due. Faragher was definitely the difference in the game. Every time UND put a decent shot on net, Faragher was able to see the puck and was in position to make the save. UND didn’t get as many chances down low as they could’ve as well. They are going to need to get a body to the net to cause some confusion in front of Faragher.
The “big story” coming out of Saint Cloud is that Mike Lee is healing nicely and due to return. I don’t know how Faragher isn’t going to keep getting starts for the SCSU Huskies when Mike Lee returns to the line up for the Huskies.
Quickly the young Freshman goalie Ryan Faragher is becoming a nemesis for UND. In his first season at SCSU, he is now 2-1 against UND. Faragher has been impressive in both wins against UND this season as he made more than 84 saves and gave up only one goal in the two wins.
Injured starting goalie Mike Lee has never beaten UND and is 0-4-1 during his career at SCSU against UND, but it doesn’t seem to matter for the Huskies because they have Faragher waiting in the wings.