Roman Augustoviz spends Minnesota's winters covering college hockey, specifically the Gophers, and other University of Minnesota sports. During the summer, he writes about the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, with a dose of U sports sprinkled in. Follow him on Twitter @RomanStrib.

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Denver winning with three goalies in mix

Posted by: Roman Augustoviz under WCHA news Updated: November 5, 2012 - 1:17 AM

Sophomore goalie Juho Olkinuora made 20 saves as Denver beat St. Cloud State 6-1 on Saturday. He is the third Pioneers goalie to get a win this season.

This was Olkinuora's first start. He has a .952 save percentage. Sam Britain is 2-1-0 with a 1.68 goals-against average and a .946 save percentage. Adam Murray is 2-0-0, 2.00 and .935.

Said DU coach George Gwozdecky, "Of the six games we've played, we've played hard and we've played well together. We can be a tough team to compete against when we play like that."

The Huskies won the first game of the series 3-0.

"We have to be emotionally ready to play with the intensity, discipline and eagerness to win those battles, and [Saturday] we wanted to win the fight."

Especially ready was senior Chris Knowlton who had a hat trick. The Pioneers play at Minnesota State Mankato this weekend.

* North Dakota plays at St. Cloud State this weekend. And, according to the Grand Forks Herald, UND is 0-6-4 at the National Hockey Center on Fridays the past 10 years, 10-0-0 on Saturdays.

* Jack Ramsey, the Minnetonka junior forward who recently committed to the Gophers, has a sister playing for the Gophers women's hockey team. Rachel Ramsey is a sophomore defenseman for the 12-0 Gophers.

Rachel has two goals and four assists for six points. She is a plus-17.

Their dad, Mike, is a former Gophers defenseman.

WCHA SCHEDULE

Games Friday

Denver at Minnesota State, 7:37 pm

North Dakota at St. Cloud State, 7:37 pm

Bemidji State at Colorado College, 8:37 pm

Minnesota at Alaska Anchorage, 10:07 pm

Games Saturday

Denver at Minnesota State, 7:07 pm

Minnesota Duluth at Nebraska Omaha, 7:07 pm

North Dakota at St. Cloud State, 7:07 pm

Bemidji State at Colorado College, 8:07 pm

Minnesota at Alaska Anchorage, 10:07 pm

Game Sunday

Minnesota Duluth at Nebraska Omaha, 2:07 pm

 

 

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