Editor's notes: Just a heads up that there are a few curse words in this episode.

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Forwards Eric Johnson, Dave Paradise and Kelly Hultgren played for the St. Cloud State men's hockey team early in the NCAA Division I era, from 1991-97. The Huskies joined the WCHA in 1990 and won more than 20 games for the first time in the DI era in 1993-94 (21-13-4) and took fourth in conference.

The players get together here to share stories about their college careers. Because of an internet issue, there are two videos to this episode. This is the first of the two parts.

Eric Johnson (Courtesy of St. Cloud State University Archives)
Eric Johnson (Courtesy of St. Cloud State University Archives)

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Johnson played forward for the Huskies from 1991-95. In 134 career college games, he had 27 goals, 59 assists, 86 points and 52 penalty minutes. He holds the school record for most power-play goals in a season with 14 in 1994-95, a season in which he was second on the team in scoring with 15 goals, 29 assists, 44 points in 38 games. He played one season of pro hockey in North America after graduating.

Dave Paradise played forward for the St. Cloud State men's hockey team from 1993-97. (Courtesy of St. Cloud State University Archives)
Dave Paradise played forward for the St. Cloud State men's hockey team from 1993-97. (Courtesy of St. Cloud State University Archives)

Paradise played forward for St. Cloud State from 1993-97. In 148 college games, he had 66 goals, 56 assists, 122 points and 297 penalty minutes. Paradise is the program leader in the Division I era in career penalty minutes (297), the leader in short-handed goals in a career (9), is sixth in career goals and 16th in career points. He also is fourth in penalty minutes in a season with 104 in 1994-95, tied for fifth in short-handed goals in a season (3 in 1994-95). Paradise played in pro hockey in North America until 2004.

Kelly Hultgren played defense for the St. Cloud State men's hockey team from 1991-95. (Courtesy of St. Cloud State University Archives)
Kelly Hultgren played defense for the St. Cloud State men's hockey team from 1991-95. (Courtesy of St. Cloud State University Archives)

Hultgren played defense for the Huskies from 1991-95. In 136 college games, he had 28 goals, 79 assists, 107 points and 257 penalty minutes. In the program's Division I era for defensemen, he is second in career goals, third in career assists and second in career points. He also is fourth in career penalty minutes and 29th overall in career points. He played pro hockey in North America until 2001.

The goal with this show is to have fun, bring awareness of the St. Cloud State University Huskies Fund and, of course, to The Rink Live. Sponsorship of the show is available.

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