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Denver shuts out SCSU, earns series sweep

Magnus Chrona made 22 saves for Pioneers, who beat Huskies 2-0 for their 8th straight win over them at Magness Arena

Magnus Chrona
Courtesy of NCHC

DENVER — Different type of game, same result.

One day after the teams combined to score 13 goals, Denver beat St. Cloud State 2-0 in an NCHC game on Saturday at Magness Arena. It was the eighth straight win for NCHC-leading Denver (13-3-0 NCHC, 20-5-1 overall) over the Huskies (6-7-1, 14-9-1) at Magness. Denver is also 13-0-1 at Magness this season.

Magnus Chrona, a junior goalie from Sweden and a Tampa Bay Lightning draft pick, made 22 saves for his fifth shutout of the season.

David Hrenak, a graduate student from Slovakia, made 34 saves for the Huskies.

The game was scoreless until Carter King scored his first college goal on a rebound at 2:49 of the second period for Denver.


It remained 1-0 until relatively late in the the third period. With St. Cloud State trying to kill a penalty, senior defenseman Brendan Bushy was called for a five-minute boarding penalty with 4:24 left.

Denver senior captain Cole Guttman scored a power-play goal with 3:51 left to give the Pioneers a 2-0 lead.

It was the third time this season that St. Cloud State has been shut out.

Denver 2, SCSU 0

SCSU 0-0-0—0
Denver 0-1-1—2

First period scoring — None. Penalties — D, Cole Guttman (holding) 1:19.

Second period scoring — 1. D, Carter King 1 (Connor Caponi 1, McKade Webster 5) 2:49. Penalties — D, Carter Mazur (high-sticking) 12:11; SCSU, Brendan Bushy (holding the stick) 19:44.

Third period scoring — 2. D, Guttman 13 (Bobby Brink 32, Sean Behrens 22) 16:09 (pp). Penalties — D, Caponi (interference) 2:50; SCSU, Seamus Donohue (cross-checking) 14:12; SCSU, Bushy (boarding, major) 15:36; D, Cameron Wright (roughing) 16:35.


Goalie saves — SCSU, David Hrenak 9-13-12—34 (2 GA); D, Magnus Chrona 5-10-7—22 (0 GA).

Power-play goals-opportunities — SCSU 0-3, D 1-4.

Penalties-minutes — SCSU 3-9; D 4-8.

Faceoffs — D 34-25.

Referees — Nick Krebsbach, Joe Sullivan.

Linesemen — John Grandt, Chase McGee.

Attendance — 5,375.

Mick Hatten is a reporter and editor for Forum News Service and helps manage TheRinkLive.com, a website dedicated to hockey. He began working for Forum Communications in November 2018 and has covered St. Cloud State University hockey since 2010. A graduate of St. Cloud State, he has more than 30 years of experience as a journalist and has been a youth hockey coach since 2014. mhatten@forumcomm.com

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