COLORADO SPRINGS — Ben Copeland and Josiah Slavin scored and Matt Vernon had 32 saves for Colorado College as the Tigers and St. Cloud State skated to a 2-2 draw Saturday night at the Broadmoor World Arena.
After a pair of scoreless overtime periods, Grant Cruikshank led off the shootout by beating SCSU goalie David Hrenak, then Vernon stopped Nolan Walker to secure the extra point in the NCHC standings for CC.
The Tigers (8-16-2, 3-13-2-1 NCHC) snapped a seven-game losing streak and secured the season series against the two-time defending Penrose Cup champions with a 2-1-1 record.
“Both teams battled hard tonight, I thought we were really good in the third period," said head coach Mike Haviland.
This was CC’s first shootout “win” in the NCHC since March 6, 2015 at Omaha.
The Tigers and Air Force battle in a two game series next weekend for the Pikes Peak Trophy. The teams will play at the Broadmoor World Arena on Friday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m, then in the Faceoff at Falcons Stadium on Monday, Feb. 17, at 5 p.m.