Raise your hand if you saw this coming.
Yeah, that's what I figured.
After a scoreless first period, the Sioux opened it up in the second, putting up 1/2 a dozen goals on rookie of the year candidate Mike Lee and ensuring a victory. The Sioux put two more on the board with Frattin finally scoring his first goals of the season and wound up winning 8-1, silencing the Husky crowd and separating themselves from the bottom of the WCHA.
The biggest story in this game could be the 1st period, though. With about 6 minutes left, baby baby Lammy and Marvin decided to drop the gloves and fight. However, the linesmen decided that wasn't going to happen and promptly broke it up. Each player was given a 4 minute penalty + a 10 minute misconduct. Now, why is this important? Marvin is one of SCSU's biggest PK players. He's out there quite a bit. With him tied up for 14 minutes, UND put up 2 goals on SCSU and were well on their way to the rout.
This win, aside from the fact that UND is not out of home ice for the playoffs, was huge in terms of a morale booster. How many times have the Sioux been "right there" this season? Very few of their losses have they been outplayed and blown out. The majority of them have been one goal defeats. They are always on the cusp of winning, but can't seem to finish. A lopsided victory is clearly what the doctor ordered.
Up next, red-hot Minnesota-Duluth, fresh off a bye week. This next weekend will define the Sioux, and define the season.