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St. Cloud St. Beats Denver 5-1

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Nick Jensen scored three goals to lead St. Cloud State to a 5-1 win over Denver on Saturday and a split of their Western Collegiate Hockey Association series.

Jensen scored the Huskies’ (7-9-4, 5-6-3) first three goals, leading to a 3-1 lead just 21 seconds into the second period.

Cory Thorson and Brooks Bertsch also scored for St. Cloud State, which was outshot 37-31. Jensen’s second goal at 13:04 of the first period and Thorson’s at 17:39 of the second came on the power play.

Ryan Faragher made 36 saves for the Huskies, including 18 in the second period.

Juho Olkinuora made 26 saves for the Pioneers (8-7-3, 6-5-3), who got their only goal from Shawn Ostrow late in the first period.

Denver beat the Huskies 3-2 in overtime on Friday.

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