After kicking off the action at this year's Hockey Day Minnesota with Friday's outdoor game against Sartell/Sauk Rapids on Lake George, St. Cloud returns to inside this week and has an important matchup with Class 2A, Section 8 foe Roseau on Saturday.
Senior forward Allie Cornelius has stoked the offense for St. Cloud (14-4-2, 7-1-2), with a team-high 30 goals and 15 assists. The St. Cloud State commit had two goals and an assist to help St. Cloud earn a 3-3 tie with Sartell/Sauk Rapids.
Roseau reached last year's state tournament appearance and is eyeing another trip this season. The Rams (16-4, 6-1) and St. Cloud remain in the hunt for the top seed in the section, and Saturday's matchup will help sort out the seeds.
Roseau notched a huge victory over section leader and No. 10-2A Brainerd/Little Falls on Jan. 19 behind the 14-save effort of goaltender Kiana Flaig. The junior has dominated on defense all season (0.99 GAA, .945 SV%) and is key for the Rams to return to the Xcel Energy Center.