IRISH VERSUS HUSKIES: Notre Dame and St. Cloud State have met 10 times in the two program's histories with the series even at 5-5-0. The team's first met in the 1988-89 season, splitting a series in St. Cloud, Minn., as the Huskies won the opener, 4-3, with the Irish taking a 3-2 decision in the second game. The following year, 1989-90, the teams met four times, twice at each school. St. Cloud won three of those four meetings. They would not meet again until the 1996-97 season, playing a pair of games at the Joyce Center with the team's splitting two contests. The Irish won 5-2 with SCSU taking a 2-1 win in the second game. The last meeting came during the 1997-98 season with the Irish sweeping the Huskies, 4-3 in overtime and 4-1 in the second game. The teams are 3-3 at St. Cloud and 2-2 at Notre Dame. The Irish and the Huskies have never met in NCAA Tournament play.