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St. Cloud State women's hockey team waiting out superstorm Sandy in RI

Tuesday, 10.30.2012 / 10:44 AM / News

The Canadian Press

MINNEAPOLIS - The St. Cloud State women's hockey team is stranded in Rhode Island, thanks to superstorm Sandy.

The Huskies were supposed to catch a flight out of Boston on Monday after playing a weekend series against Providence College.

But coach Jeff Giesen tells KARE-TV (http://kare11.tv/TqxDIC) the airport was closed in Boston and roads are closed. So the 22 players and five staff members are stuck in their hotel rooms in Providence, R.I. They might not be able to catch a flight out of Boston until Thursday.

Giesen says the team is going to try to get some practice time at Providence and see if the college can help them do some laundry.

St. Cloud State's home opener is scheduled for Friday night.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round