HAMDEN, Conn. -- The #9 St. Cloud State Huskies squandered an early lead to lose their first game of the season 5-2 to the undefeated #14 Quinnipiac Bobcats on Friday night.

SCSU seemed to be in good shape in the tough road contest as Judd Peterson gave the Huskies a 2-0 lead with goals in the first and second periods.

But the Bobcats responded with four goals of their own in the second period and added a fifth unanswered goal in the third to win 5-2.

With the loss, the Huskies fall to 4-1 on the season. SCSU will have a chance to split the series at Quinnipiac tonight with the puck drop at 6:00 p.m.