ST. CLOUD - The St. Cloud State men's hockey team started off 2014 with an impressive 8-0 win over the U.S. National Team Development Program U18 squad in an exhibition game on Saturday night.

Joey Benik picked up a hat-trick in the action for the Huskies. Nic Dowd, David Morley, Daniel Tedesco, Garrett Milan, and Jonny Brodzinski also scored for St. Cloud State.

Ryan Faragher started the game in front of the net, collecting seven saves. Charlie Lindgren completed the game in goal and stopped 13 shots to complete the shutout.

The Huskies will return to action next weekend for a pair of games at the University of Denver.