Last weekend was a big weekend for Dubuque Fighting Saints alumni. Shane Eiserman, Alexx Privitera, Joakim Ryan, Karson Kuhlman, Shane Walsh, Joe Manno, Shane Sooth, John Doherty, Cody Bradley, Max McHugh and Dubuque's own Brooks Bertsch all scored big goals last weekend for their NCAA teams.
For Bertsch, now a senior at St. Cloud State, the goal was the game-winning tally in a victory over defending NCAA champion Union College, ending the team's 22-game win streak.
The native of the Key City has played a large role in the Dubuque hockey community from his days as being a billet brother during the old Fighting Saints stay in Dubuque. Now he is succeeding on and off the ice at St. Cloud and looking to lead the Huskies to their first NCAA title.
Mick Hatten of the St. Cloud Times profiled the Dubuque in a piece that contains great ties to the Tri-State area.