After scoring five goals in the first period, No. 7/6 University of Minnesota Duluth cruised to a 9-0 victory over the Bemidji State University women’s hockey team in their Western Collegiate Hockey Association series opener Friday afternoon. The nine-goal deficit is the Beavers’ biggest loss to the Bulldogs since Feb. 7, 2009.
With the loss, Bemidji State falls to 2-7-2 (1-7-1 WCHA) while Minnesota Duluth improves to 5-4-0 (5-4-0 WCHA).
Elizabeth Giguere paced the Bulldogs by tallying five assists during the game and became the first player since 2013 to record five points in a game for the Bulldogs. She also recorded her 251st career point in the game to become just the 10th player in NCAA history to reach the 250 career point plateau.
Following Giguere was Gabbie Hughes who posted a goal and three assists while Anna Klein totaled two goals and Anneke Linser and Clara Van Wieren each posted a goal and two assists.
Bemidji State was out-shot 50-20 in the game with sophomore Hannah Hogenson making 41-of-50 saves. She falls to 1-4-2 on the season while Emma Soderberg improves to 5-4-0 after a 20-save shutout.
Minnesota Duluth scored two power-play goals on its two chances in the game while the Beavers came up empty on their three chances.
Bemidji State will look to rebound for game two against the Bulldogs when the two teams meet again at 2:01 p.m. tomorrow afternoon.
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Bemidji State Lines
Reece Hunt – Graysen Myers – Paige Beebe
Taylor Nelson – Gabby Smith – Claire Vekich
Claudia Verkerke – Paige Anderson – Shelby Breiland
Kayla Santl – Anika STOS-koff – Lindsey Featherstone
Extra Skater – Abby DeLaRosa
Makenna Deering – Ella Anick
Taylor Larson – Kendra Fortin
Kate Boland – Adriana Van De Leest
Anna Klein – Gabbie Hughes – Elizabeth Giguere
Clara Van Wieren – Mannon McMahon – Anneke Linser
Naomi Rogge – McKenzie Hewett – Gabby Krause
Jenna Lawry – Mary Kate O’Brien – Taylor Anderson
Maggie Flaherty – Kylie Hanley
Taylor Stewart – Nina Jobst-Smith
Brenna Fuhrman – Kailee Skinner
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Paul Bunyan Net Mailbag Comments
Chris – Saying hi from across the rink in Box 3. Just can’t hear ya real good because I forgot my ear buds. Much, much better play than yesterday. GO BEAVERS!!!
JENNIFER MYERS – Watching from Colorado -my niece is Grayson Myers
Josh – Hey big fan here! Could you give a shout out to Brody Johnson, he’s the biggest fan of the Beaver Radio Network.
Rob Aitken – Watching from Roseau tonight (big tourney), with the Bemidji 12Us, GO BEAVES!