Beavers host final regular-season home game versus No. 2 Buckeyes
The Bemidji State University women’s hockey hosts No. 2 The Ohio State University Feb. 12 and 13 at the Sanford Center. This matchup is the last regular-season game that will be hosted in Bemidji, Minn. for the 2021-22 season. Games begin at 6:01 p.m. Friday and 3:01 p.m. Saturday.
Bemidji State closes regular-season home action this weekend versus No. 2 The Ohio State University.
The Beavers hold a 10-15-3 overall record this season with seven wins, 15 losses, and two ties in WCHA play.
At home, BSU has played in 14 games, hosting a 5-7-2 record.
Most recently, the Beavers travelled to No. 1 University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn. The Beavers were shutout by Lauren Bench and the Golden Gophers, 7-0, in game one. Game two saw two goals from BSU’s Taylor Nelson and Graysen Myers with the Beavers ultimately losing 5-2.
The last time the Beavers and Buckeyes met, early last fall, the Buckeyes shutout the Beavers in game one, 7-0, and won game two 3-1.
Following this weekend’s series, the Beavers travel to Mankato, Minn. for the final regular-season game of the 2021-22 season. The Beavers and Mavericks will play in matinee games at 3:01 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 and 2:01 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19.
Bemidji State averages 1.79 goals per game and allow opponents 3.32 goals per game.
The Beavers are led in points by Reece Hunt. Hunt has totaled 18 points from six goals and 12 assists over her full season of 28 games.
Fifth-year senior Paige Beebe and senior Graysen Myers take up the second-place spot for the Beavers, Beebe marking eight goals and seven assists and Myers tallying six goals and nine assists, both for fifteen points.
Beebe, along with classmate Lindsey Featherstone, have also set two program records this season, most games played (157) and most consecutive games played (155).
The top three points scorers have totaled 236 shots on goal this season, Hunt with 84, Beebe with 80 and Myers with 72.
Claire Vekich sits in fifth place on the Beaver points standings, marking seven goals and five assists for 12 points in her inaugural season. Three of those goals came during the month of January, one assist also came during this period, earning her WCHA Rookie of the Month honors for January.
The Beavers are sixth in the WCHA standings with 22 points (7-15-2) and trail fifth-place Minnesota State by four points.
Last weekend, Head Coach Jim Scanlan coached in the 200th game of his Bemidji State career on Saturday. He holds an overall record of 112-137-20 and is 74-110-16 in WCHA play.
Senior Kerigan Dowhy hosts the best save percentage for the BSU goaltending efforts at .923. Dowhy has played in eight games this season for 395:37 minutes. During this time, she has marked 192 saves and 16 goals allowed for a goals against average of 2.43. Dowhy’s record is 2-5-0 this season.
Sophomore Hannah Hogenson is right behind Dowhy on the goaltending leaderboard with a save percentage of .918 over 21 games and 19 starts. Hogenson has saved 669 pucks and allowed 60 goals, averaging 2.98 goals allowed per game. The Anchorage, Alaska native has been between the pipes for 1207:45 minutes this season.