BSU opens WCHA Quarterfinal Playoffs at No. 4 UW
The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team travels to Madison, Wisc. this weekend to take on No. 4 University of Wisconsin in the first round of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs. The Beavers and Badgers play the best of three games at La Bahn Arena at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 (if needed).
Bemidji State opens WCHA playoffs this weekend in Madison, Wisc. Bemidji State and No. 4 Wisconsin will open the best-of-three series Friday evening at 7 p.m. with game two on Saturday at 3 p.m. If needed, there will be a final game at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
The Beavers hold a 11-18-3 overall record during the regular with eight wins, 18 losses, and two ties in WCHA play.
While on the road, the Beavers have marked a 5-8-1 record during the 2021-22 regular season.
Most recently, the Beavers closed the regular season at Minnesota State University Mankato, where they were swept, 2-0, 5-0. Bemidji State ended the regular season in sixth place in the WCHA, setting them up to take on the No. 3 team in the WCHA, Wisconsin.
The Beavers and Badgers met four times in the regular season, BSU earning a 0-3-1 record in those games.
During the first meeting between the Beavers and Badgers, BSU held UW to 0-0 through five minutes of overtime play and into the shootout. Daryl Watts earned the shootout win for the Badgers as the only skater to score for either team.
Bemidji State tallied a shooting percentage of .065 during the regular season, marking 836 shots on goal and 54 total goals.
The Beavers are led in points by Reece Hunt. Hunt has totaled 19 points from seven goals and 12 assists over her full season of 32 games.
Fifth-year senior Paige Beebe and senior Graysen Myers take up the second-place spot for the Beavers, Beebe marking nine goals and eight assists and Myers tallying seven goals and 10 assists, both for seventeen points.
Fifth-year senior Kerigan Dowhy leads the Beavers goaltending efforts with a .919 save percentage in 11 games this season. She has allowed 28 goals and tallied 318 saves with a 3-7-0 record.
Sophomore goaltender Hannah Hogenson sits just .005 points behind Dowhy in save percentage, with .914. Hogenson has made 694 saves and allowed 65 saves this season. She holds an overall record of 8-10-3 between the pipes for the Beavers in her 1267:45 minutes.
The Beavers’ top three points scorers lead the team with 272 shots on goal, Hunt with 102, Beebe with 90 and Myers with 80.
Beebe leads the Beavers in goals this season with nine goals from 90 shots on goal.
She also marks the highest number of game-winning goals for the team with four goals, one ahead of teammates Reece Hunt, Gabbie Smith, and Claire Vekich.
The Beavers are currently on a three-game losing streak after splitting a home weekend with Ohio State University and being swept in the final regular-season series of the season at Minnesota State University Mankato.
Fifth-year seniors Lydia Passolt and Paige Beebe have marked the most goals in their careers versus Wisconsin, both with four goals. Beebe has added an additional three assists for seven points and Passolt has added one.
Versus the Badgers, Hannah Hogenson has marked the best save percentage for the Beaver goaltending lineup with .930.