Beaver Women’s Hockey Gameday Blog – WCHA Quarterfinals Game 2 – Feb 25, 2023 at Ohio State

Bemidji State University women’s hockey junior goaltender made 41 saves, her third highest total of the season, but No. 1 Ohio State University’s Sophie Jaques netted a hat trick to lead the Buckeyes to a 4-1 victory in game one of their Western Collegiate Hockey Association Playoff Quarterfinal series Friday evening.

It was a tight hockey game for most of the night but the Buckeyes (29-4-2) scored twice in the final period including an empty-net goal to pull away from the Beavers (5-29-1).

Jaques got things started for the Buckeyes just 1:38 after the opening face-off with her WCHA defensemen leading 20th goal of the season. The goal would be the only one for the Buckeyes in the period however, as Hogenson turned aside the remaining 12 shots to finish the opening frame with 13.

The Beavers used to the first intermission to gather themselves and it paid off as sophomore Makenna Deering received the puck after good board play by the Beavers and fired the puck through traffic that found its way to the back of the net just 5:43 into the second frame.

The goal was the second of the season for the South St. Paul, Minn., native and her first since Dec. 16 where she scored her first collegiate goal.

The Buckeyes added to their pressure after Deering’s goal looking to regain the lead and out-shot the Beavers 19-3 in the period. However, Hogenson was tracking the puck well and turned aside the period’s first 18 shots but with just 0.2 seconds before the second intermission, Jaques beat Hogenson for her second goal of the game while the Beavers were scrambling in front of their netminder.

The top-ranked Buckeyes then closed the door from then on and held the Beavers to just five shots in the final 20 minutes while Jacques completed the hat trick at 12:40 of the period and Emma Maltais scored into the empty net with just 1:01 remaining to seal the 4-1 victory.

Hogenson finished the game stopping 41-of-45 shot for her third highest save total of the season. Bemidji State was out-shot in the game by the defending national champions 45-13.

Bemidji State will play to continue its season tomorrow afternoon in a do-or-die situation. The Beavers must win to extend its best-of-three series with the Buckeyes to Sunday. Game two between the Beavers and Buckeyes will start at 2:00 p.m. CT from OSU Ice Rink.

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Jim Scanlan Pregame Jim Scanlan Pregame

Makenna Deering Pregame Player Pregame

Bemidji State Lines
Reece Hunt – Paige Anderson – Taylor Nelson
Mya Headrick – Raeley Carney – Claire Vekich
Calli Forsberg – Gabby Smith – Shelby Breiland
Kayla Santl – Genevieve Hendrickson – McKayla Zilisch

Extra Skater – Kendra Fortin

Taylor Larson – Ella Anick
Makenna Deering – Adriana Van De Leest
Abby DeLaRosa – Khloe Lund

Hannah Hogenson
Abbie Thompson
Madison Faucher

Opponent Lines
Makenna Webster – Emma Maltais – Paetyn Levis
Jennifer Gardiner – Gabby Rosenthal – Jenna Buglioni
Kenzie Hauswirth – Sloane Matthews – Sofie Lundin
Ramsey Parent – Emerson Jarvis – Teagan Grant

Madison Bizal – Sophie Jaques
Lauren Bernard – Hadley Hartmetz
Emma Peschel – Riley Brengman

Amanda Thiele
Raygan Kirk
Quinn Kuntz

Beaver Radio Network Three Stars

Box Score Courtesy of College Hockey News

Paul Bunyan Net Mailbag Comments

Steve and LuJean Larson – Go Beavers!
Taylor Larson’s grandparents listening from Palm Springs!

Jaclyn Scanlan – Hi Kelly! Cheering on the edge of our seats in Wasilla, AK! Go beavers!!!

Colleen Beitel – Watching on Flo Hockey but listening to you bringing us the game. Go Beavs!! How many teams in the league have Olympic size ice?