BEMIDJI, Minn. - For the first time in the 2002-03 season, a member of the Bemidji State University women’s hockey team has been selected as a Western Collegiate Hockey Association Player of the Week. The WCHA announced today that BSU junior goaltender Anik Coté has been named as the Defensive Player of the Week for her performance against Ohio State University Nov. 2, 2002.
Coté, a Grand Falls, N.B. native, recorded her third win of the season Saturday against Ohio State making a season high 37 saves along the way. She helped the Beavers to the 4-2 win stopping 15 shots in the first period and 12 in each of the last two periods as the Beavers we outshot 39-26 in the game. She was also an critical part of the BSU penalty kill. Bemidji State held OSU scoreless in both of their power play opportunities.
Cote is 3-3-1 on the season and currently ranks second in the league with a .934 save percentage and third in the conference with a 1.66 goals-against average.
The Beavers will travel to Minneapolis, Minn. this weekend to face the No. 2 team in the nation, the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. The series is set to start on Friday at 7:05 p.m. and the puck will drop at 4:05 p.m. Saturday. Both games will be played at Ridder Arena the University of Minnesota’s new women’s hockey venue.