Game Notes at St. Cloud State
Wednesday, January 7, 2004
Jan. 7, 2003

Up next for the Beavers
Bemidji State will open the second-half of the 2003-04 campaign with a two-game set with St. Cloud State on Friday, Jan. 9 and Saturday, Jan. 10 at the National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minn.. The puck will drop at 7:05 p.m. Friday and 2:05 p.m. Saturday.

The Series vs. St. Cloud State
In 23 prior meetings with the Huskies, BSU has compiled a 11-9-3 record, including a 2-0-0 mark this season. The Beavers swept a two-game series (5-3, 5-2) at home against St. Cloud State on Dec. 12 and 13. BSU has posted a 7-2-1 record in the past 10 encounters with SCSU.

About the Huskies
St. Cloud State (4-13-1, 1-10-1 WCHA) is currently seventh in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings with three points. Three of the Huskies four wins have come in non-conference play, as St. Cloud State swept North Dakota (2-1, 5-4) on Oct. 24 and 25 and defeated Mercyhurst 3-1 on Nov. 28. The Huskies split (1-2, 2-1) their first WCHA series of the new year with Ohio State on Jan. 3 and 4 in Columbus, Ohio.

The SCSU offense is led by junior forward Carrie Holldorf and senior defender Kobi Kawamoto. Holldorf leads the team in goals (8) and points (15), while Kawamoto is the squad’s assist leader (9) and ranks second in points (13).

Last Time Out for the Beavers
BSU (4-13-1, 2-10-0 WCHA) earned its first sweep (5-2, 5-3) of the season over St. Cloud State on Friday Dec. 12 and Saturday, Dec. 13 at the John Glas Fieldhouse. The last time the Beavers swept an opponent was on Feb. 14-15, 2003, when BSU defeated Findlay 4-3 and 5-1.

Bemidji State’s third line of Jenn Sadler (Pickering, Ont.), Kate Robinson (Shanty Bay, Ont. and Nicky Kluck (Delano, Minn.) combined to score nine points, including Sadler’s first collegiate hat trick to give the Beavers a 5-3 win and their first WCHA triumph of the year on Friday night. Sadler’s hat trick was the first hat trick tallied by a BSU player since its all-time scoring leader Amber Fryklund achieved the feat in a 4-3 win over Findlay on Feb. 14, 2003.
Sophomore goalkeeper Jill Luebke (Neenah, Wis.) picked up her third win of the season after stopping 18 shots for the Beavers.

Frosh Kelly Hart (Ajax, Ont.) led the way with her team-leading fourth and fifth goals of the year to give BSU a convincing 5-2 victory Saturday afternoon. With the score 3-2 early in the third period, the Beavers put the game out of reach for the Huskies with markers from Helena Tageson (Malmö, Sweden) and Hart less than two minutes apart.

Captain Anik Côté (Grand Falls, NB) notched her first win of the season between the pipes after making 15 saves for Bemidji State.

BSU vs. the WCHA
BSU has posted a record of 25-68-15 in WCHA competition, including a 2-10-0 mark this season.

Behind the Bench for Bemidji State
After compiling a 9-7-17 record and fifth place WCHA finish in the 2002-03 campaign head coach Bruce Olson is back for his second year at BSU. Olson comes to Bemidji State after a highly-successful career at the high school level which spanned more than two decades. After a four-year playing career at Minnesota-Duluth from 1975-’79, Olson took over the boy’s program at Minot High School in Minot, N.D. He directed Minot High to a pair of North Dakota state runner-up finishes in 1985 and 1987, and in ‘87 was named North Dakota Hockey Coach of the Year.

In 1991, Olson left Minot to take over the varsity boy’s program at Roseau, (Minn.) High. During his run at Roseau, Olson earned Minnesota 8AA Coach of the Year honors twice (1995-’96 and 1998-’99), was named State Coach of the Year in 1998-’99 and led Roseau to the 1999 state championship. Olson’s 1999 state championship team was the sixth state champion in Roseau history. In addition, Olson’s 1999 team won state Academic Champion honors.

Olson took a one-year leave of absence from Roseau in 1999-2000, spending that year working on a master’s degree in educational leadership at the University of North Dakota. During that year, Olson also took over head coaching duties for the UND women’s ice hockey club team. He helped set the stage for the elevation of the North Dakota club program to NCAA varsity status; the Sioux make their debut in the WCHA the fall of 2004-05.

During his high school coaching career, Olson directed 15 players who went on to Division I playing careers, nine of which played for North Dakota. That group includes current University of North Dakota players David Lundbohm and Jake Brandt and brothers Mike Klema (Yale) and David Klema (Boston University).

Olson was a four-year letter winner for the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs from 1975-’79. He played in 137 games for the Bulldogs, tallying 93 points (35 goals, 58 assists) in his career.

Olson vs. the Huskies
Olson is 5-1-1 against the Huskies after one season at BSU.

Olson vs. the WCHA
Olson holds a 7-23-6 record in games against teams from the WCHA.

Captains
Senior goaltender Anik Côté (Grand Falls, New Brunswick) will serve as captain for the 2003-04 season, while senior forward Guylaine Haché (Petit-Rocher, New Brunswick) and junior defender Jenny Schnickel (Coon Rapids, Minn.) will each carry the title of assistant captain.

Father Figure
Sophomore center Carly Napier (Toronto, Ont.) is the daughter of Mark Napier who played for 11 seasons in the NHL with the Montreal Canadiens (1978-83), Minnesota North Stars (1983-85), Edmonton Oilers (1985-87) and Buffalo Sabres (1987-89). Mark compiled 541 points (235-306) in his career and won Stanley Cups with Montreal (1979) and Edmonton (1985).

Media Information
For season statistics, box scores and any other information concerning Bemidji State University women’s hockey, please contact BSU graduate assistant sports information director Jon Oman at 218-755-2763 or joman@bemidjistate.edu. You can also access all of this information via the Internet at /athletics/, the official Web site of Bemidji State University Athletics.

Stats, Scores and More Information
• Bemidji State: /athletics/
• St. Cloud State: http://www.stcloudstate.edu.edu/~sports
• Western Collegiate Hockey Association: http://www.wcha.com
• US College Hockey Online http://www.uscho.com
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