Game Notes vs. Wisconsin
Tuesday, November 4, 2003
Nov. 4, 2003

Up next for the Beavers
Bemidji State hosts Western Collegiate Hockey Association opponent Wisconsin in a two-game set on Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8 at the John Glas Fieldhouse. The puck will drop at 7:05 p.m. Friday night and 2:05 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

The Series vs. Wisconsin
The Badgers have enjoyed a great deal of success in 18 previous meetings with BSU, as they have posted a record of 16-1-1 against the Beavers. Wisconsin took a pair of games (3-5, 1-5) from BSU in the last encounter between the two schools (2-8/9-03).

About the Badgers
The Badgers (5-3-0, 1-3-0 WCHA) are ranked seventh nationally in the U.S. College Hockey Online poll (11-3-03) and sixth in the USA Today/American Hockey Magazine poll (11-4-03), respectively. Wisconsin has lost three of its last four games after starting the 2003-04 campaign 4-0-0.
UW split a weekend series with Ohio State (2-3, 3-1) on Nov. 1 and 2 in Madison, Wis..

Last Week for the Beavers
Bemidji State (1-6-1, 0-4-0 WCHA) dropped a pair of contests (0-8, 1-3) to Mercyhurst (4-1-1) in a non-conference series on Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1. The Lakers own a 5-0-1 all-time record against the Beavers.

Mercyhurst received multi-point games from four different players and nine saves from goaltender Desirae Clark to lead the Lakers to a 8-0 victory on Friday night. BSU rebounded with a much stronger performance on Saturday night, outshooting Mercyhurst 31-21, but in the end the Lakers prevailed 3-1.

Sophomore Carly Napier (Toronto, Ont.) notched her second goal of the season on the power play in Saturday night’s game. Napier is tied for the team lead in goals (2) with freshman Kelly Hart (Ajax, Ont.).

Sophomore goaltender Jill Luebke (Neenah, Wis.) and freshman Crystal Zace (La Grange Park, Ill.) combined to make 21 stops on Friday, while captain Anik Côté (Grand Falls, NB) finished with 18 saves in Saturday’s meeting.

BSU vs. WCHA
Bemidji State holds a record of 23-62-15 against WCHA competition, including an 0-4-0 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 Badgers
Olson is 0-3-1 against the Badgers after one season at BSU.

Olson vs. the WCHA
Olson holds a 5-17-6 record in games against teams from the WCHA.
Stats, Scores and More Information
• Bemidji State: /athletics/
• Wisconsin: http://www.uwbadgers.com
• Western Collegiate Hockey Association: http://www.wcha.com
• US College Hockey Online http://www.uscho.com

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.

Hart Pointing the Way
Freshman forward Kelly Hart leads the Beavers in points (4), is tied for first in goals (2) and tied for the team lead in assists (2) after eight games.

Zuelke a Leader on Defense
Sophomore defenseman Sarah Zuelke (Chaska, Minn.) returns as Bemidji State’s top scoring defenseman from the 2002-03 season with 6 points (2g, 4a). Zeulke netted her first point of the season with an assist in last Saturday’s game with Mercyhurst (11-1-03).

Feeling Minnesota
The state of Minnesota is well represented on the 2003-04 Beavers squad as eight of the 24 (33.3%) players hail from the gopher state.

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 defenseman Jenny Schnickel (Coon Rapids, Minn.) will each carry the title of assistant captain.

Freshmen Producing Early
Four members of the freshmen class, Kelly Hart (4), Helena Tageson (Malmö, Sweden) (3), Nikki Eckebrecht (Hamilton, Ont.) (2) and Nina Ziegenhals (Sankt Augustin, Germany) (1) have combined to produce 10 of the 17 points (58.8%) scored by the Beavers this season.

Father Figure
Sophomore center Carly Napier (Toronto, Ont.) is the daughter of Mark Napier who played for 11 season 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 g, 306a) in his career and won Stanley Cups with Montreal (1979) and Edmonton (1985).

Haché a Record Breaker
Assistant captain Guylaine Haché is making her mark in the record book at BSU, as the senior forward is sixth all-time in games (108), seventh in points (54), seventh in goals (28), seventh in assists (26), fifth in power-play goals (9), fifth in game-winning goals (4) and tied for second in hat tricks (1).

Napier Performing on the Power Play
Carly Napier tallied her team-leading second power-play goal on Nov. 1 against Mercyhurst. Napier is tied for third on the team in scoring with two points.
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