Cody nets shorty in 4-1 loss to UMD
Saturday, December 6, 2008
DULUTH, Minn. - Erin Cody (So., Roseville, Minn.) netted her second short-handed goal of the season and goaltender Zuzana Tomcikova (Fr., Bratislava, Slovakia) equaled her career high with 47 saves in the Bemidji State women’s hockey teams’ 4-1 loss to the No. 4-ranked University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs Saturday night at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center.

Bemidji State fell to 1-13-2 on the season and 0-12 in Western Collegiate Hockey Association play, while UMD improved its record to 11-5-2 overall and 7-5-2 in the WCHA.

UMD got one goal in both the first and second periods and never looked back.

Laura Fridfinnson started the scoring 6:20 into the first off assists from Jaime Rasmussen and Sarah Murray, and Libby Guzzo added a marker 17:21 into the second with help from Kacy Ambroz to make the score 2-0 heading into the second intermission.

Emmanuelle Blais and Saara Tuominen each lit the lamp with assists from Myriam Trepanier, Haley Irwin and Rasmussen in the third to make the score 4-0.

But just 52 seconds after Tuominen’s power-play marker, Cody helped her team avoid the shutout.

She scored the short-handed goal off an assist from Erin Babineau (Fr., St. Paul, Minn.) at the 13:53 mark, and that would be all the scoring from both sides.

Cody notched her team-leading sixth goal of the season, while Babineau helped on her third goal of the year.

BSU went 0-for-3 on the power play, while the Bulldogs went 1-for-8. BSU has now allowed a power-play marker in 10-of-12 WCHA contests this season.

UMD outshot the Beavers 51-22, equaling the same amount of shots the team had in the first game of the series.

Tomcikova dropped to 1-10-1 this season, but did make a career-high 93 saves over the weekend.

Cody now has three short-handed goals for her career, which ties her for second all-time in BSU history, one behind Lill Raynard (1999-03). Cody also has two shorty’s this season, making this the first time a Beaver has notched more than one in a single season since Amber Fryklund (3) and Caesare Stimson (2) both did it in the 2000-01 campaign. Cody is also just the sixth player in school history to notch multiple shorty’s in a single year.

The last time BSU had at least 22 shots against UMD was Jan. 18, a span of five games, and the last time the Beavers netted at least three goals in a two-game series at the DECC was Feb. 3-4, 2002.

Bemidji State will wrap up the fall semester before breaking to observe the holidays next weekend (Dec. 12-13) with a series against the University of North Dakota at John Glas Fieldhouse. The two teams will take the ice at 7:07 p.m. and 2:07 p.m., respectively.