MADISON, Wis. - The Western Collegiate Hockey Association announced today that Bemidji State goaltender Zuzana Tomcikova (So., Bratislava, Slovakia) will be playing for the WCHA Women’s All-Star Team that will play against the U.S. Women’s National Team on Sept. 25.
Tomcikova posted a .917 save percentage last year facing a blistering 1,118 shots. Her talents garnered her WCHA All-Second Team honors, the highest individual award received in BSU women’s hockey history. Tomcikova will also be representing her native country of Slovakia for the Olympic Games in Vancouver this winter.
The game will be played at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul and the WCHA All-Star Team will feature four players from defending national (NCAA Women’s Frozen Four) champion University of Wisconsin and four post-season honorees from the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s all-league teams. The team will be coached by St. Cloud State head coach Jeff Giesen.
Current BSU assistant coach Heather Farrell will also be an assistant coach for the WCHA All-Star Team. Farrell came to Bemidji State from Bowdoin College where she spent three years coaching.
The U.S. Women’s National Team will include 15 current and former WCHA players on its 22-women roster, including former Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winner Jesse Vetter, a goaltender from Wisconsin.
Tickets for the game between the WCHA All-Stars and the U.S. Women’s National Team on Friday, Sept. 25 at 7:00 pm CT are available now via the Xcel Energy Center’s official web site and box office. To visit the Xcel Energy Center’s official web site go to: http://www.xcelenergycenter.com/index2.jsp. Then click on the Sept. 25 Qwest Tour link in the schedule of events.
The Beavers will start their season the following night on Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. when the play against the Minnesota Whitecaps at home for an exhibition game.