The Bemidji State women’s hockey team's game on Saturday will be a unique experience as BSU will take part in the Culver’s Camp Randall Hockey Classic. The game will be outdoors at the University of Wisconsin’s football stadium, Camp Randall Stadium.
Saturday’s outdoor game will be shown on tape-delay on the Big 10 Network at 8 p.m. following the conclusion of the Wisconsin vs Michigan men’s game.
Series against Wisconsin
• Earlier this season Bemidji State shutout the Badgers 1-0 in Coleraine, Minn. The following night Wisconsin beat BSU 3-1 to split the weekend.
•The shutout was only the second win against Wisconsin in BSU history. Overall the Badgers hold the advantage in the series going 40-2--2 against Bemidji State.
• After falling 5-4 to Ohio State in the last nine seconds of game one last Friday night, Wisconsin answered with a 3-2 win last Saturday afternoon at the OSU Ice Rink to split the series with the Buckeyes. The Badgers split the season series 2-2-0 dropping both Friday games. In the opener the Badgers had the lead for most of the game before giving up the lead in the final nine seconds. Wisconsin picked
up three special team goals, two power-play goals and a shorthanded goal by Jasmine Giles. Four different Badgers scored, dropping the 5-4 decision. In the finale, freshman Brianna Decker scored all three of UW’s goals to record her first career hat trick leading Wisconsin to a 3-2 victory.
• Wisconsin only has five victories in a series opener going 5-7-2 in openers. The Badgers have eight series splits this season. Wisconsin has only picked up two series sweeps and suffered its first sweep of the season against No. 7 Minnesota Duluth.
• The Badgers have netted 81 goals by 14 different Badgers. • Wisconsin has out-shot opponents in every game but two against Minnesota (11/1) and Ohio State (1/29) this season, averaging 35.1 shots per game compared to the average shots allowed per game at 525.2. UW has taken 277 more shots than its opponents this season with a total of 984 shots.
Last Time Out
• Last time out BSU split the weekend with St. Cloud State in St. Cloud, Minn.
• In Friday’s Jan. 29 game, the Huskies scored three unanswered goals to claim a 3-2 victory. Erin Cody and Annie Bauerfeld scored the goals for the Beavers, both coming in the first period.
• Saturday’s Jan. 30 game saw the Beavers jump on the scoreboard first again, behind an Erin Cody goal. Goals by Annie Bauerfeld and Franny Dorr helped the Beavers force an overtime to gain one point on the weekend.
• Only picking up one point on the weekend, Bemidji State (8-13-7, 7-8-7-3 WCHA) now sits in fourth place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association with 24 points. St. Cloud State (11-11-6, 8-10-4-3 WCHA) surpasses Ohio State to claim fifth place with 23 points.
She’s On Fire!
• Erin Cody has been averaging one goal/game and 1.33 points/game in her last 12 games. In those games she has netted 12 goals and tallied four helpers.
• She has tallied two-thirds of her season goals in the past 12 games.
• In those past 12 games she has recorded 14 points. (2 goals at North Dakota on Dec. 5; 2 goals vs. North Dakota on Dec. 6; 1 goal at Minnesota Duluth on Dec. 12; 1goal and 1 assist at Minnesota Duluth on Dec. 13; 1 assist vs Minnesota State on Jan. 9; 1 goal vs Minnesota State on Jan. 8; 1 goal vs Minnesota on Jan. 16; 2 goals at Ohio State on Jan. 22; 1 assist at Ohio State on Jan. 23; 1 goal and 1 assist at St. Cloud State on Jan. 29; 1 goal at St. Cloud State on Jan. 30).
• Erin Cody (16G, 11A), Erin Johnson (10G, 5A), and Annie Bauerfeld (6G, 12A) have accounted for 45 percent of the offensive production so far this season for the Beavers.
• Six of Johnson’s goals have come on the power play.
• Six of the six game-winning goals have come from the trio, four from Johnson (Oct. 30 vs. Wayne State, Nov. 7 vs. Minnesota State, Dec. 5 vs. North Dakota, & Jan. 9 vs Minnesota State), one from Bauerfeld (Oct. 16 vs. Wisconsin), and one from Cody (Dec. 6 vs. North Dakota).
• On Dec. 9 Cody was recognized for her efforts in the series against North Dakota being named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week. She scored four goals, including a game winner in OT, over the weekend against the Sioux.
• After a stellar freshman campaign Beaver goaltender Zuzana Tomcikova has made an even better sophomore debut this season gathering 708 saves on 752 shots. She currently has a .941 save percentage on the season while recording a 1.97 goals against average.
• She recorded her eighth-career shutout on Jan. 23 at Ohio State stopping 38 shots.
• In her seventh-career shutout Tomcikova made 37 saves, 30 of which came in the first two periods against Minnesota State at home on Jan. 9, 2009.
• Posting her sixth-career shutout, Tomcikova turned away 26 shots, including eight on the PK, to help lift the Beavers 3-0 over North Dakota.
• Stopping 28 shots on Nov. 13, 2009 against St. Cloud State at home, Tomcikova earned her fifth-career shutout and her second on the year.
• In the second shoot out of the season for the Beavers, Tomcikova stopped 11 of 13 shooters to help BSU claim the extra point from the shootout win against Minnesota State on Nov. 6, 2009.
• Her shutout against Wisconsin on Oct. 10, 2009 was the second time Bemidji State has recorded a shutout against the Badgers.
• She was named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Oct.14-20. She now has a total of four defensive player of the week awards after garnering three in a row last year.
• Tomcikova will be playing for the Slovakian National Women’s Hockey Team in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
• Her success on the ice last year didn’t go unnoticed as she was the first player in WCHA history to be honored with Defensive Player of the Week three times in a row (Dec. 10 - Jan. 7).
• She was also named to the 2008-09 All-WCHA Rookie Team and 2008-09 All-WCHA Second Team, which was the highest individual award won by a BSU women’s hockey player.
• Jackie Robertson returns for her senior season as one of the team captains. Robertson anchors the blue line this season as the oldest and most experienced member of the D-line.
• Sacrificing their bodies, the BSU defense has blocked 578 shots so far this season; including 51 blocked shots in the weekend against Minnesota Duluth (Dec. 12-13) and 50 in the Jan. 15-16 weekend against Minnesota.
• Sisters and defensive linemates Erika Wheelhouse and Marlee Wheelhouse recorded a total of 32 blocks over the weekends against Wisconsin and Ohio State. Including a total of 15 blocked shots in the 1-0 shutout against the Badgers.
• Erika was recognized by the WCHA for her efforts in the Jan. 8-9 weekend against Minnesota State being named Rookie of the Week. Wheelhouse contributed two assists, blocked nine shots and helped Bemidji State blank the Mavericks on all nine of their power-play chances in the two-game series.
• Erika Wheelhouse is leading all freshmen in scoring with 13 points (0G, 13A).
• In second place among freshmen with nine points is Sadie Lundquist (2G, 7A). MacKenzie Thurston and Keirstin Visser also have two goals each.
Clutch in Overtime
• Bemidji State is currently unbeaten in games that enter into overtime (1-0-7).
• BSU has won three of the six shootouts that it has entered in the 2009-10 campaign lending to the success in the standings that the Beavers have experienced this season.
• Bemidji State is first in the league for having competed in the most rounds of a shootout with 36. Minnesota State has the second-most with 27.
Sharing the Wealth
• The Beavers have 16 players who have recorded points so far this season.
• The 15 players have combined to score 134 points for BSU.
• While playing in every game so far this season, senior captain Franny Dorr has only earned two trips to the penalty box.
• Dorr is seventh on the team in scoring, with three goals and five assists.
• In 129 games, she has only compiled 32 penalties for 64 PIMs, roughly averaging one penalty in every four games.
• The Nov. 13, 2009 game against St. Cloud State was the first game BSU has ever gone 60 minutes without being called for a penalty.
• There was only one penalty called during the game and technically no player on the ice was assessed. The lone infraction was on St. Cloud State for too many players on the ice.
Helper from the crease
• Alana McElhinney became the fourth goalie in BSU women’s hockey history to record a point when notching an assist on Jan. 29 at St. Cloud State. Past tenders on the score sheet include Jill Luebke (2A), Janet Hicks (1A) and Bre Dedrickson (1A).