|December 06, 2013||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||01:24||WIS||Josephs, Katy (McKibbon, Sydney )|
|1||10:14||WIS||Ammerman, Brittany (Channell, Mellissa )|
|1||12:14||BSU||Tougas, Kaitlyn (Bilic, Ivana )|
|2||00:46||BSU||Miller, Lauren (Kelly, Rachael , Hutchinson, Madison)|
|2||13:34||WIS||Josephs, Katy (Burke, Courtney , Berg, Natalie)|
|2||15:04||WIS||Packer, Madison (Turnbull, Blayre )|
|2||15:46||WIS||Nurse, Sarah (Jones, Rachel )|
|3||03:53||WIS||Packer, Madison (Burke, Courtney )|
|3||13:52||WIS||Packer, Madison (Burke, Courtney , Ryan, Jenny)|
|Shots on Goal||16||36|
MADISON, Wis. (LeBahn Arena) –University of Wisconsin used three unanswered goals in the second period to beat Bemidji State University, 7-2, in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association battle. UW improves to 13-2-2 overall and 9-2-2 in the WCHA, while the Beavers drop to 7-8-2 overall and 4-6-1 in WCHA action.
Wisconsin scored first with a goal from Katy Joseph at the 14:24 mark in the first period. The Badgers would add another from their leading goal-scorer Brittany Ammerman at 5:14 left in the first period. The goal was Ammerman’s 11th of the season. Exactly two minutes later, BSU cut Wisconsin’s lead to one with the fourth goal of the season by Kaitlyn Tougas (F, So., Thunder Bay, Ontario). The Tougas goal was assisted by Ivana Bilic (D, So., Coquitlam, British Columbia. The score was 2-1 at the end of the first period despite being outshot in the frame, 13-5.
Bemidji State was 1-4-0 when trailing after the first period entering the game, but that did not deter the Beavers as they struck 40 seconds into the second frame with a goal by freshman forward Lauren Miller (Brockville, Ontario). Rachael Kelly (F, Jr., Roseville, Minn.) and Madison Hutchinson (D, Fr., Maitou, Manitoba) helped set up the game-tying goal as they both tallied assists on BSU’s second lamp lighter. It was just the sixth time in 17 games this season that Wisconsin has allowed two or more goals in a game.
After BSU tied the game 2-2, the Badgers went on a scoring barrage, netting three goals in less than three minutes, one of which was on the power play to open a 5-2 lead.
The third period saw the Badgers extend their lead to 7-2 on a pair of goals as Madison Packer garnered a hat trick. It was the first hat trick allowed by the Beavers since Dec. 8, 2012 versus University of Minnesota’s Amanda Kessel accomplished the feat.
Jessica Havel (G, R-Sr., Grand Rapids, Minn.) was saddled with the loss and drops her record to 0-2-0. Havel made 29 saves in her second start of the season.
Bemidji State wraps up the series versus Wisconsin and the 2013 calendar year Sunday. The series will commence at 2 p.m. at LeBahn Arena.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).