BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Bemidji State women’s hockey team (10-19-7; 7-17-3 WCHA) travels to St. Cloud, Minn. this weekend for its final WCHA road series of the 2013-14 regular season. The Beavers and St. Cloud State (4-24-4; 3-20-3 WCHA) will get the series underway at 7:07 p.m. Friday.
Last TIme Out
The Beavers split their final home series of the 2013-14 season with Ohio State last weekend. Bemidji State took the series opener by a score of 4-1 while the Buckeyes rebounded to gain a 3-1 victory in the series finale. With the victory Friday, the Beavers clinched the season series against Buckeyes for just the second time in school history (2005-06).
Two from Tougas
Kaitlyn Tougas (F, So., Thunder Bay, Ontario) tallied a short-handed goal and an assist in the series against Ohio State. The short-handed goal was her third of the season, which ties a Bemidji State record for most short-handed goals in a season. Tougas also continues to lead the Beavers in points with 19 (7g, 12a).
Senior Tess Dusik (F, Oak Bluff, Manitoba) recorded a pair of points (1g, 1a) in her final regular season action at the Sanford Center. Dusik currently has a three-game point streak.
Grenier with game winners
Junior forward Kristine Grenier (St. Leon, Manitoba) tallied her third game-winning goal in Friday’s victory over Ohio State. Grenier’s three game-winning goals currently leads the team. The Beavers are 5-2-0 this season when Grenier lights the lamp. The Mercyhurst transfer also tallied an assist in Saturday’s contest.
Senior defenseman Alex Ehlert (Portage, Wis.) currently leads the country in blocked shots with 101. Ehlert had eight blocks last weekend.
Moving up in the record books
Defenseman Allie Duellman (Sr., Maplewood, Minn.) scored the sixth goal of her career in Friday’s game against OSU. The six goals put Duellman in sixth place in Bemidji State history for most career goals by a defenseman.
Freshman goaltender Brittni Mowat (Glenboro, Manitoba) earned her tenth victory of the season last weekend. With ten victories, Mowat set a new freshman record for wins in a season.
The Bemidji State power-play unit is currently on a dry spell. The Beavers have not scored a power-play goal in ten chances. BSU’s last power-play goal came Jan. 31 against University of Minnesota Duluth.
About St. Cloud State
St. Cloud State has been led offensively this season by a pair of seniors. Molli Mott leads the team in goals and points with totals of 13 and 22 respectively. Julia Gilbert leads the team in assists with 12 and is second on the team in points with 19. SCSU’s main goaltender this season has been Julie Friend. Friend has a record of 3-15-3 with a .930 save percentage and 2.65 goals against average.
SCSU holds the lead in the all-time series between the two schools, 30-28-7. Bemidji State has won the 12 of the past 16 meetings.
Player to Watch
A player to watch for Bemidji State would be Stephanie Anderson (F, R-So., North St. Paul, Minn.). Anderson scored the game-winning goal in BSU’s victory earlier this season over the Huskies. In five career games, Anderson has scored four points (1g, 3a) against St. Cloud State.
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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).