|February 19, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||16:17||BSU||Anderson, Stephanie (Tougas, Kaitlyn )|
|2||10:29||BSU||Thibodeau, Summer (Nelson, Ciscely , Rose, Tegan)|
|2||10:51||MINNST||Davidson, Hannah (Fiegert, Anna-Maria , Duesterhoeft, Lena)|
|3||19:31||BSU||Tougas, Kaitlyn (Miller, Lauren )|
|Shots on Goal||31||24|
MANKATO, Minn. – The No. 7 Bemidji State University women’s hockey team defeated Minnesota State University, Mankato 3-1, Friday night to secure third place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings.
The Beavers now have 51 points in league play and will host the University of Minnesota Duluth in the first round of the WCHA Playoffs, Feb. 26-28. BSU now boasts a 21-9-3 (16-9-2 WCHA) record, tying the program’s highest win total.
Three different Beavers scored for Bemidji State in Stephanie Anderson, Summer Thibodeau, and Kaitlyn Tougas. Tougas finished with two points on the night while Lauren Miller, Ciscely Nelson, and Tegan Rose all had assists for BSU.
Junior Brittni Mowat earned her 21st win of the season after stopping 23-of-24 shots by the Mavericks to extend her record to 21-9-2.
The Beavers grabbed the lead in the first period when Anderson scored the first short-handed goal of the season for Bemidji State to send them into the locker room up 1-0 after the first 20 minutes.
Bemidji State extended its lead to 2-0 at 10:29 of the second period when Thibodeau netted her third goal of the season. However, Minnesota State responded quickly and just 12 seconds later, Hannah Davidson made it 2-1. The Beavers would make it 3-1 with just 29 seconds remaining in the third period when Tougas added an empty-net goal to secure the Beaver victory.
The Beavers and Mavericks wrap-up their final meeting of the regular season tomorrow and will play at 3:07 p.m.
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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).