EDINA, Minn. – Bemidji State University women’s hockey sophomore Emily Bergland was tabbed the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Offensive Player of the Week Tuesday. Bergland led the WCHA with four points (3g-1a) over the weekend as the Beavers split its regular season finale with Minnesota State University, Mankato.
The Thief River Falls, Minn., native earns her first weekly award from the WCHA in her career. Bergland began the weekend by leading the Beavers to a 6-1 win over the Mavericks, Feb. 17 where she totaled three points (2g-1a) in the game. She scored a power-play goal, short-handed goal and the game-winning goal during the contest. Bergland then scored the lone Beavers’ goal Saturday in a 3-1 loss.
Bergland also tallied two power-play points (1g-1a) to tie for the league lead over the weekend and now has 10 points (5g-5a) with the extra attacker, fourth in the WCHA. She leads the Beavers in scoring during her sophomore season and has tallied 25 points (16g-9a) and is tied for eighth in the WCHA with 16 goals.
Bergland joins Alexis Joyce, Abby Halluska, Haley Mack and Brittni Mowat as members of the Beaver squad to earn WCHA weekly accolades.
Bemidji State begins its postseason run this weekend as the seventh seed in the WCHA Playoffs. The Beavers travel to second-seed University of Minnesota for a best-of-three series, Feb 24-26 at Ridder Arena.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU 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).