BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State University women’s hockey sophomore Jacqueline Kaasa earned her first career Western Collegiate Hockey Association accolade after being named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week, Dec. 5.
Kaasa led the WCHA and tied for second nationally by totaling four points (2g-2a) over the weekend to help the Beavers (6-10-2, 4-7-1-1 WCHA) earn a series split on the road at No. 6/5 University of Minnesota. The North Hudson, Wis., native recorded all four points in Saturday’s 4-2 upset by recording her first career multi-goal game and multi-point game, setting a career-best. Kaasa factored in on all four goals by the Beavers including scoring the game-winning goal and finished the weekend by going +3.
Kaasa joins Ohio State University’s Kassiday Sauve and St. Cloud State University’s Emma Polusny as weekly award recipients.
Kaasa is the third member of the BSU women’s hockey team to earn a WCHA weekly award following Mak Langie (Nov. 21) and Erin Deters (Nov. 14) earlier this season.
The Beavers get set to host Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) this weekend to kick-off a six-game home stand for a non-conference series. Puck drop is slated at 3:07 p.m. both Friday and Saturday at Sanford Center.
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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).