BEMIDJI, Minn. – Former Bemidji State University women’s hockey standout Stephanie Anderson is set to play for the Canadian Women’s Hockey League championship after helping the Kunlun Red Star win its first-round playoff matchup. Anderson and the rest of the Red Star will face-off against Markham Thunder for the Clarkson Cup championship trophy.
Anderson helped the Red Star advance to the championship game by scoring the overtime game-winning goal in game two of the best-of-three series to force a series deciding game three where the Red Star were able to outlast the Calgary Inferno 1-0 in triple overtime.
In her first season with the Red Star and the team’s inaugural season in the CWHL, Anderson finished fifth in scoring on the team with 17 points (8g-17a) and ninth among league rookies. Anderson, who played at BSU from 2013-16, led the Beavers in goals in her junior and senior seasons and recorded 51 points (30g-21a) in her three-year career at BSU. The North St. Paul, Minn., native is the program’s all-time leader in game-winning goals (9) and earned a gold medal with Team USA at the 2014 Four Nations Cup.
Anderson and her teammates battle for the league’s championship Sunday, March 25 at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario at noon ET. Sunday’s game will be broadcast on Sportsnet in Canada.
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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).