Joyce inks contract with Sweden’s HV71 hockey club

Joyce inks contract with Sweden’s HV71 hockey club
Friday, April 13, 2018
Joyce inks contract with Sweden’s HV71 hockey club

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Former All-Western Collegiate Hockey Association Bemidji State University women’s hockey defenseman Alexis Joyce has signed a professional contract to join the HV71 hockey club of the Swedish Women’s Hockey League (SDHL).

Joyce, who played at Bemidji State from 2014-18, was a two-time All-WCHA selection and totaled 81 career points (22g-59a) in four seasons at BSU and ranks second on the program’s career points list for defenseman. Joyce led the Beavers’ blueline with 23 points (6g-17a) during her senior season and was fourth among league defenders. The Lakeville, Minn., native skated in all 148 games of her career, never missing a game, and set a program record skating for consecutive games played.

The HV71 finished fifth in the SDHL standings during the 2017-18 season with a 15-17-4 record and fell in the first round of the playoffs.

Joining Joyce on the 2018-19 roster will be fellow WCHA members Claudia Kepler from University of Wisconsin and Jessica Healy from University of Minnesota Duluth.

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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).