Game Notes vs. North Dakota
Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Jan. 13, 2004

Up next for the Beavers
Bemidji State will take a break from Western Collegiate Hockey Association competition with a home-and-home series with North Dakota on Friday, Jan. 16 and Sunday, Jan. 18. Friday’s contest at the John Glas Fieldhouse begins at 7:05 p.m., while Sunday’s matchup starts at 2:05 p.m. at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

The Series vs. North Dakota
BSU has compiled a 2-1-1 record against UND, but the Fighting Sioux came away with a 2-1 victory over the Beavers in the last meeting between the two teams on Jan. 18, 2003, at the John Glas Fieldhouse. Bemidji State owns a 0-1-1 home record and a 2-0 mark at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

About the Fighting Sioux
North Dakota (6-13-2) is playing in its final season as a Division I independent, as the Fighting Sioux will join the WCHA in the 2004-05 season. UND has knocked off two teams ranked in the US College Hockey Online Poll (Jan. 12) and USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll (Jan. 13) in New Hampshire (3-2) on Nov. 2 and Minnesota State (2-0) on Nov. 8. The Fighting Sioux defeated Clarkson 5-2 on Jan. 12, after dropping a pair of games (0-1, 2-6) at sixth-ranked St. Lawrence on Jan. 9 and 10.

The North Dakota offense is led by forwards Elizabeth Pink (8-9-17) and Stasia Bakhit (11-7-18). Margaret-Ann Hinkley has earned the most time between the pipes for UND and she has notched a 4-7-1 record and 3.09 goals against average.

Last Time Out for the Beavers
BSU (4-13-1, 2-10-0 WCHA) was swept (3-7, 1-3) by St. Cloud State on Friday Jan. 9 and Saturday, Jan. 10 at the National Hockey Center. SCSU earned its frst sweep of the Beavers since defeating BSU 4-1 and 7-2 on Jan. 22-23, 1999 at the John Glas Fieldhouse.

St. Cloud’s Roxanne Stang scored two goals and four assists to pace the Huskies to a 7-3 triumph on Friday night. Frosh Kelly Hart (Ajax, Ont.) netted a goal and assist in the loss for the Beavers, giving her 12 points (6-6) on the season, which places her first on the BSU scoring list. Assist captain Jenny Schnickel (Coon Rapids, Minn.) tallied her second marker of the season, while Kate Robinson (Shanty Bay, Ont.) notched her fourth score of the year as well.

Goalkeepers Anik Côté (Grand Falls, NB) and Jill Luebke (Neenah, Wis.) each earned time between the pipes for the Beavers, as Côté finished with 15 saves to Luebke’s 11.

The Huskies scored two power-play goals and one shorthanded lamplighter to solidify a 3-1 victory on Saturday afternoon. Roxanne Stang added three more points (2-1) to her weekend total of nine points (3-6) to anchor the Husky scoring attack. Kate Robinson scored the lone goal for the Beavers on the power-play, which marked the fourth consecutive game in which the freshman has scored at least one point.

Jill Luebke stopped 22 shots in goal for the Beavers and her season record is now 3-9-1.