WCHA All-Stars lose first of two games 5-1
Friday, September 30, 2005
Sept. 30, 2005
Bemidji, Minn. - Tara Hiscock (Bemidji, Minn.) and Emily Brookshaw (Webster, Wis.) performed well in the first of a two game series against the USA National Team. Brookshaw got the start in goal for the WCHA All-Star team as she only let in two goals in a period and a half of play. Brookshaw showed a lot of poise between the pipes as she kept the WCHA All-Stars in the game with timely saves. Brookshaw split time with Riitta Schablin (Basel, Switzerland) goaltender for the University of Minnesota, Duluth Bulldogs.

Natalie Darwitz put the U.S. National Team on the board early, scoring her first goal of the night at 3:36 of the first period. Linemates Krissy Wendel and Kelly Stephens assisted on the play. Team USA added an additional goal at 9:12 of the first.

In the second period Stephens added a goal at 11:25, putting the National team up 3-0. Darwitz added her second goal of the game at 15:03 of the second period. At 16:24 the U.S. National Team added it’s fifth goal of the evening.

The WCHA added it’s lone goal of the game at 1:04 of the third period by Wisconsin’s Sharon Cole. Cole was named the WCHA Player of the Game, while Darwitz was the Player of the Game for Team USA.

The U.S. National Team won 5-1 in the first of a two-game series.

The two teams will travel to Duluth, Minn. to face-off at the DECC tomorrow night in the final of a two game series . The drop of the puck will be at 7:05 p.m.Ticket Prices:

Tickets at the DECC: $12 adults / $10 students; Available at the DECC box office, ticketmaster.com or ticketmaster charge-by-phone (612-989-5151), or at any local Younkers