Bemidji drops first game of series versus Huskies 6-2
Friday, October 21, 2005
Oct. 21, 2005
Women’s Ice Hockey

St. Cloud, Minn. - Bemidji State (1-3-1, 0-3-0) suffered its third straight loss as they lost the first game of a weekend series to the St. Cloud State Huskies (1-4-0, 1-4-0) 6-2 on Friday afternoon.

St. Cloud State scored three first period goals that gave them a 3-1 lead at the end of one period of play. Laura Fast recorded her second goal of the season just 1:24 into the game to give the Huskies the early 1-0 lead. Just two-minutes and thirty-four seconds later the Huskies would strike again as Kelly Stewart recorded her first goal of the season to go ahead 2-0.

Bemidji State got on the board at the 5:22 mark of the first period as junior Kelly Hart (Ajax, Ontario) netted her first goal of the season for the Beavers. Assisting on the goal was senior Carly Napier (Toronto, Ontario). Hart has recorded 10 points in the last nine games she has played against the Huskies. St. Cloud would answer back at the middle of the first period when Amy Currier put St. Cloud
back up by two on her first goal of the season.

The score remained 3-1 in favor of the Huskies until late in the second period when sophomore Jessica Pullar (Elk River, Minn.) scored her second goal of the season. This also give Pullar the team lead in power play goals on the season with 2. Sophomore Haley Balcom (Elk River, Minn.) and freshman Allison Johanson (Flagstaff, Ariz.) assisted on the goal.

At the end of the second period BSU trailed by one 3-2.

St. Cloud State’s Denelle Maguet would seal the deal for the Huskies as she recorded her third point of the game (1g, 2a) with a goal at the 9:37 mark of the third period. The Huskies tacked on two empty net goals at the end of the game to give them the 6-2 victory.

Bemidji State’s goalie Emily Brookshaw (Webster, Wis.) allowed four goals in the loss while recording 21 saves. Brookshaw saw her record fall to 0-2-1 on the season.

Bemidji State is now 1-3-1 in the last five meetings versus the Huskies. The Huskies snapped their four game losing streak with a win over the Beavers this afternoon. BSU will try and stop a three game skid tomorrow afternoon, and will look to pick up their first conference victory.

The Beavers and Huskies will be back in action tomorrow afternoon at the National Hockey Center to finish off the weekend series. The puck will drop at 2:07 p.m.