Bemidji State gets shut-out by North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D.
Saturday, December 10, 2005
Dec. 10, 2005
Women’s Ice Hockey

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Bemidji State (3-12-2, 2-10-0 WCHA) struggles up in Grand Forks, N.D. as North Dakota (3-12-2, 1-10-2 WCHA) dominated from the start. Bemidji State could not get on track as the Sioux would shut-out the Beavers 4-0 in the opening game of the weekend series.

In the first period of play at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D. the Sioux led the Beavers 1-0 at the end of one period of play. Samantha Bowers recorded her fifth goal of the season at 16:54 of the first period to put the Sioux up 1-0. Bemidji State was unable to produce much offense as they were only able to get one shot on goal. The last time Bemidji State only had one shot on goal in the first period was against Mercyhurst on October 31, 2003. North Dakota out-shot Bemidji State 12-to-1 in the first period of play.

Sophomore goaltender Emily Brookshaw (Webster, Wis.) recorded eleven saves in the first period of play for Bemidji State while North Dakota goaltender Margaret-Ann Hinkley had one save in the period.

In the second period of play the Sioux continued to control the play. Emily Brookshaw made a big save on a break away by Cami Wooster early in the second period to keep the score at 1-0 in favor of the Sioux. The Sioux also had a goal taken away because of a high sticking call at 15:43 of the second period. The Sioux continued to keep the pressure on goaltender Emily Brookshaw and Cara Wooster notched a power-play goal at 17:12 of the second period to put the Sioux up 2-0 late in the second.
Bemidji State continued to struggle on the offensive end of the ice as they only got five shots on goal in the second period. At the end of two-periods of play the Sioux were out-shooting the Beavers 28-to-6.

At the start of the third period Allison Johanson (Flagstaff, Ariz.) took a penalty at 19:21 and the Sioux would capitalize. Samantha Bowers would score her second goal of the game at 18:28 in the third period to give the Sioux a three goal lead. At the ten minute mark of the third period the Beavers only had one shot on goal for the period. The Sioux would add to its lead at 9:21 on an unassisted goal by Cami Wooster her ninth on the season for the Sioux. Bemidji State was only able to get five shots on goal in the third period.

Bemidji State was out-shot in the game 40-to-11.

Sophomore goaltender Emily Brookshaw dropped her seventh game on the year falling to 1-7-1 on the season. Brookshaw recorded thirty saves in the loss for the Beavers.

North Dakota goaltender Margaret-Ann Hinkley stopped all eleven shots that she faced to secure the shut-out. Hinkley improves to 1-3-0 on the season.

Bemidji State went 0-for-4 on the power-play while North Dakota was 2-for-6.

Bemidji State and North Dakota will battle again tomorrow afternoon at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. The puck is scheduled to drop at 2:07 p.m.