Mavericks up end Beavers in Mankato, Minn.
Saturday, January 21, 2006
Jan. 21, 2006
Women’s Ice Hockey

MANKATO , Minn. - Bemidji State (6-18-2, 5-15-0 WCHA) falls 5-2 in series finale against Minnesota State (10-11-3, 7-9-2 WCHA). The Mavericks used two goals in the second and third periods to pick up a WCHA series split with the Beavers. Despite out shooting the Mavericks 33-to-27 in the game the Beavers were only able to produce two goals in the 5-2 loss.

After picking up a 2-1 win last night over the Mavericks the Beavers were not able to pick up its first series sweep of the season as the Beavers lost 5-2 in the series finale in Mankato, Minn. The Mavericks did not waste much time to get on the score board as Kristina Bunker put the Mavericks up 1-0 just 1:27 in to the game. The Mavericks Maggie Fisher would take a hooking penalty at 15:26 of the first period and the Beavers would take advantage. Just ten seconds into the power-play Nikki Eckebrecht (Hamilton, Ontario) would score her ninth goal of the season to tie the game at one a piece. Assisting on the power-play goal was Kelly Hart (Ajax, Ontario) and Helena Tageson (Malmo, Sweden).

Going into the first intermission the score would be tied at 1-1.

Minnesota State out-shot Bemidji State 10-to-9 in the first period of play.

Bemidji State goaltender Emily Brookshaw (Webster, Wis.) stopped nine of the ten shots that she faced in the first period while Maverick goaltender Britni Kehler stopped eight of the nine shots she faced.

The Mavericks would jump ahead of the Beavers again at 6:06 of the second period when Maggie Fisher netted her eleventh goal of the season for the Mavericks. Once again the Beavers would take advantage of a Maverick penalty when Helena Tageson netted her eight goal of the season one minute into the Beaver power-play. Picking up the assist on Tageson’s goal was Brooke Collins (Pilot Mound, Manitoba). Tageson’s goals tied the game at 2-2 with eight minutes left in the second period. The game did not stayed tied very long as Amanda Stohr would score the game winning goal at the 17:35 mark of the second period. At the end of the second period the Mavericks had a 3-2 lead over the Beavers.

Bemidji State out-shot Minnesota State 13-to-10 in the second period but was only able to net one goal in the period.

In the final frame Bemidji State would out-shoot Minnesota State 11-to-7 but was unable to produce any goals in the period. Minnesota State would add some insurance goals in the period one coming off the stick of Kristina Bunker her second of the game. Bunker’s goal put the Mavericks up 4-2 with ten minutes to play in the game. Bemidji State would pull its goaltender late in the third period and the Mavericks Felicia Nelson would make the Beavers pay as she netted an empty net goal at 19:25 in the third period to put the Mavericks up 5-2, which is how the game would end.

Bemidji State goaltender Emily Brookshaw stopped 22 shots in a losing effort. Brookshaw falls to 3-10-1 on the season.

Minnesota State goaltender Britini Kehler stopped 31 shots in the 5-2 victory over the Beavers. With the victory Kehler improves to 9-7-2 on the season.

For the second straight night Bemidji State out-shot the Mavericks. Bemidji State out-shot Minnesota State 33-to-27 in the game.

Bemidji State is now 12-13-5 all-time versus Minnesota State.

Bemidji State ended the evening 2-for-3 on the man advantage while Minnesota State was 0-for-3.

Bemidji State will continue its road swing as the Beavers will travel to Madison, Wis., next weekend January 28-29 to take on the top ranked team in the nation the Wisconsin Badgers. Both games are slated to start at 2:07 p.m.