BSU five game winning-streak snapped
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Feb. 25, 2006
Women’s Ice Hockey

BEMIDJI , Minn. - On Senior day the Bemidji State Beavers (11-21-2, 10-18-0 WCHA) would see its five game-winning streak snapped by the No. 9 team in the nation the St. Cloud State Huskies (16-17-1, 13-14-1 WCHA) by a score of 4-0. Bemidji State was unable to get on track in its final regular season game of the season as they were only able to generate twelve shots on goal for the game.

After putting up three-goals in three-minutes in the first period of yesterday’s contest the Beavers were held scoreless throughout the first period of play in game two of the weekend series with the St. Cloud State Huskies. Bemidji State was able to keep the Huskies off the board in the first period as well and the period would end in a 0-0 tie. Both teams went 0-for-1 on the power-play and were only able to generate one shot on goal with the man-advantage.

Goaltender Jill Luebke (Neenah, Wis.) had a solid first period of play as she stopped all seven shots that she faced in the period. St. Cloud State netminder Lauri St. Jaques would also stop everything that came her way as she finished the period with six saves.

The Huskies were able to out-shoot the Beavers 7-to-6 in the period.

In the second period of play St. Cloud State turned up the defense as they only allowed one shot on goal. This is a season low for shots on goal in a period for the Beavers. St. Cloud would break the scoreless deadlock at 13:11 of the second period when Michelle Moen would net an unassisted goal,her first goal of the season to give the Huskies a 1-0 lead. That would be the only scoring in the second period and the period would end with the Huskies leading 1-0.

Jill Luebke would record nine saves in the period for a game total of 16 saves, while St. Cloud State netminder recorded one save in the period for a game total of seven saves.

The Huskies out-shot the Beavers 10-to-1 in the second period and led in the game 17-to-7. The one shot on goal is the lowest shots on goal that the Beavers have had in a period since Feb. 14, 2004 when they only had one shot on goal in the second period against the Universtiy of Minnesota Duluth.

In the third period of play St. Cloud State continued to apply pressure on Bemidji State netminder Jill
Luebke and was able to net three goals in the period. Abby Krause scored her first goal of the season at 4:21 of the period to put St. Cloud State up 2-0. St. Cloud State would capitalize later in the period on the power-play when Ashley Stewart would take a pass from Krisy Oonincx and beat Luebke to put the Huskies up 3-0. Amy Currier would add some insurance for the Huskies at 16:33 to put the Huskies up 4-0 late in the third period. Lauri St. Jacques would stop the five shots that she would face in the period to secure the 4-0 shut-out.

For the game St. Cloud State out-shot Bemidji State 29-to-12.

The Beavers ended the evening 0-for-4 on the power-play while St. Cloud State was 1-for-5. Bemidji State has killed off 44 of its last 47 penalties.

Senior netminder Jill Luebke would see her four game win-streak snapped as she recorded 25 saves in the loss for the Beavers. With the loss Luebke falls to 7-10-1 on the season. Lauri St. Jacques only needed 12 saves to complete the shut-out for the Huskies. With the win Jacques improves to 10-12-1 on the season.

Bemidji State is now 13-14-4 all-time versus the St. Cloud State Huskies.

Bemidji State be in action next weekend as they will face either the University of Minnesota or the University of Minnesota-Duluth in the first round of the WCHA tournament. It will be a three game series, the first time that the WCHA has went to a three game series in the first round of the playoffs.