Bemidji State loses shootout after 3-3 draw
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Bemidji State loses shootout after 3-3 draw
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Franny Dorr (Sr., Roseville Minn.) led the Bemidji State offense helping out with every goal by scoring one and assisting on the others in a 3-3 tie against St. Cloud State on Saturday afternoon. The Huskies went on to claim the shootout victory 1-0 in three rounds.

Only picking up one point on the weekend, Bemidji State (8-13-7, 7-8-7-3 WCHA) now sits in fourth place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association with 24 points. St. Cloud State (11-11-6, 8-10-4-3 WCHA) surpasses Ohio State to claim fifth place with 23 points.

Bemidji State was first on the scoreboard after Erin Cody (Jr., Roseville, Minn.) scored on just the second shot of the game for the Beavers at the 6:27 mark of the first period. Annie Bauerfeld (Jr., Woodbury, Minn.) and Dorr would both record assists on the play. However, 10 minutes later St. Cloud State would answer back behind a Meaghan Pezon goal.

In the second period both team would again trade goals, this time with the Huskies scoring first to take a 2-1 lead. Dorr would equalize with 11 seconds left in the second period. Dorr received helpers from Bauerfeld and Erika Wheelhouse (Fr., Crookston, Minn.).

Until the third period of the game, neither side had scored a single power-play goal all weekend. Unfortunately for the Beavers, they would be the ones giving up the special teams goal. In the third period, Sadie Lundquist (Fr., Cloquet, Minn.) was called for tripping six minutes into the period. On the ensuing man-disadvantage, Beaver goalie Alana McElhinney (So., Calgary, Alberta) was called for tripping. BSU defenseman Jackie Robertson (Sr., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) went to the box for McElhinney since one of the players on the ice when the infraction occurred had to serve the penalty. The Beavers were able to kill off the five-on-three with Lundquist serving her penalty without incident. However, during the five-on-four St. Cloud State netted its third goal of the game to go up 3-2.

Not wanting to leave St. Cloud pointless, the Beavers didn’t give up. In the final minute of the game, McElhinney went to the bench for an extra attacker as the Beavers looked for the game-tying goal. They found that goal on the stick of Bauerfeld with just 24 seconds remaining in the game. Dorr and Wheelhouse both picked up assists on the goal.

In the overtime period, McElhinney turned away four shots on goal to help ensure her team grabbed one point from the game. Bemidji State’s offense came up short in the shootout, with all three skaters failing to score. The Huskies walked away with the extra point winning the shootout 1-0 in three rounds.

Bemidji State has entered into the most rounds of shootout than any other team in the WCHA, having participated in 36 rounds in seven shootouts.

In the past 12 games, Erin Cody has scored 12 goals and tallied four assists.

Freshman defender Erika Wheelhouse recorded her fourth multi-point game of the year notching two assists. She leads all freshmen and all defenders in scoring with 13 points and leads the team in assists (13).

The game was Franny Dorr’s first multi-point game of her career.

The Bemidji State women’s hockey team will finish it’s three-week roadstand with a trip to Madison, Wis. this weekend. The first game of the weekend on Saturday will be a unique experience as it will be the Culver’s Camp Randall Hockey Classic. The game will be outdoors at the University of Wisconsin’s football stadium, Camp Randall Stadium. Game time for that is set for 2 p.m. The final game of the weekend will conclude on Sunday at 2:07 p.m. at the Kohl Center. Saturday’s outdoor game will be shown on tape-delay on the Big 10 Network following the conclusion of the Wisconsin vs Michigan men’s game.

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