January 28, 20111st2nd3rdFinal
Bemidji State1203
Minnesota Duluth1214
Scoring Summary
103:04BSUCody, Erin
106:47UMDTara Gray (Audrey Cournoyer , Jamie Kenyon)
201:14UMDLaura Fridfinnson (Audrey Cournoyer )
204:32UMDLaura Fridfinnson (Katherine Wilson , Tara Gray)
211:18BSUCody, Erin (Vichorek, Montana , Johnson, Erin)
212:34BSUCody, Erin (Vichorek, Montana , Wheelhouse, Marlee)
304:03UMDElin Holmlov (Pernilla Winberg , Jessica Wong)
Goaltender SummaryMinGAENSv
BSUMcElhinney, Alana58:404031
UMDKim Martin59:333021
Statistical ComparisonBSUUMD
Shots on Goal2435
Power Plays1-51-7
Cody nets 100th career point; Beavers falter to UMD
Friday, January 28, 2011
Cody nets 100th career point; Beavers falter to UMD
DULUTH, Minn. — Bemidji State University women’s hockey senior Erin Cody (Roseville, Minn.) became the third player in school history to record 100 points in a career on Friday night as the Beavers lose to the No. 6 Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs by a score of 4-3 at the AMSOIL Arena.

Not only did Cody become the second most point leader in school history, but she also did it in style recording a hat trick, including back-to-back goals in the second intermission when the Beavers were down 3-1 to tie the game heading into the third.

Making her fourth start of the season, Alana McElhinney (Jr., G.,Calgary, Aberta) made 31 saves in the contest. McElhinney is seeing her first full series of the season, as Zuzana Tomcikova (Jr., G., Bratislava, Slovakia) is with her national team in Turkey playing in the World University games.

The Beavers opened the scoring in the first period at the 3:04 mark as Cody stole the puck at the Bulldog blue line. Skating down on net, fending off a defenseman, Cody pulled UMD’s Olympic goaltender, Kim Martin, out of position before slipping it past her left side. However, Minnesota Duluth’s Tara Gray answered back for the Bulldogs just three minutes later. Gray took a slap shot that McElhinney never saw and the puck went into the back of the net.

Starting off the second period, the Bulldogs took advantage of a slow start by the Beavers and netted two goals within the first five minutes. Laura Fridfinnson netted both goals for UMD.

With the Beavers feeling a bit deflated, they got a lucky bounce, literally. While on the power play, Cody was trying to break into the UMD zone but was cornered off at the blue line against the boards. Cody then flipped the puck high in the air for a dump in. The puck bounced in front of Kim Martin as she dropped into butterfly to stop the bouncing puck. However, as she dropped the puck took a bounce through her five hole and found its way into the back of the net. Montana Vichorek (Jr., Def., Moose Lake, Minn.) and Erin Johnson (Sr., Fwd., Farmington, Minn.) were credited with assists on the play. Just over a minute later Cody found the back of the net again to complete her hat trick. On a rebound off Martin that went behind the net, Cody picked the puck up and curled around the net on her forehand side. When she got in a good shooting angle, Cody sniped a beauty over Martin’s right should to tie the game at 3-3. Marlee Wheelhouse (Jr., Def., Crookston, Minn.) and Vichorek picked up the assists on the goal.

After climbing back from a two-goal deficit, the Beavers entered the third period tied with the No. 6 team in the nation. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs would be the only ones to score in the period and even with an extra attacker in the waning minutes, Bemidji State couldn’t capitalize for a fourth time.

The Beavers dropped their second game of the season to Minnesota Duluth and are now 12-10-3 (10-8-3-2 WCHA) on the season. The Bulldogs pick up their first win in the new AMSOIL Arena and improve to 13-7-3 (11-7-3-0 WCHA) on the season.

Bemidji State’s penalty kill streak ended tonight as UMD scored on the power play in the second period. However, BSU has killed 33 of its last 34 penalties, going 6-7 in the game tonight.

The Beavers will return to the AMSOIL Arena tomorrow night to finish their regular season series against Minnesota Duluth. The game is set to begin at 7:07 p.m.

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