|February 22, 2014||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|St. Cloud State||0||0||0||0|
|2||14:24||BSU||Anderson, Stephanie (Tougas, Kaitlyn , Bilic, Ivana)|
|3||19:35||BSU||Tougas, Kaitlyn (Ehlert, Alex )|
|Shots on Goal||25||38|
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (Herb Brooks National Hockey Center) – The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team skated to a 3-0 victory over Western Collegiate Hockey Association rival St. Cloud State University Saturday afternoon in the 2013-14 regular season finale.
BSU’s Jessica Havel (G, R-Sr., Grand Rapids, Minn.) nabbed her first victory of the season leading the Beavers past the Huskies for the second time this season. Havel made 38 saves and helped stop all four SCSU power-play chances.
The Beavers got the scoring started at the 2:23 mark of the first period. There was a scrum for the puck in BSU’s offensive zone, the puck squirted out to Danielle Williams (D, Sr., Waconia, Minn.) and she lit the lamp for the first time this season to give the Beavers a 1-0 lead.
BSU looked like it would extend its lead late in the second period on a power-play chance as Allie Duellman (D, Sr., Maplewood, Minn.) buried one past SCSU goaltender Julie Friend. The referees, however, reviewed the play and waived the goal off to keep the score 1-0 BSU.
Bemidji State extended its lead at the 14:24 mark in the second period as Stephanie Anderson (F, R-So., North St. Paul, Minn.) scored short-handed. Sophomores Kaitlyn Tougas (F, Thunder Bay, Ontario) and Ivana Bilic (D, Coquitlam, British Columbia) helped setup up the goal. It was the seventh short-handed goal of the season for the Beavers. It is the most since the 1999-2000 season when they had 10.
Late in the third period St. Cloud State tried to gain the advantage with an extra attacker, but Tougas netted an empty-net goal to seal the 3-0 victory for the Beavers.
Bemidji State (11-19-4, 8-17-3 WCHA) will now turn its attention to University of North Dakota next weekend in the WCHA playoffs. BSU is 0-3-1 against UND this season, but the two teams are going in opposite directions. Bemidji State has won three of its past four games, while North Dakota has lost four straight. The series gets started 7:07 Friday at Ralph Englestad Arena.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).