Bemidji State travels east for non-conference series at RIT

Bemidji State travels east for non-conference series at RIT
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Bemidji State travels east for non-conference series at RIT

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team breaks from Western Collegiate Hockey Association play this weekend as it travels to Rochester, N.Y. to battle the Rochester Institute of Technology in a two-game non-conference series. The Beavers (6-11-1) face the Tigers (3-16-1) to wrap up the 2016 portion of its schedule.
The Series
The Beavers go head-to-head with the Tigers for the first time in program history.    

BSU is 2-0-0 in non-conference play this season. BSU traveled to Syracuse and defeated the Orange 2-1 and 3-0 to open the season, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.

A Look At The Tigers
RIT begins the weekend 3-16-1 overall with a 1-6-1 mark in College Hockey America play to sit in sixth place in the league standings. Last weekend, the Tigers battled Syracuse to a 2-2 tie Friday and suffered a 3-0 shutout Saturday. Kendall Corine highlighted RIT’s offensive effort posting a pair of third period goals, which included a power-play marker to tie the game late in the third period.   

The team’s leading scorer, Corine has 11 points, which includes a team-high six goals, while she is tied with fellow forward Lindsay Stenason with a team-leading five assists. Corine has four power-play goals to lead the team on the man advantage, while two of her goal have stood as the eventual game winner. Terra Lanteigne has shouldered the bulk of the Tigers’ duties between the pipes. In 12 games played, she is 2-10-0 with a 2.84 goals against average and .911 save percentage. Lanteigne has also backstopped a RIT penalty-kill unit which is 77-for-101(.762).

This season, the Tigers have averaged 1.10 goals per game, while they are allowing an average of 2.55.

Beavers split league series with Minnesota State
The Bemidji State women’s hockey team split a WCHA series at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Dec. 2-3, to move to 6-11-1 overall and 4-11-1 in WCHA play. BSU gained a 2-0 victory Friday before a rally fell short Saturday and the Beavers dropped the game 3-2. Friday’s victory snapped a three-game losing skid overall and was BSU’s first road victory since Oct. 1 at Syracuse-a streak spanning seven games (0-6-1).

Brittni Mowat turned aside 19 shots Friday to post her second shutout of the season and 17th of her career. She sits just one blank sheet from matching BSU great Zuzana Tomcikova, who is BSU’s all-time shutouts leader with 18 (2008-12). The shutout marked the Beavers’ third of the season and first since Mowat stopped 31 shots to help BSU defeat Minnesota 2-0, Oct. 8. Saturday freshman forward Kiki Radke netted her first collegiate goal during the first period. She quickly added her second collegiate goal during the second period. She leads all BSU rookies with six points (2g-4a).
Bemidji State Notes
*BSU is 3-7-1 on the road this season.

*With her goal on Saturday, Madison Hutchinson is second on the team with four goals this season. She is second in the WCHA among defensemen with nine points (4g-5a).

*Hutchinson has recorded a point in each of the Beavers’ last three games (1g-2a).

*Sophomore Emily Bergland continues to lead the Beavers in scoring with 10 points (5g-5a) despite only scoring one point in the last 10 games. The Thief River Falls, Minn., native is tied for 18th in the WCHA in scoring.

*With her two-point series at Minnesota State, Madison Hutchinson leads all WCHA defensemen in scoring with nine points (4g-5a) in league play, while she is 15th among all skaters.

*Hutchinson, Haley Mack and Alexis Joyce each posted an assist versus Minnesota State and remain tied for the team’s assist scoring lead with six.

*Terres has tallied four points (2g-2a) while on the power play and is tied for ninth in the WCHA in power-play points.

*The Beavers are seventh in the WCHA in scoring offense (1.62) and sixth in scoring defense (2.75).

*Bemidji State is 7-for-55 on the power play this season (.127) to rank third in the WCHA.

*Emma Terres leads BSU and ranks sixth in the WCHA with four points (2g-2a) on the power-play.

*The Beavers have just two power-play goals in their last 11 games and 35 power-play chances (.057).

*The Beavers penalty-kill unit is 34-of-39 for .872 in league play to rank sixth, while it is 45-of-51 overall (.882) to rank 12th in the nation.

*Head coach Jim Scanlan owns a 49-39-5 (.528) career record at Bemidji State, second most in program history. (Steve Sertich, 87-174-61)

*Third-year head coach Jim Scanlan is 12-1-1 versus teams hailing from other league since arriving on campus for the 2014-15 season.