Beavers down Golden Knights 2-1 Saturday afternoon in series finale

October 23, 20211st2nd3rdFinal
Bemidji State0202
Scoring Summary
204:12BSUMyers, Graysen (Nelson, Taylor , Deering, Makenna)
212:04BSUSmith, Gabbie (Nelson, Taylor , Anderson, Paige)
300:25CUMcQuigge, Brooke (Gosling, Nicole )
Goaltender SummaryMinGAENSv
CUPasiechnyk, Michelle58:012016
BSUHogenson, Hannah60:001028
Statistical ComparisonCUBSU
Shots on Goal2918
Power Plays0-10-2
Beavers down Golden Knights 2-1 Saturday afternoon in series finale
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Beavers down Golden Knights 2-1 Saturday afternoon in series finale

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State University women’s hockey sophomore Hannah Hogenson made 28-of-29 saves for the Beavers to earn her first collegiate victory as the Beavers downed (RV) Clarkson University 2-1 Saturday afternoon to win their non-conference series. The Beavers improved to 2-3-1 (1-3-0 WCHA) with the win while the Golden Knights fall to 5-1-2 (0-0-0 ECAC).

Sophomore Gabbie Smith netted the game-winning goal in the second period while senior Graysen Myers scored the game’s first goal to power the Beavers’ victory. Sophomore Taylor Nelson led BSU with two assists in the game while freshman Makenna Deering earned her first collegiate point off of an assist on Myers’ goal.

After a scoreless first period, Myers opened the scoring in the game with her second goal of the season when she broke through the Golden Knights’ defense for a breakaway, five-hole goal 4:12 into the middle frame. Smith then put the Beavers up 2-0 with her second goal of the season at 12:04 of the period when she received a cross-crease pass from Nelson.

Clarkson would respond in the third period however, when Baylee Kirwan sniped her second goal of the season just 25 seconds into the final frame. However, Hogenson and the Beavers’ defense tightened their play and denied the Golden Knights of the game-tying goal after stopping 14 shots in the remaining time to claim victory. 

Hogenson finished with a season-high 28 saves in the game and improves her record to 1-1-1 on the season while Clarkson goaltender Michelle Pasiechnyk earned her first loss of the season and falls to 4-1-2 after stopping 16-of-18 shots.

Bemidji State earned two power plays in the game but failed to score with the extra skater while its penalty kill denied the Golden Knights on their lone opportunity.

The Beavers resume Western Collegiate Conference play next weekend and remain at home when they host University of Minnesota for a two-game series, Oct. 29-30.

Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU 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).