Beavers host Tommies for first time in history
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Beavers host Tommies for first time in history

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team will host the University of St. Thomas in Bemidji for the first time in history. BSU and UST met at the beginning of the season for the first time and will now be playing in the Sanford Center Jan. 28 and 29 at 6:01 p.m. and 3:01 p.m., respectively.

Bemidji State Notes

  • Bemidji State hosts St. Thomas for the first time in history this weekend.
  • The Beavers hold a 8-13-3 overall record this season with five wins, 13 losses, and two ties in WCHA play.
  • At home, BSU has played in 12 games, hosting a 3-7-2 record.
  • Most recently, the Beavers hosted St. Cloud State University on Jan. 21 and 22, splitting the series with a loss in game one, 2-1, and a win in game two, 2-1.
  • The last time the Beavers and Tommies met, the series was split after a game one Beavers shoutout, 3-0, with St. Thomas taking the second game 2-1.
  • Following this weekend’s series, the Beavers will head on the road to Minneapolis, Minn. to play No. 2/4 University of Minnesota.
  • Bemidji State averages 1.67 goals per game and allow opponents 3.25 goals per game.
  • The Beavers are led by senior Paige Beebe, who has totaled seven goals and seven assists for 14 points this season.
  • Reece Hunt and Graysen Myers follow Beebe, each with five goals and nine assists for 14 points.
  • The top three points scorers have totaled 202 shots on goal this season, Beebe with 69, Hunt with 71 and Myers with 62.
  • Sophomore forward Taylor Nelson sits in the No. 4 spot on the Beavers’ overall leaderboard. She has amassed ten points off three goals and seven assists through 24 games this season.
  • Sophomore Hannah Hogenson brought home the game-two win last weekend, stopping 25 shots and allowing just one goal. The Anchorage, Alaska native now holds a record of 7-8-3 this season, with 609 saves and a .920 save percentage.
  • Kerigan Dowhy, a fifth-year senior from The Pas, Manitoba, started in game one against St. Cloud State. This was her fifth game this season due to a knee injury in early October which led her to miss 17 of BSU’s 24 games.
  • The Beavers are sixth in the WCHA standings with 20 points (5-13-2) and trail fifth-place Minnesota State by six points.
  • Bemidji State is 1-1-0 overall versus UST and has never hosted the Tommies due to their recent move to Division I hockey. In their last series, the Beavers totaled four goals versus the Tommies’ two.
  • The Beavers have met the Tommies twice this season, the series being the start of WCHA play for the Beavers.
  • Paige Beebe and Reece Hunt claim the most points versus St. Thomas. Both tallied two points earlier this season, Beebe with two goals and Hunt with a goal and an assist.
  • 18 Beavers have experience against the Tommies, playing in both of the previous games along with four others who each saw time in one game.
  • Kerigan Dowhy started between the pipes in the Fall 2021 series against UST. She marked 54 saves and allowed just two goals total. Dowhy holds a 1.02 goals against average with a .964 save percentage.
  • Last weekend, Paige Beebe and Lindsey Featherstone broke the all-time record for most games played in a career, recording their 152nd games on Friday, Jan. 21. Their record now sits at 153 games, as well as their most consecutive games played at 151 straight games.


St. Cloud State Notes

  • UST recently moved to Division I Women’s Ice Hockey and is now a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
  • St. Thomas holds a 4-17-1 overall record and is 2-15-1 in the WCHA.
  • The Tommies last game was during Hockey Day Minnesota on Jan. 23 in Mankato, Minn. UST fell to Minnesota State University Mankato 3-1. Prior to that game, the Tommies played the Mavericks on Jan. 21 at home and lost 4-1.
  • UST is currently on a 12-game losing streak which started at home versus the Ohio State University in a 8-1 loss on Nov. 11, 2021.
  • St. Thomas’ last wins came from a Oct. 29-30 series sweep at the Rochester Institute of Technology, taking the games 3-1 and 2-1, respectfully.
  • UST currently sits in eighth place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings.
  • The Tommies average 1.23 goals per game and allow 4.23 to opponents.
  • During Hockey Day Minnesota, senior goaltender Alexa Dobchuk saw 59:14 minutes between the pipes. She allowed two goals and defended 32 shots for a .941 save percentage. During the game prior to Hockey Day, she saw 58:54 minutes and allowed three goals, stopping 42 shots on net.
  • Freshman forward Abby Promersberger leads the Tommies with nine points in her first season. Promersberger has marked four goals and five assists with 40 shots on goal.
  • Classmates Nicole Vallario and Lauren Stenslie follow Promersberger with seven points each. Vallario has tallied four goals and three assists while Stenslie has three goals and four assists.
  • Also with four goals this season is junior forward Luci Bianchi. She has marked four goals and two assists, her first goal of the season being in game one versus the Beavers.
  • Freshman goaltender Saskia Maurer holds a 3-6-0 record and the Tommies top save percentage this season, her first win coming from the Tommies’ 2-1 win over the Beavers. She allows 3.16 goals per game and has a .917 save percentage. Maurer marked a season high 60 saves on Nov. 21, 2021.0
  • The next goaltender in line for St. Thomas is Alexa Dobchuk. She holds a 1-11-1 record and has allowed 57 goals in her 26 games for the Tommies. Dobchuk holds a .889 save percentage off 458 saves and 515 shots faced.
  • The Tommies powerplay unit holds a .078 conversion percentage, capitalizing on 5-of-64 opportunities.
  • The team has marked a .062 shot percentage and averages 19.7 shots per game.
  • Following this series, the Tommies will have a Monday night game versus University of Wisconsin in Mendota Heights, Minn.

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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).