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College women’s hockey

Three Saints honored by USCHO

St. Scholastica junior forward Nina Waidacher was a third-team selection on the All-U.S. College Hockey Online Division III team and freshmen teammates Lindsey Hartfiel and Isabel Waidacher were named to the All-Rookie team, the website announced Friday.

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Despite missing nine games while playing for Team Switzerland at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Nina Waidacher finished fourth in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association in points (37) and tied for second in goals (22). She also was named a second-team All-American by the American Hockey Coaches Association.

Hartfiel, who was an All-NCHA selection, led the conference with 599 saves and was second in the league with a .933 save percentage. Isabel Waidacher finished third in the conference with 38 points and was tied for third with 23 assists. Her 1.73 points per game led all freshmen and was second in the nation.

Elmira (N.Y.) College led all schools with four selections.

Junior hockey

Wild whitewash Wilderness

Goaltender Chase Perry stopped all 29 shots he faced to lead the Wenatchee Wild to a 3-0 win over the Minnesota Wilderness in Game 1 of their North American Hockey League first-round playoff series Friday night at Northwoods Arena in Cloquet.

The Wilderness’ loss in their NAHL playoff debut means they will host the second and third games tonight and Sunday before heading to Wenatchee, Wash., for the remainder of the best-of-five series.

Wilderness goalie Kasimir Kaskisuo, a Minnesota Duluth recruit, made 27 saves in defeat. Matthew Nuttle scored twice and Nicholas Rivera added another goal for the Wild.

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