College women's hockey: Bulldogs extend win streak
Minnesota Duluth broke from a one-goal lead with four goals in the second period to beat North Dakota 8-1 in apenalty-filled Western Collegiate Hockey Association game Friday before 630 spectators at the DECC, increasing UMD's school-record winni...
Minnesota Duluth broke from a one-goal lead with four goals in the second period to beat North Dakota 8-1 in apenalty-filled Western Collegiate Hockey Association game Friday before 630 spectators at the DECC, increasing UMD's school-record winning streak to 13.
UMD sophomore forward Elin Holmlov had a hat trick to lead the third-ranked Bulldogs (21-3-1, 18-3 WCHA). Haley Irwin had four assists, and Myriam Trepanier had two goals and two assists.
The game featured a whopping 20 penalties, including 11 on North Dakota (4-19-4, 4-15-2). Eight roughing penalties were called at 12:52 in the first period after a melee broke out in front of the UMD net.
"North Dakota is improved from last year and they showed some good things, and I think they would have been better off if they had continued to play good, clean hockey throughout," UMD coach Shannon Miller said. "Unfortunately, things got a little bit rough, and our players had to stick up for themselves."
UMD sophomore goalie Kim Martin stopped 19 shots before being relieved in the third period by former Cloquet-Esko-Carlton star Johanna Ellison, who stopped four shots but gave up North Dakota's lone goal. Junior goalie Amie Meyer also saw action.
The teams play again at 7:07 p.m. today
Miller laughed when asked how long her team could keep its streak going.
"Our whole focus has been on playing with effort and pride, and to be honest, I was a little concerned coming into this game that we'd have a letdown, but obviously, I was wrong," she said. "We're going to keep playing this way and see how far it takes us."
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