COLLEGE WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Minnesota Duluth (8-0) at Minnesota (4-3-1)
What: WCHA women's series When: 7:07 p.m. today and Saturday Where: Ridder Arena (3,400), Minneapolis Rankings: UMD is No. 4; Minnesota is No. 8 Radio: WGEE 970 AM Series: Minnesota holds a slight advantage over UMD at 16-13-4. UMD went 2-3 again...
What: WCHA women's series
When: 7:07 p.m. today and Saturday
Where: Ridder Arena (3,400), Minneapolis
Rankings: UMD is No. 4; Minnesota is No. 8
Radio: WGEE 970 AM
Series: Minnesota holds a slight advantage over UMD at 16-13-4. UMD went 2-3 against Minnesota in 2005-06, most recently falling 2-1 in the WCHA semifinals.
* Laura Halldorson is 318-133-31 in her 10th season at Minnesota.r UMD's Shannon Miller is 184-46-20 in her eighth season.Gophers updateMinnesota split with Ohio State last weekend, winning 4-1 in the opener - including three power-play goals, then losing 2-1 at Columbus. Sophomore Gigi Marvin (5 goals, 6 assists), junior Erika McKenzie (4-6--10) and senior Andrea Nichols (5-4--9) are the offensive leaders. Sophomore Brittony Chartier has started every game this season and has a .890 save percentage, 2.47 goals against average. Kelli Blankenship, the WCHA rookie of the week, scored two goals in last weekend's series.bulldogs updateUMD swept St. Cloud State last weekend, winning 2-0, 6-0 and has out-scored opponents 38-4 through eight games. Sophomore Sara O'Toole had six points in Saturday's win and was the WCHA offensive player of the week. Rookie goalie Kim Martin was the defensive player of the week after 31 saves in Saturday's win. Offensively, the Bulldogs are led by senior Jessica Koizumi (5-8--13), freshman Emmanuelle Blais (4-9--13) and freshman Saara Tuominen (3-10--13). Senior Riitta Schaublin has been splitting time with Martin and has a .963 save percentage, 0.74 goals against average.