Minn. St.-Mankato (4-7) at UMD (8-2)
What: Western Collegiate Hockey Association women's series When: 7:37 p.m. today; 7:07 p.m. Saturday Where: DECC (5,333) Rankings: UMD is ranked seventh, Mankato is unranked. Radio: WDSM 710 AM Series: UMD leads 27-2-2 after sweeping Mankato in t...
What: Western Collegiate Hockey Association women's series
When: 7:37 p.m. today; 7:07 p.m. Saturday
Where: DECC (5,333)
Rankings: UMD is ranked seventh, Mankato is unranked.
Radio: WDSM 710 AM
Series: UMD leads 27-2-2 after sweeping Mankato in the season-opening series 3-1, 6-1.
* Mankato's Jeff Vizenor is 33-88-15 in his fifth season.
* UMD's Shannon Miller is 184-48-20 in her eighth season.
Mankato split a nonconference series with Wayne State last weekend, winning 6-1 before falling 7-3. Points leader sophomore Maggie Fisher (7 goals, 5 assists) scored two goals in Friday's win. Junior Lindsay Macy (6-6--12) , a Wisconsin transfer, had a goal and two assists. Britni Kehler (2.79 goals against average; .916 save percentage) earned her fourth win.
UMD was idle last weekend with five players in Kitchner, Ontario, for the Four Nations Cup. The Bulldogs were most recently swept by Minnesota 5-3, 1-0. Three players have 14 points: Sr. F Noemie Marin (9G, 5A), Sr. F Jessica Koizumi (6G, 8A) and Fr. F Emmanuelle Blais (5G, 9A). Fr. G Kim Martin (.952, 1.24) and Sr. G Riitta Schaublin (.964, .83) have split time in goal. Last weekend Martin helped Team Sweden to a third-place finish in the international tournament. She will miss this weekend's series with an injury. Samantha Hough will spot in as a fourth-line forward in her first series of the season. Juliane Jubinville remains sidelined with a concussion. Michaela Lanzl is still out with an injury incurred in the St. Cloud State series.
* Jessica Koizumi-Noemie Marin-Emmanuelle Blais
* Sara O'Toole-Saara Tuominen-Elin Holmlov
* Karine Demuele-Tawni Mattila-Jessica Hawkins
* Ashly Waggoner-Jaime Rasmussen
* Myriam Trepanier-Jill Sales
* Sarah Murray-Suvi Vacker
Schaublin for both games