Bemidji denied sweep of UMD women's hockey team
Minnesota Duluth junior goaltender Kayla Black posted her sixth shutout of the season Saturday, stopping all 32 shots in a 2-0 victory over Bemidji State in a WCHA women's game at Sanford Center in Bemidji.
Minnesota Duluth junior goaltender Kayla Black posted her sixth shutout of the season Saturday, stopping all 32 shots in a 2-0 victory over Bemidji State in a WCHA women’s game at Sanford Center in Bemidji.
The 10th-ranked Beavers had ended No. 9 UMD’s nine-game winning streak in a 4-1 win Friday night.
But Black bounced back after that performance by saving all 19 shots on goal by the Beavers (8-5-1 overall, 4-5-1-1 WCHA) in the second period and blanking them on four power-play attempts.
The only other UMD netminder to post more than six shutouts in a season was Riitta Schaublin, who collected seven during the 2004-05 season.
UMD (11-5-2, 6-5-1) struck first as the Beavers’ first penalty of the game was expiring. Senior forward Zoe Hickel notched her team-high 11th goal just 2:23 into the contest. Sophomore center Lara Stalder picked up her 10th assist of the season and senior winger Meghan Huertas also was credited with an assist.
The game remained 1-0 until the Beavers pulled goalie Brittni Mowat, who made 27 saves a night after stopping 31 shots, late in the third period. Huertas responded with an empty-net goal - her sixth goal of the season - with 58 seconds remaining.
The Bulldogs head to Ohio State for a Friday-
Saturday series to put the wraps on the 2014 portion of their season.
Minnesota Duluth 1-0-1-2
Bemidji State 0-0-0-0
First period - 1. Zoe Hickel 11 (Lara Stalder, Meghan Huertas), 2:23.
Second period- No scoring.
Third period - 2. Huertas 6 (Stalder), 19:02 (en).
Saves - Kayla Black, UMD, 7-19-6-32; Brittni Mowat, BS, 27.