College hockey roundup: UMD women blank Minnesota State-Mankato

Minnesota Duluth scored twice in the second period and once in the third and goaltender Maddie Rooney made the lead stand with a 14-save shutout in the Bulldogs' 3-0 WCHA women's hockey victory over Minnesota State-Mankato on Friday night at Veri...

Minnesota Duluth scored twice in the second period and once in the third and goaltender Maddie Rooney made the lead stand with a 14-save shutout in the Bulldogs’ 3-0 WCHA women’s hockey victory over Minnesota State-Mankato on Friday night at Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato.
Forward Ashleigh Brykaliuk netted her team-high 12th goal of the season 9:07 into the second period and defenseman Sidney Morin quickly followed with her fifth goal 27 seconds later for a 2-0 lead.
Brooklynn Schugel sealed the win for the third-ranked Bulldogs (13-3-3 overall, 10-3-2 WCHA) at 7:24 of the third period with her fifth goal of the season.
Rooney, a sophomore who entered the game with a 1.72 goals-against average, lowered that number with her third shutout of the season.
Brianna Quade stopped 33 shots, including 17 in the final period, for the last-place Mavericks (4-13-2, 2-12-1).
UMD has 33 points, seven behind conference-leading Minnesota, heading into today’s
3:07 p.m. rematch.

Minnesota Duluth 0-2-1-3
MS-Mankato 0-0-0-0
First period - No scoring.
Second period - 1. Ashleigh Brykaliuk 12 (Katerina Mrazova), 9:07; 2. Sidney Morin 5 (Maria Lindh, Sydney Brodt), 9:36.
Third period - 3. Brooklynn Schugel (Demi Crossman, Lynn Astrup), 7:24.
Saves - Maddie Rooney, UMD, 4-4-6-14; Brianna Quade, MSM, 8-8-17-33.
UMD recruits named to  U.S. U-18 national team
Two future members of the UMD women’s team will play for Team USA at the IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championship in January in Zlin, Czech Republic.
Centennial High School junior forward Anneke Linser and Orono High School junior defenseman Elizabeth ‘Lizi’ Norton were two of 22 players - including 11 from Minnesota - to be named to the 2017 U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team on Friday. The tournament runs Jan. 7-14.
Linser, of Lino Lakes, Minn., already has 11 goals and 16 assists for Centennial going into today’s game at Champlin Park.
Norton, a lefty from Long Lake, Minn., had a goal and an assist in five games for Orono heading into Friday’s home game with Hutchinson.
Wis.-Superior 4,
St. Scholastica 1
The Yellowjackets scored three times in the first period and held off the Saints in a nonconference game at Mars Lakeview Arena.
Mikayla Goodin tallied her eighth goal of the season to kick off the scoring 45 seconds into the game between former conference foes. Emily Heid and Leah Elledge added goals before the end of the period for a 3-0 lead.
Amanda Coey notched a power-play goal for UWS (5-6) in the second period before Kennedy Houge ended Kim Kobar’s shutout bid midway through the third period.
Kobar made 20 saves, while Saints starting goalie Lindsey Hartfiel was pulled after allowing three goals on seven shots.
CSS (5-5-1) visits Wessman Arena at 2 p.m. today in the rematch.

St. Scholastica 4,
Gustavus Adolphus 1
Forward Brandon Millin scored twice as the Saints snapped a two-game skid with a nonconference win Friday night in St. Peter, Minn.
Peter Megariotis made 24 saves for the Saints (5-5), who matched Gustavus with 25 shots on goal.
Millin started the scoring early, 3:31 into the opening period before Brett Radford doubled the lead late in the period.
The Gusties (1-7-2) pulled within one goal early in the second-period, but Millin regained the two-goal lead with his seventh goal of the season at 15:11 of the second period.
Wis.-Superior 4

The Raiders scored four goals in a wild first period and held on to beat the Yellowjackets in nonconference play in Milwaukee.
Daniel Litchke of Superior had a hat trick for UWS (4-9), but it wasn’t enough to overcome the first-period defensive woes. Litchke tallied twice in a first period that saw four power-play goals scored, three by MSOE (4-4-2).
Ethan Wood made 29 saves for UWS, which was 1-for-8 on the man-advantage.

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