College hockey roundup: UMD women blank St. Cloud State
Minnesota Duluth sophomore goaltender Maddie Rooney stopped 15 shots to backstop the fourth-ranked Bulldogs to a 3-0 win over unranked St. Cloud State on Friday in WCHA women's hockey play at Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud.The sh...
Minnesota Duluth sophomore goaltender Maddie Rooney stopped 15 shots to backstop the fourth-ranked Bulldogs to a 3-0 win over unranked St. Cloud State on Friday in WCHA women’s hockey play at Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud.
The shutout was the second of the season for Rooney and fourth of her collegiate career. She only faced two shots on goal in the first period as UMD outshot the Huskies 22-15 in a defensive game.
UMD senior captain and forward Ashleigh Brykaluik finally broke the scoreless stalemate with her 10th goal of the season just over six minutes into the second period. Junior forward Maria Lindh tallied her second goal of the season less than four minutes later to put the Bulldogs up 2-0.
Senior forward Demi Crossman picked up her second goal of the season by scoring into an empty net in the game’s final minute.
The Bulldogs finished 0-for-2 on the power play while holding the Huskies 0-for-3 on the power play.
Game 2 takes place at 3:07 p.m. today in St. Cloud.
Minnesota Duluth 0-2-1-3
St. Cloud State. 0-0-0-0
First period - No scoring
Second period - 1. Ashleigh Brykaliuk 10 (Lara Stalder, Sidney Morin), 6:16; 2. Maria Lindh 2 (Sydney Brodt, Jessica Healey), 9:59.
Third period - 3. Demi Crossman 2, 19:08 (en).
Saves - Maddie Rooney, UMD, 2-7-6-15; Janine Alder 8-7-4-19.
Wis.-River Falls 9, Wis.-Superior 0
Fourth-ranked River Falls proved its worth in WIAC play against Superior on Friday night at home, scoring eight goals over the final two periods to hand the Yellowjackets a third straight loss.
UWS goaltender Kim Kobar stopped 18 of 19 shots in the first period and 36 through 43-plus minutes before being pulled. Sky Brown finished the game, making four saves on six shots in the final 16:15 of regulation.
Dani Sibley led the Falcons (7-1 overall, 2-1 WIAC), the 2015-16 NCAA Division III runners-up, with three goals and three assists, while 10 other Falcons recorded points in the win.
Angie Hall stopped all 13 UWS shots to earn the shutout. The Yellowjackets (4-6, 1-6) were outshot 49-13.
Wis.-Stout 5, Wis.-Superior 3
Adam Kresl scored with just under 3½ minutes to play in regulation and Joe Anderson added an empty-net insurance goal with 29 seconds left as part of a four-goal third period in Stout’s WIAC opening win at Wessman Arena.
The Yellowjackets (4-7, 0-1) rallied from a two-goal deficit on Brandon Anderson’s goal at 12:04 of the third period and Bruno Birzitis’ power-play goal at 15:07 to tie the game at 3-3.
Stout only had a 1-0 lead going into the third period thanks to a late first-period goal. Superior’s Daniel Litchke tied the game 3:18 into the third with his eighth goal of the season, only to see the Blue Devils take the 3-1 lead with a pair of power-play goals.
Alex Toscano finished with a goal and assist and his former Duluth East teammate Jack Forbort had an assist for Stout. Both are Duluth natives and former Minnesota Wilderness forwards.
Marian 4, St. Scholastica 3
The Saints (4-4 overall, 3-2 NCHA) gave up three goals in the opening 12 minutes, but nearly climbed their way back in the NCHA contest at Fond du Lac, Wis.
Cole Golka and Steven Phee scored in the second period to pull St. Scholastica within a goal.
Brodie Jamieson scored on a power play for Marian (4-6-1, 2-5) early in the third period, but Max Mettler scored his first goal of the season unassisted to pull CSS back within one with less than seven minutes to play.
Peter Megariotis finished with 14 saves on 18 shots. He was replaced in the third period by Zane Steeves, who stopped all five shots he faced.
The Saints outshot Marian 30-23.