Irwin, Steck lead UMD women past Mankato
Haley Irwin scored a pair of goals for the second consecutive day and goaltender Lana Steck stopped 17 shots in her first collegiate start as Minnesota Duluth defeated host Minnesota State-Mankato 6-3 in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association ga...
Haley Irwin scored a pair of goals for the second consecutive day and goaltender Lana Steck stopped 17 shots in her first collegiate start as Minnesota Duluth defeated host Minnesota State-Mankato 6-3 in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game Saturday afternoon.
Left winger Pernilla Winberg had one goal and two assists to help the Bulldogs (15-6-3 overall, 10-5-3-1 WCHA) complete the two-game sweep over the Mavericks in front of 241 spectators at All Seasons Arena.
Steck, a freshman from Winnipeg, Manitoba, filled in for regular starter Kim Martin, who left Friday's game after suffering a knee injury in the first period. Martin, a junior, is expected to be out three to four weeks, according to coach Shannon Miller.
The sophomore Irwin, a center who scored twice in the Bulldogs' 5-0 win on Friday night, has 14 goals this season.
Christina Lee's short-handed goal at 2:19 of the first period gave Mankato (6-14-2, 3-13-2) its only lead.
UMD tied it less than seven minutes later on a goal by right winger Elin Holmlov, who didn't play Friday. Holmlov leads in goals scored with 17 despite missing five games this season with back problems.
The Bulldogs, ranked No. 3 in the U.S. College Hockey Online poll, added two goals in the second period -- including one by Sara O'Toole on a penalty shot -- and three in the third.
Alli Altmann stopped 28 of 34 shots for the Mavericks.
Minnesota Duluth 1-2-3--6
Minnesota State-Mankato 1-1-1--3
First period -- 1. MSU, Christina Lee 10, 2:19 (sh); 2. UMD, Elin Holmlov 17 (Haley Irwin, Pernilla Winberg), 9:04. Penalties -- Emmi Leinonen, MSU (slashing), 1:03; Holly Snyder, MSU (holding), 3:51; Laura Fridfinnson, UMD (tripping), 3:56; Jocelyne Larocque, UMD (checking), 15:37; Nina Tikkinen, MSU (interference), 16:01.
Second period -- 3. UMD, Irwin 13 (Winberg), 6:58; 4. UMD, Sara O'Toole 5, 9:48 (penalty shot); 5. MSU, Maggie Fisher 5 (Kala Buganski), 11:26. Penalties -- Holmlov, UMD (roughing), 3:27; Jaime Rasmussen, UMD (tripping), 8:43; Larocque, UMD (checking), 15:48.
Third period -- 6. UMD, Irwin 14 (Heidi Pelttari), 9:15; 7. UMD, Winberg 8 (Jenni Asserholt, Larocque), 15:38 (pp); 8. UMD, Rasmussen 6, 18:28; 9. MSU, Fisher 6 (Buganski, Emilia Andersson), 19:30. Penalties -- Holly Snyder, MSU (interference), 4:06; Irwin, UMD (hooking), 7:07; Tikkinen, MSU (checking), 14:50.
Goalies -- Lana Steck (1-0), UMD (17 saves-20 shots); Alli Altmann (4-9-1), MSU (28-34). Power plays -- MSU 0-for-6, UMD 1-for-5. Referees -- Dave Lick, Michael Elam. Assistants -- Kristine Langley, Tai Thorsheim.
A -- 241. T -- 2:00.
Lake Forest 3,Wisconsin-Superior 2
Sam Pinsonneault and Molly Wallner scored second-period goals to lift the Foresters to a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association victory over the Yellowjackets at Lake Forest, Ill.
Goalie Alyssa Wintermute stopped 24 shots for Lake Forest (8-6-1, 4-5-1). Lindsey LeGree and Jodi Holland scored first-period goals for UWS (9-5-1, 5-2-1) and Rikki Nespor recorded 25 saves.