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Bemidji State women's hockey routs St. Cloud State 6-1 for series sweep

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Emily Erickson and Montana Vichorek led Bemidji State past St. Cloud State 6-1 in women's Western Collegiate Hockey Association play Saturday afternoon.

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The win was the final game of the regular season and gave Bemidji State (17-15-3, 11-15-2 WCHA) the series sweep.

The Beavers finished the season in sixth place in the WCHA with 35 points, six points behind fifth-place Ohio State.

Erickson scored three goals and dished out three assists. Vichorek tallied one goal and four assists.

Erickson started the scoring with a power play goal 12 minutes into the first period.

Sadie Lundquist scored the game-winning goal less than three minutes later on the power play. Lundquist leads the Beavers with 34 points on the season.

The Beavers continued to fire on all cylinders, scoring three-straight power play goals, capping the streak with Vichorek's goal in the second period.

Wheelhouse scored two goals and two assists for the Beavers. Erickson scored the final goal of the game, an even strength tally at the 8:37 mark of the third period.

St. Cloud State (5-27-2, 4-24-0 WCHA) got on the scoreboard late in the game.

Amanda Arbogast scored her second goal of the season at the 18:23 mark of the third period for the Huskies, spoiling Beaver goaltender Zuzana Tomcikova's shutout bid. Callie Dahl assisted on the goal.

Tomcikova recorded 26 saves in the game and has 3,462 saves in her career. Tomcikova needs 129 more saves to break the WCHA record held by Minnesota State University, Mankato goaltender Shari Vogt and move into second place all-time in NCAA saves.

St. Cloud State goaltender Tayler VanDenakker made 25 saves in the loss.

Bemidji State heads into the WCHA playoffs as the No. 6 seed and will face No. 3 North Dakota from Feb. 24-26 in a best-of-three series at Ralph Engelstad Arena. The series will be a rematch of last year's first round of playoffs, won by North Dakota in three games.

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