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Bulldogs turn tables on Bemidji State women's hockey team with 3-1 win

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Bulldogs turn tables on Bemidji State women's hockey team with 3-1 win
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After upsetting No. 3 Minnesota-Duluth 1-0 on Friday night, penalties nipped the Beavers as the Bulldogs scored two power-play goals to down the Bemidji State women's hockey team 3-1 Saturday night in Western Collegiate Hockey Association play at the Bemidji Regional Event Center.


The Bulldogs improved to 6-2-0 in the WCHA and 8-2-0 overall. The Beavers fell to 3-3-0 in league games and 5-5-0 overall.

Audrey Cournoyer gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead early in the second period with a power-play goal, but the Beavers answered just 18 seconds later on an even-strength tally by Emily Erickson, the star of Friday's game. Erin Cody and Erika Wheelhouse assisted on the play.

Duluth went ahead for good later in the second when Brienna Gillanders scored again on the power play.

Elin Holmlov's third-period goal made it 3-1 for the visitors.

Zuzana Tomcikova, who posted the shutout Friday night, rejected 34 Duluth shots on Saturday. The Bulldogs outshot BSU 37-28.

Bemidji State remains at home next weekend, hosting North Dakota Friday and Saturday. Game time both days is 2:07 p.m.

Minnesota Duluth 0 2 1 - 3

Bemidji State 0 1 0 - 1

First period - Penalties - Lieder, BSU (hooking) 16:04; Ehlert, BSU (tripping) 18:44.

Second period - 1, UMD, Cournoyer/5 (Gillanders, Holmlov) :23 (pp). 2, BSU, Erickson, (Cody, E. Wheelhouse) :41. 3, UMD, Gillanders (Wong, Holmlov) 10:07 (pp). Penalties - Wilson, UMD (roughing) 3:17; Williams, BSU (tripping) 9:49; Vichorek, BSU (checking) 13:47.

Third period - 4, UMD, Holmlov (Wilson, Jaakkola) 13:31. Penalties - Wong, UMD (roughing) 6:04; Duellman, BSU (roughing) 6:04; Thibault, UMD (roughing) 6:04; Duellman, BSU (hooking) 15:35; Wilson, UMD (roughing) 17:07; E. Wheelhouse, BSU (roughing) 17:07.

Shots on goal - UMD 11-12-14 37; BSU 7-11-10 28.

Power plays - UMD 2 of 5; BSU 0 of 2.

Penalties - UMD 4 (8 min); BSU 7 (14 min).

Goalies - UMD, Kim Martin 5-2-0 (60:00 minutes, 28 shots-27 saves); BSU, Tomcikova, Zuzana 4-4-0 (58:05, 37-34).

Pioneer staff reports