ST. CLOUD – The Bemidji State women’s hockey team posted its first win of 2013, snapping a six-game losing streak with a 2-0 Western Collegiate Hockey Association win over St. Cloud State at the National Hockey Center Saturday afternoon.
BSU goaltender Jessica Havel registered her first career shutout with 20 saves, guiding the Beavers (4-14-2, 3-12-1-0 WCHA) to their first Saturday win of the season and helping her team salvage a weekend series split.
Junior defenseman Allie Duellman potted the game-winning goal, her first since Nov. 26, 2010, and senior forward Emily Erickson snapped a seven-game goalless drought to provide the game’s only offense.
Bemidji State returns home next weekend for a duel with Minnesota State, where it will seek its first win at the Sanford Center after an 0-9-1 start to the season next weekend.
The Beavers finish the month of January with a road series at Minnesota Duluth.
Bemidji State 2, St. Cloud State 0
Bemidji State 0 2 0 – 2
St. Cloud State 0 0 0 – 0
First Period – No Scoring.
Second Period – 1, BSU, Duellman (Thurston, Kostenko), 7:05; 2, BSU, Erickson (Huber), 13:33.
Third Period – No Scoring.
Goalies – BSU, Havel (21-21); SCSU, Fitzgerald (31-29).
Shots On Goal – BSU (9-12-10=31), SCSU (8-3-10=21).
Penalties-Minutes – BSU, 4-8, SCSU 5-10.
Power Plays – BSU, 0-for-4, SCSU 1-for-3.