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Saturday, November 29, 2008

UMD Wins 4-1, Completes Sweep of 'Big Green' Dartmouth

UMD dominated easily today... breaking the 40 shot mark in the second period. Kim Martin looked like herself the whole game.... I really like UMD's new forecheck and hope it wasn't JUST for this weekend.. they sent 4 into the zone most of the weekend.. and a forward was in position EVERY time to cover the pressing defenseman. While that can cost you occasional breakaways it worked well for them.

Jenni Asserholt has improved vastly from just the first weekend against Minnesota, she doesn't look out of place on the ice anymore after not playing in the North Dakota series, whether it was for injury or to to watch and learn from watching a series maybe... either way she looked comfortable on the ice this weekend.

Hailey Irwin had 11 shots on net and two more goals, and Jocelyne Larocque scored her first two goals (the 2nd was just a clear down ice into an open net with less than 1 second left on the clock) of the season.

Elin Holmlov and Pernilla Winberg each got 3 assists, on the important goals.

Next up, Bemidji State December 4th and 5th, 7:07 starts both nights at the DECC.

Friday, November 28, 2008

UMD Defeats Dartmouth 2-1

UMD 2 Dartmouth 1.... For the most part the puck was in Dartmouth's end the majority of the game.. but UMD still had trouble finding the net, missing *4* different opportunities from 10 feet or less shooting well wide....Kim Martin looked a little shaky but now that I know she had a concussion from last Friday's game where a Sioux were ran her... it makes sense why her game was off last Saturday. After the first period, she looked like the Kim Martin we're used to seeing.

You have to give kudos to BOTH teams tonight.. the 'Lick Brothers' were the referees and this game could have gotten out of hand physically very fast.

After last week's Sioux series, it's also nice to play against a team that DOESN'T slash the goaltender every time the puck is at the net.. Dartmouth did a good job of pulling up after the save.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

North Dakota Stuns UMD 4-0

Stephanie Ney stopped all 45 shots UMD put on her, and North Dakota scored 3 goals on Kim Martin in the first 30 minutes.. and went on to shut out UMD 4-0 at the DECC.

UMD had plenty of chances but North Dakota's defense was great in front of their goaltender, not allowing 2nd and 3rd opportunities to get through to the net. North Dakota made UMD's defense look slow today, breaking out the puck at will, a big difference from Saturday's first game.

Dartmouth is up next, Friday night/Saturday afternoon(3:37) series, because the UMD Men play St. Cloud State Saturday night.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

UMD Beats North Dakota 6-2

'Hat Trick' Holmlov scores 4 as UMD dominated North Dakota at times.. winning 6-2. A "Natural" hat-trick, plus 1 for 4 goals in a row even! Kirkham played decent but got little help, the Sioux defense never attacked the puck.. rather they turned and skated backwards, and seemed to be afraid of UMD's overall speed.

Lana Steck saw her first NCAA action, playing the last 10:31 of the game.. giving up a goal from the blueline. She's going to be a work in progress.. needing to learn the side to side movement with her pads rather than her skates, which makes her slow going from one side of the net to the other. One good thing is on the three shots she did save (of 4) she controlled the rebounds.

Click the blog title to view the game box score!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Pernills Winberg WCHA Player of the Week, North Dakota Series Preview

First, Click the blog title to view the UMDBULLDOGS.COM Series Preview for this weekend's North Dakota series.. and...

Pernilla Winberg is the WCHA player of the week coming off of the Ohio State Series! Somehow I missed this during the week.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

UMD Scores 8, Sweeps OSU!

UMD put 50 shots on goal, scored 3 times on the powerplay, and defeated Ohio State 8-3, to earn the sweep in Columbus, Ohio. 6 UMD goals were scored in the second period after a scoreless first period.

Haley Irwin had a HAT TRICK, to give her four goals on the weeekend! Elin Holmlov scored two more goals, giving her eight on the season.

Jamie Rasmussen and Laura Frifinnson also got goals, while Holmlov (2), Pernilla Winberg(3), Sara O'Toole(2), and Saara Tuominen(2) all had multiple assists.

Friday, November 14, 2008

UMD Shuts Out Ohio State, 3-0

Kim Martin stopped all 26 shots she faced, and UMD got goals from Jaime Rasmussen (powerplay), Haley Irwin (FINALLY her first of the season!) and Laura Fridfinnson to win 3-0 in Columbus.

UMD was 1 of 5 on the powerplay and held OSU scoreless on 7 attempts of their own.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

UMD/Wisconsin Tie 2-2...Wisconsin Wins Shootout

UMD and Wisconsin end in a 2-2 tie, but Wisconsin got the extra WCHA poitn by winning the shootout 1-0. UMD had a 2-0 lead but everyone knows a 2-0 lead is dangerous cause the opponent's first goal can give them the confidence to either tie or even win. UMD didn't look all that good in the shootout, but I'm not sure a shootout really makes sense to do. If only is used in conference standings and not by the NCAA and seems to be pointless really.

UMD's next opponent is Ohio State, in Columbus Ohio the weekend after the upcoming 4 Nations Cup Tournament.