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Sunday, January 31, 2010

UMD Women Rally, Beat North Dakota In Overtime

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UMD gave North Dakota a 2-0 cushion, only 7:05 into the game, with goals by Alex Williams and Holly Perkins. Audrey Cournoyer made it a one goal game at 16:13 of the first and Katie Wilson scored a powerplay goal to tie the game at 2 4:47 into the second period. That goal was answered by Sara Dagenais less than two minutes later.

Cournoyer scored her second goal of the game with 3:21 left in the third to tie the game at three, and that sent the game to overtime.

Emmanuelle Blais scored the OT game winner 1:59 into the five minute extra session.

Six Bulldogs picked up assists, with Jessica Wong, Tara Gray, Vanessa Thibault, Sarah Murray, Wilson, and Laura Fridfinnson all getting an assist on UMD goals.

In an ODD occurrence, the two teams ONLY had 7 penalties called between them, after 18 the first game in Duluth, and 19 the second game!

Audrey Cournoyer

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Bulldogs Win 2-1, Sweep Mavericks In Mankato

Jessica Wong and Katie Wilson scored for UMD, and Ashley Young scored for Minnesota State-Mankato, and Lana Steck got the 2-1 win for the Bulldogs in her first start of the season. I'll post the link to the box score tonight sometime.

UMD Beats Mankato 3-1

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Laura Fridfinnson led UMD to a 3-1 victory over the Mavericks, scoring the first goal of the game and assisting on goals by Saara Tuominen and Audrey Cournoyer. Katie Wilson picked up an assist as did Tuominen on the Cournoyer goal. Jenny Harss stopped 32 of 33 shots she faced, and UMD killed off all 8 powerplays they gave up.

This is late notice with today's game starting 20 minutes from typing this.. but watch live video http://www3.mnsu.edu/athletics/ of today's game.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Jessica Wong, WCHA Rookie of the Week

From WCHA.COM, Click the blog title to view the other player of the week awards

WCHA Rookie of the Week

Jessica Wong - Fr., F, Minnesota Duluth

University of Minnesota Duluth freshman right winger Jessica Wong scored two goals and added an assist this past weekend, helping the host Bulldogs take two WCHA victories from Wisconsin.

The product of Baddeck, Nova Scotia netted the Bulldogs' second goal of the game last Saturday (Jan. 16), just 1:35 into the second period. She then iced the Badgers chances of a late comeback when she skated the length of the ice and managed to sneak the puck past Wisconsin's goaltender with 1:30 remaining in the contest, giving Minnesota Duluth a 5-3 lead. Wong also had five shots and was +2 on the night, as well as helping the Bulldogs' power-play go 2-of-4.

Then last Sunday (Jan. 17), Wong dished a game-winning assist to teammate Katie Wilson, 3:13 into the second stanza. Wong was +1 in UMD's 2-1 victory over the defending national champion Badgers to make her +3 in the series.

On the 2009-10 season, Wong has 14 points (7g, 7a) for the Bulldogs.

Also nominated for the award this week were: Erika Wheelhouse, D, BSU; Megan Bozek, D, UM; Chelsea Knapp, G, OSU; and Lisa Martinson, D, SCSU.

Wong scores one of her goals, Saturday

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Dogs Sweep Wisconsin

On Sunday, UMD completed the series sweep of Wisconsin, which also would give UMD the tie-breaker over Wisconsin should the teams be tied in the final league standings. Saara Tuominen started the scoring for the Bulldogs, lifting a shot over the the Badger goaltender Alannah McCready's glove that ended up going off her backside and into the net for a 1-0 first period lead. Katie Wilson put back a Jessica Wong rebound 3:13 into the second period to give UMD a 2-0 lead. Wisconsin's Geena Prough got Wisconsin on the board with 9:49 left in the second, but that was the only goal Jenny Harss would allow, as she stopped 27 of 28 shots on the night. Harss is now 15-7-2 in her freshman season for the Bulldogs. McCready stopped 23 of 25 UMD shots, picking up only her 3rd loss in 10 games.

Katie Wilson scores on a rebound of a Jessica Wong shot.

UMD Women Beat Wisconsin 5-3

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The UMD Bulldog women returned to the ice for the first time since December 13th, to host a weekend series with Wisconsin. They also gained back defenseman Jocelyne Larocque from Team Canada, after she was a late cut from their Olympic roster. Larocque's immediate impact came on a UMD powerplay in the first period, with her first assist of the season, on an Emmanuelle Blais goal that gave UMD a 2-1 lead after Wisconsin's Breann Frykas, and UMD's Katie Wilson each scored their team's first goals of the game. Jessica Wong and Laura Fridfinnson scored in the first 2:34 of the second period, before Wisconsin poured on the pressure, putting up 23 shots in the second period, to UMD's 3. Jenny Harss was up to the task and stopped 22 of those 23 shots to take a 4-2 lead to the locker room. Wisconsin's Carolyne Prevost scored 1:21 into the third period, then 17 minutes of scoreless hockey was broken by a great Jessica Wong individual effort chasing down a loose puck and scoring an unassisted goal to seal the game before Wisconsin could pull their goaltender, giving UMD the 5-3 final victory.

Jessica Wong

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Jocelyne Larocque Returns to UMD Roster

Click the blog title to view the entire UMDBulldogs.com story on Larocque's return...

"Jocelyne just completed four months of Olympic training and is in the best shape of her life, and most likely playing her best hockey ever," said head coach Shannon Miller. "We understand why she wants to join us now, at this point in the season, rather than wait until next fall. We are very excited to have another player in our line-up, and someone who will play and contribute a great deal right away."

Monday, January 11, 2010

Finally, The Season Returns!

The UMD women's hockey team hasn't hit the DECC ice for a game since winning and tying (and losing in a shootout) to the Bemidji State Beavers on December 13th. This weekend, UMD returns to the DECC to take on the Wisconsin Badgers, Saturday at 7 pm, and Sunday at 4 pm. Wisconsin returned to their regular season play last weekend, splitting a series with North Dakota.