WCHA Women’s Hockey Weekly Recap: November 24th, 2014

Friday, Nov. 21

Minnesota 5, Minnesota State 1

Dani Cameranesi recorded a hat trick in the Gophers’ win over the Mavericks in the first leg of their home-and-home series this weekend. Milica McMillen and Hannah Brandt each had a goal and an assist, and Rachel Ramsey and Rachael Bona each netted two assists. For the Mavericks, Anna Keys scored the lone goal in the contest, and Erin Krichiver made 52 saves. | Box Score | GopherSports.com Recap | MSUMavericks.com Recap

Wisconsin 4, St. Cloud State 0

The Badgers finished the first period up 3-0 on goals from Karley Sylvester, Annie Pankowski, and Brittany Ammerman, and never looked back. Ammerman led the team with three points, while Sylvester and Blayre Turnbull notched a goal and an assist each. Ann-Renée Desbiens picked up the win and shutout in net with a 12-save performance. Julie Friend had 43 saves at the other end for the Huskies. | Box Score | UWBadgers.com Recap | SCSUHuskies.com Recap

North Dakota 2, Ohio State 2 (OT)

North Dakota jumped out to a 2-0 lead off of goals from Amy Menke and Andrea Dalen, and then killed off two straight five-minute majors in the third period, but the Buckeyes mounted a comeback anyways. Immediately after the power play expired, Claudia Kepler scored to bring them within one, and then netted her second of the night to tie it up with just 1.9 seconds left in regulation. After the game ended in a tie, Ohio State went on to win the ensuing shootout, 1-0, with Julia McKinnon getting the winner. | Box Score | UNDSports.com Recap | OhioStateBuckeyes.com Recap | UNDSports.com Highlights

Minnesota Duluth 7, Cornell 2

The Bulldogs’ offense came alive in this one, throwing 41 shots on net with 13 different players getting on the scoresheet. Sidney Morin led UMD with a three-point effort off of a goal and two assists, while Zoe Hickel netted two goals. Meghan Huertas, Brigette Lacquette, Ashleigh Brykaliuk, Katerina Mrazova, and Emma Stauber all had multi-point outings as well. | Box Score | UMDBulldogs.com Recap

Saturday, Nov. 22

Wisconsin 3, St. Cloud State 0

The Badgers capped off the sweep in dominant fashion, outshooting the Huskies 44-15. Ammerman chipped in another goal and an assist to lead the offense, and Katy Josephs tallied two assists for a multi-point night. Desbiens picked up another shutout between the pipes, making 15 saves, while St. Cloud State’s Katie Fitzgerald was superb, with a 41-save performance. | Box Score | UWBadgers.com Recap | SCSUHuskies.com Recap

Minnesota 4, Minnesota State 0

The Gophers picked up the sweep behind a two-goal, three-point, 10-shot night from Hannah Brandt. Lee Stecklein also had a multi-point game with two assists, and six other Minnesota players got on the scoresheet. Krichiver was again outstanding in net even in the loss, making 48 saves on the night. Sidney Peters picked up the win for the Gophers in net, making eight saves in two periods of action. | Box Score | GopherSports.com Recap | MSUMavericks.com Recap

North Dakota 4, Ohio State 3

On Saturday afternoon, it was North Dakota who mounted a third-period comeback to overtake the Buckeyes. Goals from Kayla Sullivan and Taylor Kuehl had Ohio State leading, 2-1, going into the final period of play, but Shannon Kaiser tied it just 1:56 in. Less than a minute later, Menke scored to give UND the lead, and Becca Kohler added an insurance goal which was very much needed as the Buckeyes scored in the last 10 seconds to cut the lead to 4-3. | Box Score | UNDSports.com Recap | OhioStateBuckeyes.com Recap | UNDSports.com Highlights

Minnesota Duluth 2, Cornell 0

The Bulldogs completed the non-conference sweep behind a 22-save shutout from Kayla Black. UMD used two special-teams goals to seal the win, with Brykaliuk scoring shorthanded just 1:04 into the second period, and Hickel adding a power-play tally in the third. | Box Score | UMDBulldogs.com Recap

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