WCHA Women’s Hockey Weekly Recap: December 1st, 2014

Monday, Nov. 24

Minnesota 5, St. Cloud State 0

A hat trick from freshman Kelly Pannek helped the Gophers best St. Cloud State in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Women’s Face-Off Classic. Kate Schipper also picked up a goal and an assist in the win, while Maryanne Menefee notched two helpers. Julie Friend came up with 40 saves for the Huskies even in the loss. | Box Score | GopherSports.com Recap | SCSUHuskies.com Recap

Friday, Nov. 28

Bemidji State 4, Minnesota Duluth 1

Brigette Lacquette got the Bulldogs on the board first, but the Beavers scored four unanswered to go on to win the game. Kristine Grenier knotted things up at 1-1 halfway through the first period, Ivana Bilic netted the game-winner less than five minutes later. UMD outshot Bemidji State, 32-25, but couldn’t get more than one past Brittni Mowat in net. | Box Score | BSUBeavers.com Recap | UMDBulldogs.com Recap

Wisconsin 5, New Hampshire 0

The Badgers rolled to the win in non-conference action with 12 different players getting on the scoresheet. Katy Josephs scored a goal and an assist, and Annie Pankowski also notched a multi-point night with two assists. Blayre Turnbull, Baylee Wellhausen, Karley Sylvester, and Erika Sowchuk all scored goals for Wisconsin. Ann-Renée Desbiens earned the shutout in net with a 16-save effort, and even picked up an assist of her own. | Box Score | UWBadgers.com Recap

Saturday, Nov. 29

Minnesota Duluth 2, Bemidji State 0

The Bulldogs snapped Bemidji State’s five-game unbeaten streak with the shutout victory. Zoe Hickel put them up 1-0 just 2:23 in, and Meghan Huertas added another one at the very end to seal it. Huertas led Minnesota Duluth with a two-point night, and Kayla Black blanked the Beavers with a 32-save performance in goal. For BSU, Mowat stopped 27 of 28 shots. | Box Score | UMDBulldogs.com Recap | BSUBeavers.com Recap

North Dakota 6, St. Cloud State 1

A three-point night from Becca Kohler led the way for UND in the rout over the Huskies. Josefine Jakobsen broke an 11-game scoreless streak with two goals, and Gracen Hirschy also chipped in twice, while Halli Krzyzaniak posted a multi-point night off of two assists. Shelby Amsley-Benzie grabbed the win in net with 19 saves. For St. Cloud State, Julie Friend stopped 34 shots and Lexi Slattery scored the lone goal. | Box Score | UNDSports.com Recap | SCSUHuskies.com Recap | UNDSports.com Highlights

Wisconsin 5, New Hampshire 0

Wisconsin’s offense again powered the Badgers as they claimed the weekend road sweep over the Wildcats. Sydney McKibbon and Annie Pankowski each netted two goals, and Melissa Channell and Jenny Ryan scored two assists each. It was the team’s fifth-straight shutout, with Desbiens turning in another 16-save performance between the pipes. | Box Score | UWBadgers.com Recap

Minnesota 2, Princeton 1

The Gophers survived a scare on the road from non-conference opponent Princeton, who kept the game scoreless going into the third period. Hannah Brandt finally got Minnesota on the board 3:15 into the final period, and Menefee made it 2-0 just over a minute later. The Tigers got one back with less than five minutes remaining, but the Gophers held on for the victory. Amanda Leveille turned away 15 shots in net for the win. | Box Score | GopherSports.com Recap

Sunday, Nov. 30

North Dakota 3, St. Cloud State 1

UND outshot St. Cloud State 14-1 in the first period, but only had a goal from Meghan Dufault to show for it. Kohler extended the lead to 2-0 midway through the second, but the Huskies’ Vanessa Spataro made it a one-goal game again with a power play tally just three minutes later. St. Cloud State picked it up over the last half of the game, and even outshot North Dakota 9-7 in the final period, but Amy Menke put the game out of reach at the 10:08 mark of the third. Katie Fitzgerald made 31 saves for the Huskies, while at the other end, Lexie Shaw picked up the win with 17 saves. | Box Score | UNDSports.com Recap | SCSUHuskies.com Recap | UNDSports.com Highlights

Minnesota 5, Princeton 2

Minnesota picked up the road sweep with a little more breathing room this time against the Tigers. The Gophers scored three unanswered to start the game, but Princeton cut into the lead midway through the third. Brandt and Rachael Bona added goals after that to seal it. Brandt and Dani Cameranesi led Minnesota with a goal and two assists each. | Box Score | GopherSports.com Recap

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