By Matthew Sauser

Women’s Hockey — Bemidji State University seniors took the ice at Robert H. Peter Rink at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, MN looking to finish the year strong against the St. Cloud State University Huskies.

Game 31 of the women’s collegiate hockey season for the Beavers kicked off with forwards Emma Terres, Paige Beebe, and Clair DeGeorge; defenders Mak Langei and Alexis Joyce; and Goalie Lauren Bench. This was the 89th matchup between the Huskies (7-18-5, 5-14-4-1 WCHA) and the Beavers (13-14-3, 8-11-2-1 WCHA). The first period ended in a draw with Bench stopping 6 shots by the Huskies. That would end 13 minutes into the 2nd period as SCSU’s Jenna Haeg managed to sneak one past the Beaver goalie. The Huskies managed to get three more goals on the night while also shutting out the Beavers 0-4.

Women’s Ice Hockey Seniors

Senior day for the Lady Beavers came as a day to get their final revenge on the Huskies. Bailey Wright, Terres, Langei, Joyce, Riley Fawcett, and Erin Deters took the ice at the Sanford Center for the last time as starters for the Beavers. Once again, the Huskies and Beavers started off the game in a tight draw with the 25th ranked Beavers defense holding par with the 21st ranked Huskies defense. It took a quick shot by Husky Julia Tylke to break the draw, and she ended up getting the second goal with 10:01 left in the 2nd period. The Beavers would soon strike back with a goal of their own by DeGeorge, assisted Terres and Beebe. The Huskies swept the series with a second win, 1-4, to improve to their conference wins to 6-13-1 in the WCHA.

After the game, the Beavers honored the seniors: Fawcett, Wright, Terres, Joyce, Summer Thibodeau, and Deters. They were recognized for their achievements as a Beaver. The achievements included the following:

– Erin Deters being recognized as 9th all-time goaltending record for Career Appendance (23), 4th all-time career shutouts (5), 8th all-time season shutouts (3), 4th & 5th all-time longest shutout sequence (129:20, 129:17), 3rd all-time ‘Goals Average Against’ (2.34), 3rd all-time career Save Percentage (.921) and lastly, 2nd all-time saves in a game (61)

– Alexis Joyce being recognized for Tied-3rd for all-time career overtime points (2), Tied-1st all-time career overtime goals (1), 8th all-time career game-winning goals (6), 7th all-time career assists (57), 2nd all-time career points by a defenseman (78), 2nd all-time career goals by a defenseman (21), 3rd all-time career assists by a defensemen (57), 4th all-time career consecutive game played (140), 8th-10th all-time individual single season points by a defenseman (tied-20), 7th & 15th all-time individual single season goals by a defenseman (8, 5) and lastly 6th & 8th all-time individual single season assists by a defenseman (16, 15)

– Emma Terres being recognized for 9th all-time career game winning goals (6) & 5th all-time career consecutive games played (137)

Women’s Ice Hockey Team and Parents of Seniors

The Lady Beavers have one last regular season series awaiting them in Columbus, Ohio against the Ohio State University Buckeyes’. The Buckeyes are currently sitting in 2nd place in the WCHA with a record of 13-5-4-3, 20-8-8 overall. The Beavers look to upset the series and sweep the Buckeyes to clinch a home playoff game against Minnesota Duluth.

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