Women’s College Hockey: Saturday’s Gameday Central
The Ice Garden packages the essentials for following today’s matchups
Part Friday recap, part info blast for Saturday’s top matchups, this Women’s College Hockey: Saturday’s Gameday Central post is meant to give readers a one stop shop for links pertaining to a few of the day’s games. On top of short summaries for each game listed, we link team Twitter accounts, free and subscription-based video streams, as well as live stats for viewers to access all they could want in women’s college hockey on Saturday, with ease.
No. 1 Wisconsin @ Minnesota State, 2:07CT — Mankato, Minnesota [WCHA]
Wisconsin took Friday’s game by a score of 3-0. Badgers goalie Ann-Renée Desbiens picked up her fourth shutout in nine games on 14 shots, with Jenny Ryan, Sarah Nurse, and Sophia Shaver notching goals.
No. 3 Minnesota-Duluth @ Ohio State, 2:07ET — Columbus, Ohio [WCHA]
After a lower scoring series against BSU last weekend, UMD punished Ohio State 6-0. The recently featured Kassidy Sauvé was pulled after the first period, during which she allowed 4GA. Senior Katherine McGovern (2G-2A-4PTS) and freshman Sydney Brodt (2G-1A-3PTS) powered the Bulldogs offensively with a combined 13SOG.
No. 4 Boston College vs. Connecticut, 2:00ET — Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts [HE]
On the road, the Eagles made the Huskies pay on the man advantage, winning 3-0. Senior Andie Anastos picked up her second career hat trick on power play goals and Junior Katie Burt got her second shutout of the season, stopping 17 shots.
No. 5 Colgate @ Rensselaer, 3:00ET — Troy, New York [ECAC]
Both teams are coming off of low scoring shutout wins: Colgate’s Julia Vandyk picked up her second shutout of the year, stopping Union’s 14 shots; Rensselaer’s Lovisa Selander had a heavier volume, stopping 41 shots.
Game 2: Stats
No. 6 Quinnipiac @ Brown, 3:00ET — Providence, Rhode Island [ECAC]
These two East Coast teams meet up on Saturday after wildly opposing results yesterday: Quinnipiac handily beat Yale 4-1, and Brown was shutout 4-0 by Princeton. The Bobcats’ Taylar Cianfarano picked up her 7th and 8th goals on the power play. In their loss against Princeton, the Bears went 0-5 on the power play.
No. 7 St. Lawrence vs. Harvard, 3:00ET — Canton, New York [ECAC]
Harvard’s coming off of getting shut out 4-0 by No. 8 Clarkson, and St. Lawrence is coming off of a shutout of their own against Dartmouth. New Zealand native Grace Harrison grabbed her second shutout of the year in the Saints’ 2-0 win over Dartmouth.
No. 8 Clarkson vs. Dartmouth, 3:00ET — Potsdam, New York [ECAC]
Clarkson handed Harvard a 4-0 drubbing, while Dartmouth was blanked by St. Lawrence. Junior Shea Tiley recorded her first shutout of the year with 20 saves, while Senior Cayley Mercer scored two goals.
No. 9 Princeton @ Yale, 3:00ET — New Haven, Connecticut
Princeton had no trouble with Brown, winning 4-0. Sophomore Karlie Lund scored two goals. Yale had a tough time against Quinnipiac losing 4-1, allowing the Bobcats to score on three of their eight power plays.
No. 10 Bemidji State vs. North Dakota, 3:07CT — Bemidji, Minnesota [WCHA]
North Dakota took game one of the home-and-home series 5-2. Senior Amy Menke registered three points, including the game winner and a short-handed empty netter. Lisa Marvin and Halli Krzyzaniak each had two assists.
Note: All rankings listed are from Week 5’s SB Nation’s Women’s College Hockey Division 1 Poll.