Women’s hockey:Gophers win 2-1 over St. Cloud

by Heidi Hanse

For the start of the game there are only a couple changes on the lines. Laura May is on the fourth line and Dagney Willey is back in the line-up on the blue line.

West-Marvin-Francis Erickson-J.Lamoureux-M. Lamourex Blankenship-Schoullis-Jones Rasmussen-Horton-May Drazan-Maunu Schleper-Gagnon Willey-Seeler Alyssa Grogan is in net and has been tested as the Huskies out shot the Gophers 12-4 during the first. Minnesota received three penalties but killed them off. St. Cloud has also been strong on their faceoffs, winning nine of 15. With the band practicing for tomorrow’s football game, the arena is quiet in between periods as the recorded version of the Minnesota rouser played. Even though it is Halloween, there are only a handful of people dressed up. My award for the best costume so far goes to the guys dressed as the Jamaican bobsled team. The Gophers came out and scored 21 seconds into the second period and the score has stayed the same since. Emily West took a shot in front of the net that went top shelf. Shots are 19-18 in favor of the Gophers. The second period has seen 11 penalties from both teams, although neither team has been able to capitalize. Minnesota hasn’t had many good scoring opportunities during their five power plays.The Gophers power play is pass heavy and isn’t dominant against the Huskies’ aggressive penalty kill. The women’s team has added fan favorite chuck-a-puck to their games after the second period. For those of you who don’t know what that is, fans can purchase a puck and during the allotted 15 seconds, throw the puck onto the ice attempting to get it closest to the center face-off dot. However, it takes more time for the pucks to be picked up than for the event to happen. Imagine if the men added that to their games… The third period started like the second but the Huskies were the ones that scored eight seconds into the period. Minnesota bounced back and Gigi Marvin scored the game winner and the game ended 2-1.