Women’s Hockey To Face Off Against UW-Eau Claire

Posted on November 28th, 2016 by

Gustavus vs. Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Date: Tuesday, November 29
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: St. Peter, Minn. | Don Roberts Ice Rink
Live Coverage: Stats | Video


ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s hockey team hosts the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Tuesday evening for a non-conference weekday matchup.

The Gusties (3-3-1, 1-2-1 MIAC) host the Blugolds (6-3, 1-1 WIAC) at Don Roberts Ice Rink in St. Peter, Minn. at 7 p.m.


Last Time Out: A week ago, Gustavus earned its third win of the season after they defeated the University of Wisconsin-Superior 1-0 at Don Roberts Ice Rink. Rachel Skoglund (Jr., Forest Lake, Minn.) notched the game-winning goal on the power play, her first goal of the season. Goaltender Amanda DiNella (So., Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.) also made 22 saves to record her second shutout of the season.

Series Snapshot: Tuesday’s game marks just the third all-time meeting between the Gustavus and UW-Eau Claire women’s hockey programs. The Gusties own a 2-0 record over the Blugolds after earning a season opening 3-1 victory in Eau Claire this season. The only previous matchup came during the Gustie’s first season of hockey in 1997-98.

About the Blugolds: The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has begun the 2016-17 campaign with a record of 6-3 and is riding a two-game winning streak, posting wins over the No. 2 ranked University of Wisconsin-River Falls and a shutout over Saint Mary’s Universtiy. The Blugolds have averaged 3.22 goals per game and 1.89 goal against, ranking second in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in each. UW-Eau Claire is led by forwards Jaedyn Walz and Courtney Wittig who lead the Blugolds with eight points each. Wittig ranks at the top of the WIAC with eight goals on the season.

Gustavus Notables:

– Sophomore goaltender Amanda DiNella notched her second shutout of the season last week against UW-Superior. DiNella ranks among the top of the goaltending leaders in the MIAC, ranking first with a .960 save percentage and second with a 0.90 goals against average.

– Gustavus is ranked second in the MIAC, allowing just 1.41 goals per game. The Gusties also rank second with a 91.3 percent penalty kill.

– Rachel Skoglund scored the game-winning goal last week against UW-Superior on the power play, her first goal of the season.


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