Women’s Hockey Back To MIAC Play Versus No. 4 St. Thomas

Posted on January 11th, 2019 by

SAINT PETER, Minn. – The No. 9 Gustavus women’s hockey team will play a home-home doubleheader with No. 4 St. Thomas this weekend. Tonight’s contest will be at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Thomas Ice Arena in Mendota Heights, Minn. and tomorrow’s 2 p.m. contest will be at Don Roberts Ice Arena in Saint Peter, Minn. The Gusties enter the contest 8-3-1 overall with a 5-1 MIAC record while the Tommies are 12-0 overall and 6-0 in conference play.

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Gustavus Game Notes

Scouting the Gusties

Gustavus is most recently coming off a 3-1 victory over No. 10 UW-Eau Claire on Saturday. Amanda DiNella (Sr., Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.) was solid in the net making 36 saves while allowing just one goal. On the season, DiNella has made 273 saves while allowing 19 goals for a save percentage of .935. On the attack, the Gusties are led by Allie Stanger (Sr., Paynesville, Minn.) and Kristina Press (Fy., Cottage Grove, Minn.) who have 10 and nine points, respectively. Lilia Scheid (Fy., Stillwater, Minn.) is the other Gustavus player with more than five points as she has six (4g, 2a). As a team this season the Gusties are 7-for-43 (16.3 percent) on power plays while they have successfully killed off 33-of-39 (84.6 percent) of their penalties.

Scouting the Tommies

St. Thomas is most recently coming off a 5-1 win over St. Scholastica on Saturday. The Tommies, now sitting at 12-0 on the year, are the only remaining team in DIII women’s hockey with an undefeated record. A large part of their success is due to the goaltending of Mackenzie Torpy who has allowed just five goals on the year while making 218 saves for a NCAA-leading save percentage of .978. Maddy Fiedler and Shae McClean lead the attack for St. Thomas with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Fiedler and McClean though are just the start of an attack that has been strong all season as the Tommies have 10 players with three goals on the season. Special teams for St. Thomas have been solid as they are 5-of-35 (14.3 percent) on the power play and 18-of-18 (100 percent) on the penalty kill.

 

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