Women’s Hockey Set for Weekend Series with Saint Benedict

Posted on February 14th, 2020 by

(Photo courtesy of David Faulkner, SPX Sports.)

SAINT PETER Minn. – The No. 5 Gustavus women’s hockey team will travel to Saint Benedict on Friday hosting Saint Ben’s on Saturday. Friday’s game between the Gusties (15-3-2, 11-1-2 MIAC) and Bennies (10-9-1, 5-9-0 MIAC) will begin at 7 p.m. at Dave Torrey Arena in St. Cloud, while Saturday’s game will be a 2:00 p.m. contest at Don Roberts Ice Rink.

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Gustavus Game Notes

The Series: Friday’s contest marks the 44th all-time with Gustavus holding a 39-3-1 advantage. The two teams met last on February 16th, 2019 where the Gusties shut out the Bennies in a 5-0 victory.

Scouting the Gusties: Gustavus is most recently coming off a series sweep of Concordia last weekend. The Gusties have been extremely strong on special teams as they lead the conference in power play and penalty kill percentage with marks of 20.0 and 93.8, respectively. Kristina Press leads the Black and Gold with 24 points from 10 goals and 14 assists. Molly McHugh has 21 points on 11 goals and 10 assists while Hailey Holland adds 16 points on nine goals and seven assists. Katie McCoy has made 8 starts in net with a conference-leading save percentage of .939.

Scouting the Bennies: Saint Benedict’s most recently split a series against St. Thomas last weekend, losing 2-1 Friday and winning 3-2 on Saturday. The Bennies are second in the MIAC in power play percentage with a success rate of 18.0, while they ranked fifth in goals-per-game and goals allowed with marks of 2.50 and 2.24, respectively. Annika Brodt leads the team with 20 points on eight goals and 12 assists. Mollie Wise adds 16 points from 13 goals and three assists while Rylan Bistodeau has 12 points from eight goals and four assists. Ally Frantzick has made nine starts in net with a .924 save percentage.

 

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