Fitzgerald Stops 34 Shots As St. Cloud State Defeats Bemidji State, 3-0
Junior goaltender Katie Fitzgerald makes 34 saves for Huskies

Junior goaltender Katie Fitzgerald made 34 saves for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 10:33  STC1-0 EV GW Amanda Arbogast (4)Jenna Redford/2, Lexi Slattery/3
3rd 10:17  STC2-0 SH Audrey Hanmer (4) -
3rd 18:58  STC3-0 EV EN Lauren Hespenheide (3)Abby Ness/6, Alexandra Makaric/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Bemidji State  0000
St. Cloud State  0123
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Bemidji State  9131234
St. Cloud State  69621
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Bemidji State (11-6-1)  0/2 1/2 0
St. Cloud State (6-14-1)  0/0 3/6 1
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brittni Mowat (L, 9-4-1)58:272 68418
Empty Net1:331     
St. Cloud State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Katie Fitzgerald (W, 2-6-1)60:000 9131234

St. Cloud, Minn. --- The St. Cloud State Huskies (6-15-1, 3-10-1 WCHA) shutout the #9 ranked Bemidji State Beavers (11-6-1, 7-6-1 WCHA) 3-0 on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. They end 2014 on a high note, marking their third WCHA win of the season.

The game came out scoreless in the first period and sent the teams tied 0-0 going into the second. The first goal came just over half way through the second, when Jenna Redford threw the puck on net, starting a scrum that Amanda Arbogast was there to finish. Redford got her second assist of the season, and Lexi Slattery, her third, as she was awarded the second assist on the goal. This marks Arbogast's fourth goal of the season, making her one of the team leaders in goals.

The Huskies went into the third with a one goal lead and momentum in their favor. Both teams were put in the box just 7:57 into the third, after Audrey Hanmer and Kayleigh Chapman, of Bemidji, took matching roughing penalties, taking the play down to 4-on-4. Kalli Funk joined Hanmer in the box for a high sticking penalty, forcing the Huskies on a 4-on-3. As the roughing penalties expired, Hanmer came out of the box to pick up the loose puck in the neutral zone, sending herself on a breakaway, where she capitalized to extend the lead 2-0 with 10:17 to play in the game.

With 1:33 left in the contest, Bemidji State pulled their goalie in the effort to put one past the Huskies. SCSU was not phased, as they got it out, giving Lauren Hespenheide the chance to put the puck into the empty net, to go up 3-0 and solidify their win.

St. Cloud State's junior goaltender, Katie Fitzgerald, earned her second shutout of not only the season, but her career. She faced 34 shots on net in 60 minutes of play, moving her record to 2-9-1 on the season.

The Huskies will start 2015 off with a home series against Ohio State, on Jan. 9-10. Both games will be played at 3:07.