North Dakota Shuts Out St. Cloud State, 4-0
Becca Kohler, Meghan Dufault, Amy Menke and Josefine Jakobsen each record goal and assist for North Dakota

Junior forward Becca Kohler had a goal and an assist for North Dakota
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 3:33  NDK1-0 PP GW Meghan Dufault (9)Becca Kohler/16, Halli Krzyzaniak/9
2nd 12:49  NDK2-0 PP Becca Kohler (10)Amy Menke/11, Meghan Dufault/17
3rd 6:24  NDK3-0 EV Josefine Jakobsen (12)Leah Jensen/6, Andrea Dalen/13
3rd 18:40  NDK4-0 SH EN Amy Menke (12)Jordan Hampton/7, Josefine Jakobsen/9
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
North Dakota  0224
St. Cloud State  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
North Dakota  11121134
St. Cloud State  25916
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
North Dakota (17-11-3)  2/2 4/8 1
St. Cloud State (6-24-1)  0/4 2/4 0
North Dakota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Shelby Amsley-Benzie (W, 13-6-3)60:000 25916
St. Cloud State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Katie Fitzgerald (L, 2-10-1)59:123 1110930
Empty Net0:481     

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Three special-teams goals powered the University of North Dakota women's hockey team to a 4-0 win over St. Cloud State on the road Friday night at Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.

North Dakota scored twice on the power play and once shorthanded to earn the win over the Huskies. With the victory, UND improves to 17-11-3 (13-9-3-2 WCHA) and takes over third place in the conference standings from Minnesota Duluth. The Huskies fell to 6-24-1 (3-20-1-1 WCHA) and remain in seventh place.

After a scoreless first period, North Dakota wasted little time getting on the board in the second. Just 23 seconds into the first power-play chance of the night, Meghan Dufault scored to put UND up 1-0. Becca Kohler caught Dufault driving to the net and Dufault got her stick on it to one-time the puck past SCSU goaltender Katie Fitzgerald.

Kohler then added one of her own on the power play more than halfway through the period. North Dakota's top line of Kohler, Dufault, and Amy Menke put together a nice sequence, with Kohler finishing the play off a pass from Menke down low.

UND scored its final special-teams goal of the night at the very end of the game. St. Cloud State went on a power play with about two minutes left in the third period and pulled Fitzgerald for the extra attacker while trailing by three. With just over a minute remaining, Menke capped off the 6-on-4 penalty kill with a shorthanded empty-net goal. She is now tied for the national lead with three shorthanded tallies on the season.

In all, UND went two-for-two on the power play against the Huskies and was a perfect four-for-four on the penalty kill in a dominant performance in all situations.

Josefine Jakobsen scored the third goal for North Dakota about six minutes into the third period. With a goal and an assist, she extended her point streak to five games and has four goals and two assists in that stretch.

Goaltender Shelby Amsley-Benzie picked up the shutout in net, stopping all 16 shots she faced. It was her sixth shutout of the season and her third in the last five games.

UND goes for the sweep tomorrow afternoon against St. Cloud State. Puck drop is set for 3 p.m. (CT) at Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.