Minnesota Duluth Falls To Minnesota Whitecaps In Exhibition, 5-2
Freshman forward Sydney Brodt posts goal and assist for Bulldogs

Senior forward Ashleigh Brykaliuk had two assists for the Bulldogs
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 4:11  MNW1-0 EV Monique LamoureuxHannah Brandt, Kendall Coyne
2nd 7:18  MNW2-0 EV Hannah BrandtKendall Coyne, Chelsey Rosenthal
2nd 11:27  MNW3-0 EV GW Stephanie AndersonKendall Coyne, Monique Lamoureux
3rd 0:47  MNW4-0 EV Kendall CoyneHannah Brandt
3rd 7:03  MND1-4 EV Sydney BrodtAshleigh Brykaliuk
3rd 12:48  MNW5-1 EV Kendall CoyneMonique Lamoureux, Hannah Brandt
3rd 19:58.4 MND2-5 PP EA Demi CrossmanAshleigh Brykaliuk, Sydney Brodt
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota Whitecaps  0325
Minnesota Duluth  0022
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota Whitecaps  713626
Minnesota Duluth  13101437
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota Whitecaps  0/1 2/4 0
Minnesota Duluth  1/2 1/2 0
Minnesota Whitecaps Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Shelby Amsley-Benzie (W)59:582 13101235
Empty Net0:020     
Minnesota Duluth Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Maddie Rooney29:502 73010
Catherine Johnson (L)30:083 07411
Empty Net0:020     

The No. 5 University of Minnesota Duluth women's hockey team hit the ice for the first time in almost a month Saturday afternoon in its 5-2 exhibition loss against the Minnesota Whitecaps.

The Bulldogs - who last skated against an opponent back on Dec. 10 - was without six rostered players in the line-up. Five of those players - including leading scorer senior forward Lara Stalder - were in Fussen, Germany for the The Nations Cup that ran from Wednesday, Jan. 4 through Saturday Jan. 7.

UMD outshot the Whitecaps in the first and third stanzas, but after a scoreless first period, the Bulldogs surrendered two goals in the opening 7:18 of the second period. Overall, the Bulldogs trailed 3-0 after 40 minutes of play and 4-0 after Kendall Coyne scored just 47 seconds into the final stanza.

Rookie forward Sydney Brodt finished off a breakaway from Ashleigh Brykaliuk at the 7:03 mark of the third period to put UMD on the board, but Coyne scored her fifth point of the game at 12:48 to give the Whitecaps a 4-1 advantage. Senior forward Demi Crossman buried the puck off a face-off play with two seconds remaining in regulation to record UMD's second - and only other goal - in the skate.

Brykaliuk (2a) and Brodt (1g, 1a) each led the Bulldogs with two points, while seven players recorded four shots. UMD outshot the Whitecaps 37-26 in the game, including 14-6 in the third period.

Both goaltenders manned the pipes for the Bulldogs, with Maddie Rooney having posted 10 saves in 29:50 of action and Catherine Johnson stopping 11 shots in 30:08 minutes.

UMD will welcome the No. 2 University of Minnesota next weekend in its first Western Collegiate Hockey Association action of 2017. The Friday-Saturday series will get underway at 3 p.m. both days.

BULLDOG NOTES: UMD was without Lara Stalder (Switzerland), Michelle Lowenhielm, Maria Lindh, Linnea Hedin (Sweden) and Katerina Mrázová (Czech Republic) ... All five players skated in The Nations Cup ... two former Bulldogs skated for the Whitecaps - former All-American Jenny Potter and defenseman Emma Stauber.