Tuesday, January 20, 2009

UND drops to fifth in WCHA after setback in Wisconsin

The Fighting Sioux dropped to fifth place for the time being in WCHA standings as they were swept by the second-ranked Wisconsin Badgers this past weekend, 6-2 and 7-2. St. Cloud State moved ahead of the Sioux into fourth place as they took both games against the Buckeyes on the road.

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Friday / Saturday

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sioux come up just short Saturday and in attempt of regular season sweep over Huskies

The Fighting Sioux concluded their regular-season action against WCHA rival St. Cloud State taking three-of-four games this season. The Sioux won both games in Grand Forks earlier this season by one goal, took the opening game of the Series in St. Cloud, Minn., 3-1, before dropping its first game of the year against the Huskies on Saturday, 3-2.

Senior captain Casie Hanson had her best weekend of the season for the Sioux as she scored the game-winning goal on Friday and both Sioux goals on Saturday for a three-point weekend.

"Casie has had some unbelievably good practices as of late," Brian Idalski said. "She has just been terrific and I am not surprised she is having success back on the ice again. She is the heart and soul of our team."

Brittany Kirkham backstopped the Sioux to its win on Friday with 43 saves allowing just one goal.

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Friday / Saturday

Sioux go bowling

After a few weeks hiatus for the holidays, the FletchSKO show is back.

This week hosts Kelsey Fletcher and Randi Motsko (doing the camera work this week) go bowling on a team-building activity. They find out some New Year's resolutions from Stephanie Roy, Margot Miller and Samatha Turner. Others show off their bowling style and some scores.

To view the show click here: Episode 6

Poirier named to Rookie of the Week honors; Wiebe FSC Athlete of the Week

Freshmen Marie-Michelle Poirier and Alyssa Wiebe both received recognition for their efforts last week in the Easton Showcase against Rensselaer and Wayne State. Poirier was named the conferences Rookie of the Week while Wiebe was name Fighting Sioux Club Athlete of the Week.

For full releases click here: Poirier / Wiebe

Monday, January 5, 2009

Sioux go unbeaten to start second half of season at Easton Showcase

The Sioux took part in the Easton Showcase tournament hosted by St. Cloud State this previous weekend where they battled in two overtime games against Rensselaer and tenth-ranked Wayne State (Mich.).

On Friday, the Sioux rallied late to defeat Rensselaer 3-2 in overtime. Marie-Michelle Poirier scored her first of a two-goal game against RPI short-handed for the for UND's first short-handed goal of the season. Poirier added her sixth goal of the season with only 2:35 remaining in regulation to even the game at two goals apiece, sending the game to overtime. Alyssa Wiebe found twine for the game-winner and her second overtime goal this season. Netminder Stephanie Ney improved to 6-3 on the year with 23 saves. For full game story click here

The Sioux went to overtime against Wayne State on Saturday to go to extra time for the third consecutive game. The game ended in a 3-3 tie before winning the shootout 1-0 with the only goal coming from senior Melissa Jaques. Wiebe scored two first-period goals while junior Alex Williams added her first of the season. Backstop Brittany Kirkham had 30 saves in the tie while blanking the Warriors in the shootout. Wiebe is now on a five-game scoring streak with four goals and four assists while senior Randi Motsko has six assists in her last three games. For full game story click here