Women's hockey sweeps Bemidji State

Wisconsin goaltender Christine Dufour earns first career shutout in 2-0 win

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The seventh-ranked Wisconsin women's hockey team shutout Bemidji State 2-0 on the road to sweep the series and improve to .500 (3-3-0) in the WCHA.

Wisconsin's Karen Rickard notched a goal and an assist to lead the Badgers in scoring, while Meghan Hunter also knocked a goal in for the win.

Frosh goaltender Christine Dufour earned her fifth start in net for UW and put up 11 saves for the victory and her first career shutout. Bemidji State goaltender Anik Côté collected 32 saves in the BSU loss.

However, a breakaway pass down center ice by Rickard, a senior from Bowmanville, Ontario, and a back-handed chip shot by Hunter, a fellow Ontario native from Oil Springs, beat Côté glove-side for a short-handed goal at 15:23. Hunter now needs just five points to break Wisconsin's all-time career scoring record of 159 points set by former Badger Kendra Antony last season.

Up 1-0, Wisconsin outshot Bemidji State 11-3 and finally tallied a second goal after Côté was pulled from net at 19:03. Rickard scored on the empty net just 11 seconds later off an assist from teammate Molly Engstrom for a 2-0 final score. Overall, the Badgers notched 34 shots on goal to the Beavers 11.

Now 7-3-0 overall and 3-3-0 in the WCHA, Wisconsin will cross over the state line again next weekend, Friday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Nov. 15, for a two-game series at No. 10 Minnesota State.

Score by period

Wisconsin01 1 2
Bemidji State00 0 0

Shots on goal by period

Wisconsin814 12 34
Bemidji State53 3 11

Scoring Summary

First Period


Second Period

Meghan Hunter from Karen Richard at 15:23, SH

Third Period

Karen Richard from Molly Engstrom at 19:14


UW: Christine Dufour, 11 (0 goals allowed, 60:00)

BS: Anik Cote, 32 (1 goal allowed, 59:49)

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