Minneapolis, Minn.- The University of Maine women's ice hockey team recorded its first win of the season on Saturday night, with a 3-2 victory over Bemidji State in Minneapolis. With the win the Black Bears improve their record to 1-3-0, while Bemidji State falls to 0-2-0.
Bemidji State got on the board first with a goal just 28 seconds into the game, the lone goal of the first period. Black Bear Kelly Law (Markahm, Ontario) notched the first goal of the game for the Black Bears, her first of the season. The goal, scored on the power-play, 20 seconds into the second frame, was assisted by freshmen Elyce Thomas (Port Coquitlam, British Columbia), her first career point as a Black Bear and Jenna Oullette (Winnipeg, Manitoba).
In the third period, Sonia Corriveau (Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec) notched the second goal for the Black Bears. The goal was assisted by Brigitte Laflamme (St.-Augustin, Quebec) and Taryn Peacock (Calgary, Alberta). With the assist Peacock improves her scoring streak to four games.
Vanessa Vani (St. Catherines, Ontario) scored the game-winning goal for the Black Bears at 9:48 of the third period. The goal was Vani's second on the season, Peacock registered her second assist of the game on the goal at 16:08. The Beavers tallied a power-play goal with 5:29 remaining in the game to close the gap to one goal.
Sophomore goaltender Genevieve Turgeon (Lac Beauport, Quebec) made 39 saves in the game, including 19 in the final frame. She recorded 86 saves in two games at the "Easton Shootout" tournament in Minneapolis. Bemidji's Emily Brookshaw recorded 28 saves for the Beavers in the losing cause.
The Black Bears return home to open up Hockey East conference action next weekend Saturday, October 14, facing the Wildcats of New Hampshire and on Sunday, October 15, versus Boston College. Start time for both games at the Alfond is noon. For more information on Maine athletics, visit www.GoBlackBears.com.