Showing posts with label Michelle Karvinen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Michelle Karvinen. Show all posts

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Women's Olympic Hockey: UND's Michelle Karvinen best woman's forward at the 2014 OIympics

UND All-World forward Michelle Karvinen has won the Directorate Award as the best forward in the 2014 Women's Olympic Hockey. That's an awesome honor for Karvinen. Now, will she even make second team All-WCHA? I think she deserves to. Karvinen scored (5g-2a--7pts) during the 2014 Sochi games.

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Saturday, March 02, 2013

UND vs. MSU WCHA Playoffs game two

UND Forward Lines
91 Ashley Furia —17 Jocelyne Lamoureux (C) —19 Meghan Dufault
3 Michelle Karvinen (A) — 63 Josefine Jakobsen—2 Mary Loken
10 Andrea Dalen ­—51 Becca Kohler— 15 Megan Gilbert
6 Allison Parizek –– 11 Shannon Kaiser —13 Layla Marvin

UND Defense Pairings

4 Sam LaShomb — 18 Monique Lamoureux (A)
22 Tanja Esenschmid – 8 Samantha Hanson
7 Jordan Slavin – 16 Tori Williams

UND goalies

1 –Shelby Amsley-Benzie
30 Jorid Dagfinrud

Minnesota State Maverick Forward Lines

15 Tracy McCann – 25 Lauren Smith (A) –13 Kathleen Rogan
18 Nicole Germaine—26 Kari Lundberg (C) –11 Natalie Stoltz
3 Lauren Zrust –23 Melissa Klippenstein – 29 Casy Hirsch
21 Haley Northcote – 16 Lindsay Nagel – 10 Katie Johnson

Minnesota State Defensive Pairings

20 Emilia Anderson – 28 Danielle Scholzen
14 Erika Magnusson – 5 Lauren Barnes
27 Shelby Moteyunas – Giulianna Pallotta

Minnesota State Goalies

33 Erin Krichiver
37 Danielle Butter
30 Brianna Quade
United States forward Jocelyne Lamoureux in a ...
United States forward Jocelyne Lamoureux in a game against the ECAC All-Stars on January 3, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

UND versus OSU game two lines

UND Forward Lines

10 Andrea Dalen –17 Jocelyne Lamoureux (C) –19 Meghan Dufault
3 Michelle Karvinen (A) –63 Josefine Jakobsen—91 Ashley Furia
15 Megan Gilbert –51 Becca Kohler –13 Layla Marvin
6 Allison Parizek – 2 Mary Loken – 11 Shannon Kaiser

UND Defense Pairings

4 Sam LaShomb – 18 Monique Lamoureux (A)
22 Tanja Esenschmid – 8 Samantha Hanson
7 Jordan Slavin – 16 Tori Williams

UND goalies

1 –Shelby Amsley-Benzie
30 Jorid Dagfinrud
33 Michelle Bonapace-Potvin

OSU Buckeye Forward lines

23 – Tina Hollowell (A) – 15 Minttu Tuominen (A) – 25 Paige Semenza (A)
19 Danielle Gagne – 6 Taylor Kuehl –4 Ally Tarr
12 Hokey Langan (C) – 7 Kayla Sullivan – 17 Julia McKinnon
 (No Forward)—16 Melani Moylan—16 Melani Moylan

OSU Buckeye Defense Pairings

20 Kari Schmitt –22 Sara Schmitt
27 Annie Svedin – 14 Becky Allis
9 Bryanna Neuwald – 10 Kara Gust
2 Cara Zubko 

 OSU Buckeye goalies

31 – Chelsea Knapp
39 – Stacy Danczak

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Friday, February 15, 2013

UND Women run OSU out of the building

United States forward Jocelyne Lamoureux in a ...
United States forward Jocelyne Lamoureux in a game against the ECAC All-Stars on January 3, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Grand Forks, ND – The University of North Dakota women’s hockey team has been on a bit of a role as of late, winning six in a row and seven of the last eight games that they played in.
Senior forward Jocelyne Lamoureux came into tonight’s game on a hot streak of her own. This past week, Lamoureux broke the existing league record for career points of 262 held by Wisconsin’s Hilary Knight (2007-12). The Record fell, when Lamoureux recorded seven points during last weekend series (0g-7a—7pts) against the Bemidji State Beaver, giving her a collegiate career total of 266 points (120g -146a—266pts) in 140 games played.
Tonight, a couple of hot streaks continued as the Green and White extended their winning streak to seven straight games, beating the Ohio State University Buckeyes 5-2.
With the win tonight, UND also clinched home ice for the WCHA playoffs, but the head coach didn’t seemed satisfied with that fact.
“For a long time, it was one of our goals [home ice] every year,” Head Coach Brian Idalski said. “That hasn’t changed, but I think it’s a smaller goal, and there’s still a lot of work to be done and I think we understand that. We got a big game tomorrow we got to turn around and be ready, that club has a lot of pride, their well coached and you have to show up and be ready to go.”
Senior forward Jocelyn Lamoureux remained smoking hot, as she added two more points to her already impressive career point’s total. Tonight, she chipped in (1g-1a—2pts). Not to be out done, Jocelyn’s twin sister Monique had an impressive night of her own, as she added three helpers (0g-3a—3pts).
Junior forward Michelle Karvinen who missed the first 12 games of the season with an undisclosed injury, continue her torrid pace as she chipped in two more markers. Karvinen now has (14g-26a—40pts). Tonight, Karvinen also recorded her 100 career point in just her 55th game and this is what she had to say on getting her 100th career point.
“It’s very special,” Karvinen said. “I am happy it’s not just like a rebound or something and it was a little nicer, it was great.”
The Ohio State Buckeyes actually took a 2-1 lead with a couple of goals from Captain Hokey Langan (Chatham, Ontario). That was all the closer the game would get as UND would blow the game open with three goals five minutes apart.
After the game, head coach Brian Idalski was asked about the explosion in the second period.
“I just thought we executed a little better,” Idalski said. “I thought we were a little hungry as far as getting pucks to the net and being the first to jump on rebounds. You have to out work them – they’re so good at playing with energy and competing and they’re very strong on pucks. You had to turn it up a notch to match that.”
Same two teams tomorrow night at 07:07 pm.
With the win tonight, UND currently sits in 8th of the Pairwise Rankings, UND would need to 8th or above to make the NCAA tourney.

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UND versus OSU game one lines

UND Forward Lines

91 Ashley Furia –17 Jocelyne Lamoureux (C) –19 Meghan Dufault
3 Michelle Karvinen (A) –63 Josefine Jakobsen 2 Mary Loken
10 Andrea Dalen –51 Becca Kohler –15 Megan Gilbert
6 Allison Parizek –11 Shannon Kaiser –13 Layla Marvin

UND Defense Pairings

4 Sam LaShomb – 18 Monique Lamoureux (A)
22 Tanja Esenschmid – 8 Samantha Hanson
7 Jordan Slavin – 16 Tori Williams

UND goalies

1 –Shelby Amsley-Benzie
30 Jorid Dagfinrud
33 Michelle Bonapace-Potvin

OSU Buckeye Forward lines

23 – Tina Hollowell (A) – 15 Minttu Tuominen (A) – 25 Paige Semenza (A)
19 Daniell Gagne – Taylor Kuehl –4 Ally Tarr
12 Hokey Langan (C) – 26 Kendall Curtis – 17 Julia McKinnon
7 Kayla Sullivan – (No Forward)—16 Melani Moylan

OSU Buckeye Defense Pairings

20 Kari Schmitt –22 Sara Schmitt
27 Annie Svedin – 14 Becky Allis
9 Bryanna Neuwald – 10 Kara Gust
2 Cara Zubko  

 OSU Buckeye Goalies

31 – Chelsea Knapp
39 – Stacy Danczak

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Saturday, December 01, 2012

UND women torches RIT Tigers 8-2.

Grand Forks, ND – After last night’s win, University of North Dakota women’s head coach Brian Idalski wasn’t happy with his teams play. Words like lethargic and sloppy were uttered by the head coach. You would have thought he was the head coach of the team that had lost 3-2 to the RIT Tigers.

What a difference 22 hours make.

UND game out of the gates like a team possessed. From the drop of the first puck UND came out and put a lot of pressure on the Tiger goal.  During the opening period, the Green and White managed to put 26 shots on the Tigers net. Four of the 26 shots found the back of twine to give UND a 4-1 lead after one period of play. UND would win the game 8-2. 

After not being very pleased with his team play the night before, UND head coach Brian Idalski was much more complimentary of his team tonight.

“I thought we played with a lot more energy – we did a good job getting pucks to the net – a lot more traffic in front of the net, screens, tips, over-all a lot better performance,” Idalski said.

UND’s 26 shots was the most shots that RIT has faced in a period since November 15, 2008 when RIT tied Potsdam 3-3.

The RIT Tigers sophomore goalie Ali Binnington was under siege during the first period and if it wasn’t for her stellar play the score would have been way worse.

The Tigers would pulled Binnington after the first period and replaced her with Laura Chamberlain who stopped 28 of 32 shots.

One of the story lines coming into tonight’s game was UND sophomore forward Josefine Jakobsen. The sophomore forward has been on a torrid streak and with two goals in the first period, she has scored (5g-4a—9 pts) in the last five games. Jakobsen missed a few opportunities in the third period to bury a third goal but couldn’t get another marker.

The second period lacked the drama of the first period and there was no scoring as UND outshot RIT 12-3.  UND did have to kill of a five minute major when Samantha Hanson was given a five and game for checking from behind. UND stood tall on the penalty kill and RIT wasn't able to dent the twine on the power play.

After the game UND, head coach Brian Idalski thought the penalty on Hanson was a little harsh.

“That call has been two minutes for the last couple of weeks,” Idalski said. “There was no intent on her part.”
The third period saw a goal from all world Michelle Karvinen and two power play goals for UND from Jocelyn and Monique Lamoureux as both scored on the man advantage. UND freshman forward Shannon Kaiser would end the scoring for the Green and White by burying her first career goal.

Having big night for UND were Michelle Karvinen (1a-4a—5pts), Monique Lamoureux (1g-3a—4pts) and Jocelyn Lamoureux (2g-2a—4pts) would end the night with four points each.  Monique Lamoureux with her four points tonight moved into the top 10 in scoring all time in the NCAA.

Michelle Karvinen who missed the first 10 games with an undisclosed injury has scored (4g-13a—17pts) in six games.

UND played with an edge tonight that they didn’t have last night and Jocelyne Lamoureux talked about that after the game.

“Yeah I don’t think that anyone was too happy with their performance yesterday,” Lamoureux said.  “Kept it a little too close and just we were too lackadaisical. Not taking care of the puck. We have to be better to be good down the stretch we just flat out have to better. I think there was some meeting today. Things got laid out pretty bluntly and I think people were ready to go today.”

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Friday, November 30, 2012

UND women claw out 3-2 win against RIT

Seal of the University of North Dakota
Seal of the University of North Dakota (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Grand Forks, ND – The University of North Dakota women came into the game riding a five-game winning streak with a win over Clarkson and sweeps over conference foes BSU and UMD.

Tonight, the opponent for the North Dakota Women’s team was the RIT Tigers of the CHA. Last season, the Tigers won a NCAA Division III title and after they collected their tourney hardware; the Tigers made the jump to Division I women’s hockey.

The UND women knew they were going to be in for a tough fight as the Tigers are a team that was loaded with juniors and seniors.

UND looked good early as they would jump to a two goal lead with goals from Monique Lamoureux and Michele Karvinen less than seven minutes apart. It looked like UND was going to run away and hide but the Tigers didn't go away quietly.

The Tigers would score a goal at 16:27 mark of the first period with a goal by senior forward Kim Schlattman.
That would be all of the scoring in the first period for both teams. UND would out-shoot RIT 10-9.

With UND freshman forward Becca Kohler in the box for hooking; RIT would even the score with what I would describe as a beautiful power play goal. At the 08:57 mark of the second period, RIT Tiger junior forward Kortney Kunchika would take a pass from senior forward Airanne Yokoyama and pull the UND goalie Jorid Dagfinrud off of the right post with some slick stick handling and deposited the puck behind her.

Tie game.

Michelle Karvinen would miss a glorious opportunity in the waning second of the second period standing at side of the Tiger net but the junior forward shot the puck wide of the net.

UND would out-shoot the Tigers 10-6 in the second period.

After the game, UND junior forward Michele Karvinen was asked about the shot that went wide; while she was in the paint just to the side of the Tiger net.

“I came down, I knew Joss [Jocelyne Lamoureux] would probably pass it to me and I should have been a little stronger on my stick and put it into the net,” Karvinen said. “Yeah, basically I should have been stronger on the stick.”

With Tiger junior defenseman Melissa Bromley in the box for cross checking, UND would take the lead again at the 02:08 mark of the third period with a power play goal from Monique Lamoureux – her second of the game – as she buried the puck at the goal mouth as the RIT goalie Laura Chamberlain wasn’t able to get over the right point.

The Tigers would put up a valiant fight at the end of the game, but were unable to get one more shot past Dagfinrud. UND would survive one final surge as the Tigers would ring a shot off straight of the left post at the .54 second mark of the third period. It was a very lucky break for UND because Dagfinrud was moving to her left and the whole right side of the net was left exposed.

Whew! That was close.

In the end, the Tigers would prove to be a tough formidable opponent as they got in the shooting lanes and made it tough for UND to get any time and space. Tomorrow night’s game will be no cake walk for the green and white and they will have to put up a better effort if they are going to prolong the winning streak.

With the win tonight, the Green and White stretch the winning streak to six games.

After the game, the UND head coach Brian Idalski seemed was definitely less than pleased with the play of his team and had this to say.

“I thought we were a little lethargic,” Idhalski said. I thought we were a little sloppy.  I didn't think we executed well – something for us to learn from and do a little better tomorrow.

Leading UND on the score sheet was Michelle Karvinen (1g-1a—2pts) and Monique Lamoureux (2g-1a—3pts). Junior goalie Laura Chamberlain was stellar in net for the Tigers stopping 25 of 28 shots.

Same two teams play again tomorrow night at 7:07 pm.

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UND Women vs. RIT Tigers game one

UND Forward lines

3 Michelle Karvinen – 63 Josefine Jakobsen – 17 Jocelyne Lamoureux (C)
19 Meghan Dufault – 51 Becca Kohler – 15 Megan Gilbert
10 Andrea Dalen – 2 Mary Loken – 6 Allison Parizek
No Player – 25 Leah Jensen – 13 Layla Marvin

UND Defensive parings

22 Tanja Eisenschmid – 18 Monique Lamoureux (A)
7 Jordan Slavin – 8 Samantha Hanson
16 Tori Willaims – 9 Kayla Berg
4 Sam Lashomb

UND goalies

30 Jorid Dagfinrud
1 Shelby Amsley-Benzie
33 Michelle Bonapace-Potvin

RIT Tigers Forward lines

6 Tenecia Hiller (A) – 10 Kim Schlattman (C) – 23 Lindsay Grigg
8 Ariane Yokoyama (A) – 26 Kortney Kunichika 24 Chelste Brown
17 Carly Payerl – 20 Erin Zach – 22 Katire Hubert
27 Jess Paton – 18 Julie Hall – 19 Marissa Maugeri

RIT Tiger Defensive Parings

4 Kristina Moss – 2 Danielle Read
3 Morgan Scoyne – 21 Emilee Bulleid
11 Ellesha Fortuna 28 Melissa Bromley

Tiger Goalies

35 Laura Chamberlain
39 Ali Binnington


Referees: Robert Ludwig, Shawn Thiele
Linesmen: Aaron Story, Josh Brown 
Game Time Keeper Erik Martinson (StatsonCrack)

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Check out these unis... Karvinen goes off.

The UND women broke out their black jersey's as well. They look a lot like the Men's black business suits as well. UND had their first road sweep of they season as they beat BSU 7-3. This weekend Michelle Karvinen returned from injury and went off scoring five points (1g-4a—5pts).

After one weekend of play Karvinen (2g-4a—6pts) is fourth on the team in scoring and missed 10/12 games so far this season.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Michelle Karvinen makes her return against the Beavers...

Western Collegiate Hockey Association logo
Western Collegiate Hockey Association logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The UND women’s hockey fans got some much needed good news today, Michelle Karvinen their injured all-world forward will be making her season debut as she returns to the lineup this weekend when UND travels to Bemidji to take on the Bemidji State University Beavers in a Saturday and Sunday series at the Sanford Center.

Karvinen (24g-37a—61pts) has missed all 10 games that UND has played in this season because of an injury.

The UND Women’s Hockey team is ranked 10th nationally and is currently sitting in 4th place of the WCHA standings; has had trouble scoring goals this season, so Karvinen’s return to the lineup is a much needed boost for their lethargic offense; to date the UND Women have been outscored by their opponents 22-24.

Getting Karvinen back in the UND lineup is like getting a coveted player at the NHL trade deadline, her being in the lineup could be the spark that UND needs to make run in the second half of the season.

UND Women's head coach Brian Idalski had this to say, when asked about the status of his all-world junior forward Michelle Karvinen.

“Karvinen was cleared this morning,” Idalski said. “She practiced – she looks good – she will play this week.”

On getting Michelle Karvinen back in the lineup this weekend…

“Huge… I mean, she is definitely a threat not only with her skill but with her foot speed,” Idalski said. She’s kind of a kid who can slash in from the exterior and really get in the middle of the ice and push defensemen back. I think we have been lacking a little with that where people on their heels – keep them long and wide and she should open up the ice for more team mates here this weekend I believe.” 

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Friday, October 19, 2012

UND women outlast SCSU

Grand Forks, ND – UND Women’s head coach Brian Idalski was asked about how he thought his team played so far this season.

“A work in progress,” Idalski said. “We still delegate to a few kids and expect them to bail us out a lot and that shouldn’t happen. I think our focus for us is getting scoring and help from all three lines and that isn’t happening."

If there has been a knock on this year’s University of North Dakota’s Woman’s team it’s been their inability to play a full 60 minutes of hockey and to stay out of the penalty box.

Coming into the game UND was leading the WCHA in penalty minutes with an average of 15.2 per game killing 20 of 23 penalty kills which is good enough for third place in the WCHA.

Tonight, the march to the penalty box continued for UND but they were able to kill five of six SCSU power plays.

The head coach was asked about the penalty kill after the game

“Coach [Eric] Fabian has done a great job,” Idalski said. “Really, it’s [penalty kill] has done well.”
Idalski went on to explain that his team is making strides and his team is almost there.

“Quite honestly in all the games we seem to be winning the attempted shots we’re winning all of the statistical battles… we don’t seem to have that comfort level as far as finishing off plays, it’s going to come, it’s a couple kids out of the line up, it’s some people still learning their way and you kind of hope the monkey you just feel they need a good confident game and some kids are going to explode out.”

Out of the gate, UND out-shot the SCSU Huskies by a lopsided total of 13-7, but Huskies sophomore goalie Julie Friend proved to be no friend to UND as she made many difficult and timely saves that came down low, from the slot.

UND was able to break through at the 08:26 mark of the first period with a goal by senior forward Jocelyne Lamoureux, assisting on the goal was Jordan Slavin and Monique Lamoureux.

SCSU would answer the UND goal with a goal from Molly Mott at the 02:27 mark of the second period, assisting on the goal was Alex Nelson and Haylea Schmid.

Through two periods of hockey, UND did everything but out score SCSU as the UND women out-shot the Huskies 19-13 but the score would remain tied 1-1.

UND would go ahead for good, breaking the tie at the 0:46 mark of the third period with Jocelyne Lamoureux’s second goal of the game on power play, assisting on the goal was Sam LaShomb and Monique Lamoureux.

UND would add to that lead with a beautiful by freshman Becca Kohler down low as she scored her first goal of her career with a goal at 15:44 mark of the third period. Assisting on the goal was Layla Marvin Ashley Furia.

After the game an excited Becca Kohler seemed relieved to get her first career goal.

“It was like a monkey off the back,” Kohler said. “Those expressions come to mind, like you practice all week for it in the morning and you get up early for that, to get the reward for the first goal is a good feeling, it feels good.

SCSU would pull their goalie in the later with about a minute to go but the Huskies were unable to get any more goals past senior goalie Jorid Dagfinrud who was solid in goal on the nigh stopping 12 of 13 shots.

After the name Coach Idalski was asked about the status of his injured forward Michelle Karvinen.
“Like I eluded to in the press conference this past week, Michelle is probably going to be re-evaluated next week and we would like to get her back for Minnesota obviously.

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Monday, July 09, 2012

Idalski lands 2-year contract extension

Good news for UND Women’s hockey, head women's hockey coach Brian Idalski has been re-upped for another two years. Since taking over the Women’s hockey program from former UND women’s head coach Shantel Rivard, Brian Idalski has taken a program from the ashes and turned UND into a national power. Apparently, Idalaski’s base salary is $116,777. Goon’s World would like to congratulate Idalski on his new deal.

[Official Press Release]

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - University of North Dakota Athletics Director Brian Faison announced today that head women's hockey coach Brian Idalski has received a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the helm of his program through the 2016-17 season.

Idalski guided his team to the most successful season in program history in 2011-12, his fifth year behind the UND bench. UND went 22-13-3 to set a program record for victories while securing its first NCAA postseason berth. Junior forwards Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux became UND's first women's hockey All-Americans, while Jocelyne Lamoureux became the school's first top-3 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award, given annually to the top player in NCAA Division I women's hockey.

"Coach Idalski has a great understanding of the game of hockey and what it takes to be successful," said Faison. "That success is evident in all facets of his program, from assembling a top-notch staff to recruiting to community service to a strong emphasis upon academics to on-ice results. Coach Idalski has positioned our program to be amongst college women's ice hockey elite."

Idalski, who inherited a program that had gone 0-27-1 in 2006-07, has led UND to 20-win seasons in each of the last two years. UND finished the 2011-12 season ranked sixth in the final poll and was named the 2011-12 North Dakota women's college team of the year by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscaster and Sportswriters Association (NDAPSSA).

Jocelyne Lamoureux, who set a program record for points (82), goals (34) and assists (48), was named the NDAPSSA Female College Athlete of the Year, the WCHA Most Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year, and a Capital One Academic All-American.

Both Lamoureuxs were named to the All-USCHO First Team, while freshman forward Michelle Karvinen was named to USCHO's All-Rookie Team.

UND's milestone season was also reflected in the stands at Ralph Engelstad Arena, as the program ranked second nationally in average (1,485) and total (28,218) home attendance.
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Saturday, February 04, 2012

UND Sweeps BSU 3-1

Grand Forks, ND – Coming into tonight’s game the University of North Dakota’s Woman’s Hockey team had given up a goal on the first shot of the game six times since Thanksgiving.  

Tonight was a different story, as Bemidji State would not score the first goal of the game; on the first shot of the game, this time around.  

Tonight for a change, UND would score the first goal of the game, and at the 01:20 mark of the first period Josefine  Jakobsen  would score a gritty, hardworking goal.  

It didn’t take long for Bemidji state to answer the UND goal. While it wasn’t the first shot of the game, Bemidj State Beavers would get the equalizer on their fifth attempted shot of the game two minutes and 26 seconds later; with a goal from freshman forward Nathasha Kostenko.  

The rest of the first period would be all UND, as the quartet of Jocelyne Lamoureux, Monique Lamoureux-Kolls, Michelle Karvinen, and Josefine Jakobsen put on an offensive display. Each of those players would record two points during the opening period. 

Unfortunately, that is all of the scoring we would see for the rest of the game.  The game would become more of a grind it out game that had little flow, due to the amount of penalties that were called. 

Special teams play would take over in the second period and UND and BSU would begin a parade to the penalty box. 

UND came into the game as the most-penalized team in Division I Women’s hockey.  That stat wouldn’t change after tonight game either.  

On the evening, UND’s Penalty kill was air tight and successfully killed all nine Beaver power plays.  That was the story for the weekend. UND did not give up a single power play goal to the BSU Beavers all weekend long. When it was all said and done, UND had successfully killed 18 Beaver power plays. 

UND wasn’t much more successful than BSU on the power play as they went 2/12 on the weekend.
UND defenseman Monique Lamoureux-Kolls talked about their successful penalty kill and how they killed all 18 Beaver power plays. 

“The one thing is we wanted to do was get pucks deep. I think a little bit yesterday we struggled, but today when we had chances to get it out, there was maybe one time that we might not have gotten it out, but the second time we got it deep,” Lamoureux-Kolls said.  That’s the key, once you don’t get it out once, twice and three times, that’s when they score on you.” 

Brian Idahlski was also impressed with his penalty kill’s play on the weekend. 

“It was excellent!  Obviously, holding them without a power play goal in 18 chances is pretty good stuff,” Idahlski said.  “It starts in net; Steph [Ney] was very good for us. It just thought that unit did a good job.“

Tonight was also the last regular season game of the year and was also senior night. All six seniors that started their career with UND were all in the starting lineup for UND and took the opening faceoff.  

Idahlski reflected on his senior class after the game. 

“I took a little time afterward and spoke to them as a group, and just reiterated; that’s a special group. When I came here with the program, it was where it was.  That was the first class full class that bought into what we were doing, when a lot of other people didn’t,” Idahlski said. 

“ …The coaches at the time, they did a great job of recruiting. I know how many calls we had to make, just to get a couple of people that were even interested in coming here during that time frame.”

“They bought in, laid the foundation, they told them it wasn’t easy and we told them as a group we had our ups and downs.”

“Through it all they worked hard and stayed the course. Hopefully we send them out with some special memories down the stretch and being a part of a lot of firsts in this program.”

With the win against the Beavers tonight UND improves to 18-9-2 overall, 14-8-2-1 in the WCHA. With the win UND is now sitting in sixth place in the PairWise Rankings, UND needs to finish in 8th place or better to make the NCAA tourney. Next weekend UND travels to Mankato to play the Mavericks.

With the loss Bemidji State drops to 14-13-3, 8-13-2-0 in the WCHA. 

Box Score

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UND vs. BSU game 4 lines

Bemidji State Forward Lines

64 Natasha Kostenko – 17 Sadie Lunquist – 10 Emily Erickson
11 Whitney Wivoda – 16 MacKenzie Thurston – 6 Kristin Williams
18 Rachael Kelly – 19 Tess Dusik – 59 Danielle Williams
13 Molly Arola – 3 Abby Williams – 22 Lauren Williams 

Defensive Pairing BSU 

25 Montana Vichorek (C) – 15 Marlee Wheelhouse (C )
14 Erika Wheelhouse – 29 Kimberly Lieder
91 Jamie Hatheway – 27 Kayleigh Chapman 

BSU Goalies 

35 Jessica Havel

UND Forward lines 

8 Michelle Karvinen – 63 Josefine Jakobsen – 17 Jocelyne Lamoureux
13 Alyssa Wiebe – 2 Mary Loken – 10 Andrea Dalen
21 Kelsey Ketcher – 26 Monique Weber – 6 Allison Parizek
22 Sara Dagenais – 91 Ashley Furia – 15 Megan Gilbert 

UND Defensive Parings

19 Margot Miller – 18 Monique Lamoureux-Kolls
9 Kayla Berg – 32 Candace Molle
16 Tori Willaims – 12 Ashley Holmes

UND Goalies 

30 Jorid Dagfinrud
33 Michelle Bonapace-Potvin

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Friday, February 03, 2012

Karvinen leads UND past BSU

Grand Forks, ND – If you haven’t followed the University of North Dakota Women’s hockey team recently you have missed out on quite a bit.

This season, under UND head coach Brian Idalski, University of North Dakota has become a high scoring hockey team. Currently, UND has the third best scoring offense in the country.

Part of that potent UND offense is the highly talented, world class tandem of Jocelyne Lamoureux and Monique Lamoureux-Kolls. The Lamoureux’s twins are second and third in the nation in points respectively and log a ton of ice time. The twins play even strength, on the power play and also kill penalties.

It’s not an understatement to say that they usually play about half the game and most times are double shifted.

UND also has the nation’s top scoring rookie in Michelle Karvinen from Rodovre, Denmark who leads the nation with (21g-27a—48pts) in points.

Tonight, Karvinen would add three goals and an assist to her already impressive point total. Karvinen would draw an assist on UND’s game tying goal in the first period and then lead UND with a natural hat trick during the second period of tonight’s game, to help UND run past BSU.

Unfortunately, Karvinen’s night would be cut short by a questionable checking from behind penalty at the 05:22 mark of the third period, her night would be over and she would watch the rest of the game from the showers.

None the less, Karvinen’s four points would help lead UND to a 5-2 victory of their WCHA rival the Bemidji State Beavers.

Fortunately for UND, they were able to kill the Karvinen major. In fact, UND’s penalty kill was spotless on the night as they killed all nine Beaver power plays.
After the game, UND Coach Brian Idalski had this to say about his freshman forward Karvinen and her four point night.

“She was terrific! Obviously that is the kind of impact player we expected when she came in,” Idalski said. “She is feeling comfortable and she has chemistry with a lot of players, and she definitely played at a high level for us this evening.”
After the game the freshman forward Karvinen was asked about the five minute checking from behind penalty.

“I was a bit surprised. It wasn’t my intention to hit her in the back but we were skating back at the same time,” Karvinen said.

“When I tried to call her off, she turned around and I accidently hit her in the back. It wasn’t my intention to hit her from behind. Stuff like that happens, but I don’t think it was a five minute penalty. Maybe two minutes. It was an accident and it wasn’t my intention to hit her in the back.”

In the third period, while killing a Bemidji State power play, UND would add a beautiful spin-o-rama goal by Jocelyne Lamoureux; that is bound to be an instant YouTube sensation.

Jocelyne Lamoureux would also have a strong night in all three zones on the ice and would finished the game with three points (1g-2a—3pts) as well.

UND came into the game as the countries most penalized team in the country in Division I Women’s hockey, that statistic would not change after tonight as UND had to kill nine Beaver power plays.

After the game UND head coach Brian Idalski was asked about the amount of penalties and if it threw off his team’s rhythm.

“I am going to take the high road with that. Yeah, I mean it’s hard to get into a flow when they keep calling some of the stuff they were calling down the stretch.” Idalsk said. “I am not sure it was overly necessary. I didn’t see a lot of them, especially the Karvinen penalty. So, it is what it is, we have to be more disciplined coming down the stretch, because we did need to do that in the third period with all of the penalties both ways.”

The same two teams play game two of the series tomorrow night at 07:07pm at Ralph Englestad Arena.

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