Mavericks hockey Sweep the Beavers

The Minnesota State women’s hockey team snapped their nine-game losing streak this weekend by sweeping the Bemidji State Beavers. 

The Mavericks were finally able to get over the hump against the Beavers, and dominated them from the get go and never looking back.

The Mavericks won 4-0  Friday, and continued the dominance by winning 5-2  Saturday. 

After their series sweep, the Mavs sit with a 12-21-0 overall record, and a 6-20-0 conference record. 

The Beavers and Mavs haven’t been on good runs of form recently, as both teams went into last weekend’s game with losing records. The Beavers had lost nine of their last 11 games. 

However, the Mavs were the team to ultimately change their fortunes and capitalize on their chances to win. 

Sydney Langseth and Taylor Otremba were the stars as both players contributed to four of the Mavs goals in both games. 

Otremba went off, accumulating three points, scoring two goals and dishing out an assist. Langseth also accumulated three points, dished out an assist and scored two goals. It proved to be a great series for her. 

Friday’s game started off scoreless in the first period as the Mavs shot 16 times, but were unable to finish their chances. 

The Mavs got it going in the second period by scoring within the first three minutes and the last minute of the period courtesy of Mackenzie Bourgerie and Otremba. 

The Mavs continued their electric second period going into the third by firing two goals in the last five minutes of the third period to clinch the win and shut out against the Beavers. Langseth scored her 13th goal of the season and Otremba scored her second of the night on a power play.  

The shutout marked the first of freshmen Hailey Hansen’s career. It came as a big surprise considering the fact she had not warmed up pre game due to her skates breaking. 

“Having great effort from all areas on the ice separated us from our opponent,” stated head coach John Harrington from a press release on the Maverick Athletics website. 

The first line of Langseth, Otremba and Whitney Tuttle were impressive on the night just like they have been throughout the season with Harrington calling them “Fun to Watch”. 

“They like moving the puck. They are not concerned about who scores a goal, but are we making plays to get scoring opportunities. They delivered with a couple goals tonight,” Harrington said in a press conference on the Mavericks YouTube channel.  

The Mavs continued their dominant performance going into Saturday’s game against the Beavers as 14 different Mavericks recorded a point in their win. 

“Really happy for our team and the effort we put in throughout this series,” stated Harrington. “A big reason that contributed to our success was the productivity down the lineup. You’re not going to lose very much when you have 14 different players record a point.”

The Mavericks opened the scoring in the first 17 seconds with the Beavers responding to make it 1-1. 

The Mavericks responded two minutes later, and never looked back. They scored four goals straight in the second and third period to bring their lead to 5-1. The Beavers scored on the power play to make it 5-2. 

The leading scorer for the Mavericks Jamie Nelson brought her goal tally to 16 after scoring on the power play. Langseth netted her 14th goal of the season to mark her 30th point of the season, which leads all Mavericks. 

Saturday’s win was made more special with it being Senior Day recognizing senior Mavs Kennedy Bobyck and Charlotte Akervik. 

The Mavs look to continue their winning ways as they close out the last two games of the regular season against St. Thomas at home. 

Header Photo: The Minnesota State women’s hockey team was able to snap their nine-game losing streak after their weekend sweep of Bemidji State University. (Courtesy Maverick Athletics)

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