Jan. 3, 2009


Courtesy of Minnesota

Gigi Marvin and Emily West each recorded career-high games to lead the No. 2 University of Minnesota women’s hockey team to an 8-0 win over Niagara University, today in Niagara, N.Y.


Marvin had six points, while West had four. Marvin, whose previous best was five points against Ohio State in 2005, had two goals and four assists. West established three assists and a goal for four points, beating her previous best of three, also against Ohio State (2008). Jen Schoullis tied a career high when she had two assists and one goal.


Minnesota scored early and often in the first period scoring at 9:33, 13:04, 17:04 and 19:12. Minnesota’s first two goals of the game came from Laura May and Marvin. May scored her second goal of the season at 9:33 in the first when she capitalized on a rebound attempt from Marvin. At 13:04, Marvin scored a goal of her own when she rifled in a shot at the high slot and placed it just under the crossbar for her 15th goal of the season. West provided the setup, while Dagney Willey tallied the second assist.


Sarah Erickson netted her fifth goal of the season and third on the power play at 17:04 in the first. Erickson went top shelf in front of the net with the power-play assists from Schoullis and Jocelyne Lamoureux. Marvin notched her second goal of the period and 16th of the year when she scored on a backdoor attempt at 19:12 to close the Gopher scoring surge in the first period. Linemates West and Schoullis had the assists. By the end of the first period, seven Gophers had already scored points, including Marvin with three points. Overall, 12 players walked away with points.


Minnesota lit the lamp twice in the second period to put the game at 6-0 after two periods. Monique Lamoureux lifted the water bottle when she sniped her shot for a goal at 10:31. The assists were credited to Alexandra Zebro and Anne Schleper. With Zebro’s assist, every Minnesota skater has a point this season.


Jocelyne Lamoureux scored a goal of her own at 15:10 in the second. Lamoureux received a cross-ice pass from Marvin in front of the goalmouth for her eighth goal of the year. West held the second assist on the play.   


At the 10-minute mark of the second period, Minnesota replaced starting goalie Alyssa Grogan with Jenny Lura. Grogan had seven saves, while Lura finished the game with six. Grogan and Lura combined for the Gophers’ sixth shutout of the season.


West added to the Gophers’ lead when she scored her 18th point of the season at 2:12 in the third. Marvin tallied her third assist of the game and fifth point, while Brittany Francis had the second assist. Marvin broke her career-high points in a game when she set up Jen Schoullis as she rifled a shot in the top right corner for her seventh goal of the season and her third point of the game.


Minnesota and Niagara close out the series tomorrow at 1 p.m. (ET).



                         Hockey Game Box Score (Final)

                        2008-09 Minnesota Women's Hockey

      #2 Univ. of Minnesota vs Niagara (Jan 03, 2009 at Niagara Univ., NY)


 Univ. of Minnesota (16-2-1) vs. Niagara (4-13-2)

 Date: Jan 03, 2009  Location: Niagara Univ., NY     Arena: Dwyer Arena         

 Attendance:248   Start time:2:05      End time:4:09      Total time:2:04    


 Goals by Period       1  2  3  Tot


 Univ. of Minnesota..  4  2  2 -  8

 Niagara.............  0  0  0 -  0


   1st period - 1, MINN, Laura May/2 (Gigi Marvin/9, Dagney Willey/3)

9:33. 2, MINN, Gigi Marvin/15 (Emily West/8) 13:04. 3, MINN, Sarah

Erickson/5 (Jen Schoullis/7, Jocelyne Lamoureux/16) 17:04 (pp). 4,

MINN, Gigi Marvin/16 (Emily West/9, Jen Schoullis/8) 19:12. Penalties

- Chelsey Jones, MINN (high sticking) 2:39; Jen Schoullis, MINN

(hooking) 6:28; Jenkins, Caitlin, NIA (hooking) 15:05.


   2nd period - 5, MINN, Monique Lamoureux/15 (Alexandra Zebro/1, Anne

Schleper/5) 10:31. 6, MINN, Jocelyne Lamoureux/8 (Gigi Marvin/10,

Emily West/10) 15:10. Penalties - Anne Schleper, MINN (interference)

7:13; Monique Lamoureux, MINN (checking) 16:10.


   3rd period - 7, MINN, Emily West/8 (Gigi Marvin/11, Brittany

Francis/12) 2:12 (pp). 8, MINN, Jen Schoullis/7 (Gigi Marvin/12,

Michelle Maunu/11) 12:39. Penalties - McPhail, Frances, NIA (roughing)

:35; Kelli Blankenship, MINN (too many players on ice) 3:10; Riggs,

Ashley, NIA (checking) 9:19.


   Shots on goal - MINN 10-10-13 33; NIA 3-6-4 13.


   Power plays - MINN 2 of 3; NIA 0 of 5.


   Penalties - MINN 5 (10 min); NIA 3 (6 min).


   Goalies - MINN, Jenny Lura (30:01 minutes, 6 shots-6 saves) ,

Alyssa Grogan 8-0-1 (29:59, 7-7); NIA, Zelonis, Jill 0-2-0 (30:31,

17-12) , Rudy, Nikki (29:29, 16-13).


   Penalty shots - None.


 A-248  T-2:04    

 Three stars: 1. Gigi Marvin    2. Emily West    3. Jocelyne Lamoureux    

 Referee:Jeff Zelasko  Linesman:Dan Murphy; Kevin Frankowski

 Win-Alyssa Grogan (8-0-1).  Loss-Zelonis, Jill (0-2-0).