College Hockey:
Friday’s WCHA Quarterfinals: By the Numbers

Quarterfinal #3: St. Cloud State vs. Wisconsin, 4 p.m. CT
Quarterfinal #4: Minnesota State vs. Ohio State, 7 p.m. CT

St. Cloud State (9-21-4, 7-18-3 WCHA)

Top Scorers: Kristy Oonincx, Jr., F (14-9-23), Ashley Stewart, Jr., F (10-13-23), Hailey Clarkson, So., F (5-17-22)
Top Goaltender: Lauri St. Jacques, So. (5-14-3, 3.40, .889)
Scoring Offense: 1.82 (26th)
Scoring Defense: 3.56 (26th)
Penalty Minutes: 13.1 (13th)
Power Play: 19 of 170, 11.2% (24th)
Penalty Kill: 137 of 176, 77.8% (27th)

No. 3 Wisconsin (26-7-1, 20-7-1 WCHA)

Top Scorers: Sara Bauer, So., F (25-24-49), Lindsay Macy, So., F (18-21-39), Nikki Burish, Jr., F (13-21-34)
Top Goaltender: Meghan Horras, Jr. (19-5-1, 1.60, .919)
Scoring Offense: 4.68 (3rd)
Scoring Defense: 1.44 (3rd)
Penalty Minutes: 13.2 (15th)
Power Play: 43 of 180, 23.9% (3rd)
Penalty Kill: 170 of 191, 89.0% (7th)



Wisconsin enters the tournament riding an eight-game winning streak Wisconsin sophomore goalie Christine Dufour has been cleared to play although she hasn’t seen action since mid-January The Badgers are 6-6 all-time in postseason play Sharon Cole has a team-season-best nine-game scoring streak that is still active Wisconsin is 1-5 this season when the opponent scores first and has yet to win a game when trailing after any period St. Cloud is responsible for two of the biggest upsets in WCHA history, a win over UMD in February and a win over UMD in the 2001-02 season shortly after the Olympics. The Bulldogs were ranked No. 2 in the nation in both years Wisconsin’s current No. 3 national ranking matches its all-time high.

Series History

All-time: 21-3-0 Wisconsin

2004-05: 4-0-0 Wisconsin
2/26/05: UW 6, SCSU 3
2/25/05: UW 5, SCSU 2
10/30/04: UW 7, SCSU 1
10/29/04: UW 7, SCSU 0 (Recap)

Minnesota State (9-19-6, 8-17-3 WCHA)

Top Scorers: Amanda Stohr, Fr., F (10-9-19), Melanie Salatino, Sr., F (9-10-19), Kristina Bunker, Fr., F (4-15-19)
Top Goaltenders: Laura Brennan, So., (3-11-5, 2.74, .914), Brittni Kehler, Fr. (6-8-1, 2.79, .912)
Scoring Offense: 1.56 (30th)
Scoring Defense: 2.85 (21st)
Penalty Minutes: 17.8 (1st)
Power Play: 19 of 190, 10.0% (28th)
Penalty Kill: 194 of 235, 82.6% (19th)

Ohio State (16-15-3, 12-15-1 WCHA)

Top Scorers: Jana Harrigan, Jr., F (16-35-51), Jeni Creary, Sr., F (26-15-41), Meaghan Mulvaney, Sr., F (12-14-26)
Top Goaltenders: Erika Vanderveer, So. (9-7-2, 3.08, .894), Melissa Glaser, Sr. (7-8-1, 3.36, .896)
Scoring Offense: 2.76 (13th)
Scoring Defense: 3.26 (23rd)
Penalty Minutes: 12.3 (21st)
Power Play: 33 of 182, 18.1% (8th)
Penalty Kill: 132 of 169, 78.1% (26th)



Ohio State is 4-3-2 in its last nine games Minnesota State snapped a nine-game losing streak with a win over OSU in the last WCHA regular season game The Mavericks were shut out six times during that losing streak OSU is 7-8 all-time in the WCHA playoffs and has never lost a first-round game OSU is 7-0-1 when leading after one period and 10-0-1 when leading after two periods… OSU senior Jeni Creary has seven goals and all three OSU game-winning goals against MSU this season.

Series History

All-time: 21-2-2 Ohio State

2004-05: 3-1-0 Ohio State
2/26/05: MSU 3, OSU 2 (Recap)
2/25/05: OSU 5, MSU 3 (Recap)
10/16/04: OSU 4, MSU 2 (Recap)
10/15/04: OSU 2, MSU 1 (Recap)

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