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College Hockey:
Stone, Neil Lead Panthers Past Auggies

— Meghan Stone scored two goals and had two assists for a four-point night, and Erin Neil scored a goal and had two assists as Middlebury completed its Minnesota trip with its second straight victory, a 6-0 shutout of host Augsburg in a nonconference game Monday evening at the Augsburg Ice Arena.

Middlebury, the No. 1 team in the nation and two-time AWCHA Division III national champions, dominated the game from start to finish, outshooting Augsburg by a 45-15 margin and scoring on four of its seven power-play attempts.

Middlebury is now 15-1-1 overall, while Augsburg drops to 7-12-2 overall.

The Panthers opened the scoring with Stone’s first goal of the game, on a 5-on-3 power play. Middlebury added two more goals in a 4:10 span midway through the period, from Neil and Nico Kieves. Middlebury outshot Augsburg 23-2 in the first period.

After a scoreless second period, the Panthers erupted with three goals in a 3:16 span, from Rose Babst , Amber Neil and Stone. Lorna Gifis had three assists for the Panthers.

Kati Madouras picked up her fourth shutout of the season, stopping all 15 shots she faced.

Katie Fedoryk made 39 saves for the Auggies, the ninth time she has had to made 30 saves or more in her 20 games this season.

Augsburg takes a break for 10 days before returning to action on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7:05 p.m., hosting St. Catherine in the first game of a two-game MIAC series at the Augsburg Ice Arena. The two teams complete the series on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 4:45 p.m. at the Drake Ice Arena in St. Paul, Minn. Middlebury returns to action on Saturday at 1 p.m. with a NESCAC game at Trinity.

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