The No. 6 University of Minnesota Duluth women's hockey team suffered a 5-1 setback against No. 8 St. Cloud State University at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minn. The Bulldogs outshot the Huskies 36-29 but struggled to solve SCSU goaltender Sanni Ahola, who made 35 stops.

Why It Matters

The loss impacts UMD's season trajectory, with the team holding an 11-6-1 overall and 8-6-0 WCHA record as they head into the holiday break. Additionally, the upcoming fifth-straight top-10 opponent presents a challenging schedule for UMD in January.

By the Numbers
  • Bulldogs outshot the Huskies 36-29
  • UMD has killed 23-straight penalty kills dating back to Nov. 17
State of Play
  • UMD holds an 11-6-1 overall and 8-6-0 WCHA record
  • The team will face its fifth-straight top-10 opponent when they travel to No. 7 Quinnipiac University on Jan. 5-6
Bottom Line

The No. 6 Bulldogs' 5-1 loss to No. 8 St. Cloud State impacts their season trajectory, highlighting areas for improvement as they head into a challenging schedule after the holiday break.