The No. 8 University of Minnesota Duluth women's hockey team secured a 1-0 victory over No. 10 St. Cloud State University, earning them first-round Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoff ice. The Bulldogs, led by goaltender Hailey MacLeod, claimed fourth place in the league, marking their seventh consecutive season achieving this position. MacLeod's exceptional performance with 39 saves and her fifth shutout of the season played a pivotal role in securing the win and home ice advantage.

By the Numbers
  • UMD's overall record: 18-11-2
  • UMD's WCHA record: 15-10-0
Yes, But

The Bulldogs were outshot 39-29, showcasing the significance of MacLeod's outstanding goaltending performance in securing the victory.

State of Play
  • UMD secured fourth place in the league for the seventh consecutive season.
  • The team's defense held the opposition scoreless in four power play attempts, extending their streak to 14-straight penalty kills without conceding a goal.
What's Next

The Bulldogs will honor their seniors in the final regular home game of the season at AMSOIL.

Bottom Line

UMD's victory, led by goaltender Hailey MacLeod, secured them the coveted home ice advantage for the postseason, showcasing the team's resilience and determination on the ice.