RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University of North Dakota Vs. St. Cloud State University, February 27, 2016

Meghan Dufault, Becca Kohler and Amy Menke totaled eight points, including five goals, as the University of North Dakota women’s hockey shut out St. Cloud State University 6-0 Saturday afternoon in Ralph Engelstad Arena. By sweeping the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoff series, the Fighting Hawks clinched their sixth-straight WCHA Final Face-Off appearance. UND won 6-1 Friday. With the sweep, the Fighting Hawks are now 12-1 in first-round playoff games since 2010-11. It also marks the first weekend sweep of the season since Jan. 15-16. North Dakota improved its record to 18-11-5 and will enter the 2016 Final Face-Off as the tournaments third seed. Kohler and Menke each scored two goals for UND and Dufault and Charly Dahlquist each scored once. In goal, UND’s Shelby Amsley-Benzie made 22 stops, while UMD’s Katie Fitzgerald had 23. North Dakota will play in the semifinals at the 2016 WCHA Final Face-Off on March 5 in Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. The two semifinals are set for 2 and 5 p.m. The championship game will be held at 2 p.m. March 6.


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