St. Ben's Hockey wins and ties St. Scholastica, home and home with Bethel this weekend

Staff report
October 20, 2023

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Two goals by Emma Rooks, along with a little third period magic, led the College of Saint Benedict hockey team (3-3, 3-0 MIAC) to a third consecutive MIAC win in a 5-2 decision over Saint Scholastica (0-5, 0-3 MIAC) on Friday night at Ritsche Arena. For the first time since the 2003-04 season, Saint Benedict scored five goals in three consecutive games, and it is the first time in school history that it happened in three straight wins. For the second straight game, CSB had a big third period in a win. In the win over Concordia on Nov. 11, CSB rallied down 4-2 with two third period goals to force overtime before winning 5-4 in the extra session. Thursday, the Bennies broke a third period tie with goals to earn the win over the Saints.Rooks scored the first two goals of the game and now has four on the season and 14 in her career. The Bennies, which had a 25-to-24 shots edge, also had goals from junior forward Aurora Opsahl, who tallied her third of the season and 20th of her career. CSB also had a goal from sophomore forward Presley Kraemer, who had her second this year and seventh in her two years at CSB. Junior forward Ava Stinnett added her fourth goal of the season, which ties her with Rooks for the team lead. Stinnett now has 16 career goals.

DULUTH, Minn. – The College of Saint Benedict hockey team (3-3-1, 3-0-1 MIAC), which had a goal from Brooklyn Johnson, tied the College of Saint Scholastica (0-5-1, 0-2-1 MIAC) on Saturday (Nov. 18). In the shootout, CSS won, 1-0, and will earn two conference points while CSB receives one point for a shootout loss.The Bennies sit 3-0-1 in MIAC play (3-3-1 overall) and sit in second in the conference with nine points. CSB will return to the ice with an away/home series with Bethel on Dec. 1-2. The Bennies host the Royals on Dec. 2 at 5 p.m., after going to Bethel on Dec. 1 for a 7 p.m., contest.

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