Minnesota Tops Minnesota Whitecaps in Exhibition, 5-2
Sophomore forward Alex Woken scores two goals for Gophers

Sophomore forward Alex Woken scored two goals for the Gophers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 2:24  MIN1-0 EV Olivia KnowlesTaylor Wente, Sydney Baldwin
1st 10:54  MIN2-0 EV Taylor WenteNicole Schammel, Grace Zumwinkle
1st 17:34  MIN3-0 EV GW Cara Piazza -
2nd 0:43  MNW1-3 EV Kate SchipperLauren Barnes
2nd 10:21  MNW2-3 EV Lauren BarnesKelly Seeler, Amy Menke
2nd 13:38  MIN4-2 EV Alex WokenCaitlin Reilly
2nd 19:54  MIN5-2 PP Alex WokenSophie Skarzynski, Sydney Baldwin
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota Whitecaps  0202
Minnesota  3205
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota Whitecaps  98825
Minnesota  1415938
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota Whitecaps  0/2 2/4 0
Minnesota  1/2 2/4 0
Minnesota Whitecaps Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Julie Friend (L)60:005 1113933
Minnesota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Sidney Peters (W)30:212 95014
Alex Gulstene29:390 0189

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Alex Woken scored two goals and Taylor Wente and Sydney Baldwin each had two points as the No. 6 University of Minnesota women's hockey team skated to a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Whitecaps in an exhibition game at Ridder Arena Friday night.

Minnesota (15-5-2, 10-4-2-0 WCHA) led 3-0 after the opening period, but the Whitecaps made it a one-goal game in the second period. Woken then scored back-to-back goals late in the middle frame to give Minnesota the three-goal lead, and the teams played a scoreless third period.

Along with Woken's two-goal effort, Wente tallied one goal and one assist and Baldwin had two helpers to lead Minnesota. Olivia Knowles and Cara Piazza also scored for the Maroon & Gold. Sidney Peters and Alex Gulstene split time in net with Peters making 14 saves on 16 shots before Gulstene made nine saves over the last 29:29 of the game. Minnesota outshot the Whitecaps, 38-25.

The Whitecaps received goals from Minnesota alum Kate Schipper and Minnesota State alum Lauren Barnes. Goaltender Julie Friend, a St. Cloud State alum, made 33 saves.

The WCHA's top power-play unit went 1-for-2 with the skater advantage while holing the Whitecaps to 0-for-2 on the power play.

Minnesota returns to NCAA action with three games next week, beginning with a non-conference game against St. Cloud State on Tuesday, Jan.9. The Gophers and Huskies face off at 6 p.m. CT at Ridder Arena before Minnesota welcomes Vermont to Minneapolis for a non-conference series next Friday, Jan. 12 and Saturday, Jan. 13.