GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- In its first action of 2016, the University of North Dakota women's hockey team fell to the Minnesota Whitecaps in an exhibition contest, 6-1, on Saturday afternoon at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
The game was highlighted by former UND student-athletes Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, Monique Lamoureux and Josefine Jakobsen making their return to the Ralph as they played for the Whitecaps.
Jakobsen felt comfortable back on her old home ice, opening the scoring in the first three minutes of the game. She crashed net after former Minnesota Gopher Sarah Erickson had her shot stopped by Lexie Shaw and Jakobsen buried the rebound to put the Whitecaps up 1-0.
The goal would be the only point for Jakobsen on the day, while neither of the Lamoureux twins would end up on the score sheet. However, Lamoureux-Davidson went 18-for-22 in the face-off circle.
After the Whitecaps got on the board, UND responded less than two minutes later. Halli Krzyzaniak saw Meghan Dufault breaking up the ice and placed a pass off the boards to give Dufault a breakaway. Dufault placed her shot over the blocker of Whitecaps’ goaltender, and former Minnesota State Maverick, Alli Altmann to even the score at 1-1.
The two sides played out the rest of the first period without any more goals. However, the Whitecaps took over in the remainder of the two periods as they ended up scoring three goals in the second period and two in the third to finish off UND, 6-1.
Shaw made a total of 26 saves in net for UND, while Altmann made 16 saves on the other end of the night.
North Dakota finishes off the exhibition series against the Whitecaps tomorrow afternoon at 2:07 p.m. (CT).