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Minnetonka's Julie Friend Named WCHA Player of the Week

Friend stopped all 21 shots on goal against Lindenwood last Friday afternoon at the National Hockey in St. Cloud and also blanked her opponents on all three of their power-play opportunities to earn Third Star of the Game honors.

The St. Cloud State Women's Hockey sophomore Julie Friend, a graduate of Minnetonka High School, were named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association's Women's Defensive Player of the Week for Nov.14.

The Huskies' goaltender Julie Friend, who recorded her second shutout of the season in St. Cloud State University's 2-0 home-ice victory over Lindenwood last weekend, is the WCHA Women's Defensive Player of the Week for Nov. 7.

A sophomore from Minnetonka, Friend stopped all 21 shots on goal against Lindenwood last Friday afternoon at the National Hockey and Event Center in St. Cloud and also blanked her opponents on all three of their power-play opportunities to earn Third Star of the Game honors. The shutout was the second of the season for Friend, who earlier fashioned a 39-save, 1-0, whitewash of league rival Bemidji State back on Oct. 13.

In 363:05 minutes of time between the pipes for St. Cloud State this season, Friend owns a 2-3-1 overall record with a 2.48 goals-against average and .928 save percentage. Her save percentage ranks fourth overall among WCHA goaltenders.

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