Lindsay Burman, Bethel

Lindsay Burman, Bethel

Stanchfield, Minn. / Cambridge-Isanti

The Bethel women's hockey team handed first-place St. Thomas its first MIAC loss of the season in a weekend split, behind four big points from junior forward Lindsay Burman (Stanchfield, Minn./Cambridge-Isanti). Burman had three points in Friday's win on a goal and two assists, and added another goal Saturday to complete her big weekend. For her performance, Burman was named the MIAC Women's Hockey Athlete-of-the-Week.

Friday, Burman dazzled with her playmaking and scoring, notching two assists and a goal in Bethel's big 5-3 win over the Tommies. She added another goal a day later in a narrow 3-2 road loss on St. Thomas' home ice. This season, Burman ranks second in the MIAC with 27 points and 17 assists, and her 10 goals rank sixth in the conference. She's second in the league with a plus/minus rating of plus-16, and her three game-winning goals rank third in the MIAC.

Thanks to the split, the Royals improved to 14-5-2 overall and 10-4 in the MIAC. Bethel now has 20 points and is alone in third place in the conference standings, and clinched a MIAC Playoff bid with Friday's victory. This weekend, the Royals have a big home-and-home series with Saint Benedict. Bethel hosts the Blazers Friday at 7 p.m., and Saturday's rematch will be on Saint Benedict's home ice with the puck set to drop at 2 p.m.

2013-14 MIAC Women's Hockey Athletes-of-the-Week

DATE     NAME     SCHOOL    
3/10/2014   Megan Juricko   St. Thomas  
3/3/2014   Madison Denny   Concordia  
2/24/2014   Christina Rozeske   St. Thomas  
2/17/2014   Lindsay Burman   Bethel  
2/10/2014   Lindsay Burman   Bethel  
2/3/2014   Jenna Traut   Saint Benedict  
1/27/2014   Melissa Doyle   Gustavus  
1/20/2014   Margot Fleming   St. Olaf  
1/13/2014   Sarah Gustafson   Saint Mary's  
1/6/2014   Stephanie Kirk   Saint Benedict  
12/09/2013   Alise Riedel   St. Thomas  
12/2/2013   Jordan Verleye   Hamline  
11/25/2013   Sarah Gustafson   Saint Mary's  
11/18/2013   Cristina Masten   Bethel  
11/11/2013   Caroline Kivisto   Bethel