Margot Fleming, St. Olaf

Margot Fleming, St. Olaf

Wayzata, Minn. / Benilde-St. Margaret's

The St. Olaf women's hockey team scored a big sweep of Hamline to remain in the thick of the MIAC Playoff hunt. The second victory featured an offensive explosion, with most of the damage done by senior star Margot Fleming (Wayzata, Minn./Benilde-St. Margaret's), as she had a hat trick and five total points in the Oles' 6-1 victory. For her big performance and role in the sweep, Fleming was named the MIAC Women's Hockey Athlete-of-the-Week.

Fleming took three shots and had an even plus-minus rating Friday as she helped St. Olaf score a 2-0 victory and set the stage for her huge Saturday performance. In the second victory, Fleming had a hand in each of the Oles' five first-period points. She scored the team's first, third and fifth goals, and assisted on the other two to get her hat trick and five points all in the first 20 minutes. This season, Fleming has 11 goals and three assists for 14 points. She leads the MIAC in power-play goals (six), is third in total goals and seventh in points. Her seven conference goals rank second, as do her 10 points in MIAC play.

Thanks to the sweep, the Oles pulled to even in conference play at 4-4 while improving to 4-11 overall. St. Olaf now has eight points in the MIAC standings and is alone in fifth place. Fleming and company have a big series coming up this weekend with a home-and-home conference showdown against Bethel. Friday's game will be on the Oles' home ice in Northfield at 7:30 p.m., and the puck drops for Saturday's game at the Royals' rink at 3 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