Pernilla Winberg and Jessica Wong Both Hit 100 Point Mark for Bulldogs

Mark StaffieriContributor IIApril 2, 2017

The month of October 2012 saw both Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs legends Jessica Wong and Pernilla Winberg reach the magical NCAA 100 point club.

Audrey Cournoyer is the only other member of the Bulldogs' active roster to also have 100 career points. As two of the last links to the Bulldogs' 2010 NCAA Frozen Four championship team, Wong and Winberg have continued to add to their remarkable legacies.

An October 6 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes saw Wong become the sixteenth Bulldogs player to accomplish 100 career points. In addition, she is only the second Bulldogs defender (behind Jocelyne Larocque) to reach the century mark.

The jubilation for Wong quickly became desolation as the Buckeyes swept the Bulldogs for the first time in program history. Additionally, it was only the second time the Bulldogs were swept in a season-opening series, although the Bulldogs were missing Vanessa Thibault and Jenna McParland to injury, among others.

In the 3-2 loss, Wong opened scoring in the contest to earn point number 100. It marked the 42nd goal of her career, and she scored only 15 seconds into the contest.

The only other UMD goal in the contest was scored by Winberg. At the 3:10 mark of the third period, Winberg’s shot hit the pad of Buckeyes' backstop Chelsea Knapp and bounced into the net.

A rare Thursday night match saw the Bulldogs compete against the Boston College Eagles on October 25. The 3-2 win over the nationally ranked Eagles brought the Bulldogs back to the .500 mark with a 3-3-1 record.

It also gave the Bulldogs a lifetime mark of 17-3 versus Hockey East opponents.

After sophomore Bridgette Lacquette opened the scoring for the Bulldogs in the first period, Winberg reached the century mark. A second-period goal by Bulldogs sniper Zoe Hickel was assisted by Winberg. It was her 63rd career assist to complement her career mark of 37 goals.

Lacquette would score again to give the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead, and despite a late third-period surge by BC (Emily Pfalzer scored with 1:29 remaining in the final period), the Bulldogs were able to leave Kelley Rink with a 3-2 win.