Some Alaska women already are playing in the postseason in Division I, including Zoe Hickel of Anchorage, who Sunday furnished Minnesota-Duluth with two goals and a helper in a 5-1 WCHA playoff win over Ohio State that advanced the Bulldogs to the league semifinals.
Hickel owns 13-14--27 totals in 35 games to rank third in goals and points on her club. The team also includes Bailey Wright of Anchorage, who has 3-2--5 totals in 29 games. Minnesota-Duluth next takes on Minnesota.
Also in the WCHA semis is Wisconsin, which includes Kaitlyn Harding of Anchorage. She's 4-4--8 in 35 games. The Badgers next face North Dakota.
Out East, Tori Hickel, Zoe's sister, is headed to the Hockey East semifinals with Northeastern, which next faces Boston University. Tori Hickel owns 2-8--10 totals in 32 games.
Also, Robert Morris is in the College Hockey America semis against RIT. Robert Morris includes Leah Carlson of Copper Center, who has played in nine games.
By DOYLE WOODY, adn.com