By Jim den Hollander
Julianna Teske and the Augsburg Auggies opened their 2021 regular season on the weekend with a home-and-home non-conference matches with the St. Scholastica Saints.
Teske was in the roster for both games, a 5-3 loss on home ice at Ed Saugestad Rink (Augsburg Ice Arena) on Friday night, then a return match at MARS Lakeview Arena in Duluth, Minn. Saturday evening, also won by the Saints, 3-0.
Teske suited up for both games but collected no stats – points or penalties in her NCAA Division 3 debut contests.
Wearing #12, Teske was listed as a -1 for the opening contest and was called on to take a faceoff at one point. In Duluth, Teske was rated at 0 stats wise in the contest.
Last season, the Auggies also opened the season with a pair against the Saints, taking both by a single goal, 2-1 and 3-2.
Also facing off on the opening weekend: Hamline Pipers collected a 7-0 shutout win against Concordia-Wisconsin Falcons in non-conference play and a scheduled match between St. Benedict Bennies and St. Thomas Tommies was postponed on Friday.
On Saturday, Bethel University Royals collected a 1-0 win against Concordia-Wisconsin, Hamline Pipers defeated the Bennies 3-1
The Auggies will play seven regular season conference matches – once against each team in the MIAC conference along with four non-conference matches. The team will make its MIAC debut on Saturday with a 2 p.m. faceoff on the road at Tria Rink in St. Paul against the host Hamline Pipers.
Last year, the Auggies and Pipers met in a home-and-home series early in the season, Pipers taking the first game 6-0 before the Auggies bounced back on home ice with a 4-3 edge.
Anyone wishing to watch Teske and Auggies on Friday, can tune in at the link below.
Puck drops at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon.