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Two Former Bulldogs Advance to Olympic Quarterfinals

Lara Stalder (#21) Lara Stalder (#21) |  Photo: Courtesy of Justin Prince/Lakeland News

Eyewitness Sports
Updated: February 12, 2018 02:32 PM

Former University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women's hockey players Pernilla Winberg and Lara Stalder were big contributors to their countries in advancing into the Olympics women's hockey quarterfinals.

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Winberg, who is representing Sweden and playing in her fourth-consecutive Olympics, had two goals and an assist against Korea (and Bulldog alum, head coach Sarah Murray) in Sweden's 8-0 win on Monday.

Stalder is playing for Switzerland and has tallied two goals and two assists for four points in just two games in the Olympics. Switzerland defeated Japan 3-1 to lock in its place in the quarterfinal round. Stalder had an assist on the game-winning goal. She currently ranks third in scoring among all players in the tournament.

The two former Bulldogs will meet Wednesday at the Kwandong Hockey Centre to decide who wins Group B.

(Courtesy of UMD Athletics)


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