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Women’s hockey starting goaltender no longer on team

February 11, 2019

Per University of Wisconsin-River Fall’s Director of Athletics Crystal Lanning, goaltender Tatyana Delaittre is no longer a member of the UWRF women’s hockey team. She was removed from the official UWRF sports website prior to the Falcons 5-1 loss to No. 9 UW-Eau Claire last Saturday at Hunt Arena. This move comes as the Falcons are roughly two weeks away from postseason play.

Tatyana Delaittre
Tatyana Delaittre

Delaittre played her last game for the Falcons during a 5-4 loss to No. 1 St. Thomas on Feb. 6. She was pulled at 13:33 in the second period after allowing her fourth goal of the night to the Tommies.

Delaittre, a junior from Minnetonka, Minn., appeared in twelve games this year for the Falcons posting an 8-1 record as a starter with a near WIAC best 1.46 goals-against average, a .924 save percentage, and three shut outs. She has split time nearly evenly with freshman goaltender Sami Miller, who has appeared in one more game than Delaittre in the 2018-2019 season.

Delaittre ends her three-year stint with the Falcons appearing in 31 games with a career record of 22-4-2, a 1.49 goals-against average, a .920 save percentage, and eight shut outs. No reason was given for Delaittre’s departure from the team.

The Falcons, losers of their last two games, will face UW-Eau Claire again on Feb. 16th in Eau Claire to determine the regular season WIAC winner. Both programs have a 7-1 record in the WIAC this season entering this final matchup.

The winner will have home ice advantage throughout the entirety of the WIAC tournament including and leading up to the O’Brien Cup, which will take place on March 2. UW-Eau Claire defeated UW-River Falls last year in the O’Brien Cup at Hunt Arena 3-2 in double overtime.