Wheeler’s shot, UW’s 27th of the game, provided a 1-0 lead after the sophomore wing drove up the left side on a 2-on-1.
The offense opened up in the third period for UW behind a pair of goals from both Daryl Watts and Sophie Shirley and one from Sarah Wozniewicz.
Watts’ first goal made her only the ninth NCAA women’s hockey player to reach 250 career points.
“It’s a special milestone,” Watts said. “I think about all of my linemates, all my teammates that I’ve ever played with.”
Kennedy Blair made 19 saves as UW (5-0, 1-0 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) blanked St. Cloud State (2-1, 0-1) for the 17th time during a 28-game winning streak in the series.
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St. Cloud State 0 0 0 — 0
First period penalty: Cvar, SC, 12:23.
Second period: W — Wheeler 3 (Pettet, Kotlowski), 18:12. Penalties: Wheeler, W, 1:58; Wesloh, SC, 2:45; Lind, SC, 5:39; Wesloh, SC, 5:39; Wheeler, W, 8:16.
Third period: W — Watts 3 (Webster), 5:39; Watts 4 (Webster, O’Brien), 11:50; S. Shirley 2 (Pettet, Nealey), 13:07; S. Shirley 3 (Posick, Toft), 15:31; Wozniewicz 3 (Picard, Nealey), 19:47. Penalty: Bourgerie, SC, 7:34.