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BEMIDJI -- Alex Adams nearly had his back to the glass when he flung a shot toward the Bowling Green net. Ross Armour’s stick was in the right place at the right time to direct home the game-winning goal late in the third period of a 4-2 victory for the Bemidji State men’s hockey team. The win capped a WCHA series sweep as the Beavers (16-8-4, 16-4-2-1 WCHA) departed the Sanford Center Saturday night with a hard-fought six points in the league standings.
MANKATO, Minn. -- The Bemidji State men’s hockey team survived a late surge to pull off a 4-2 victory over No. 3 Minnesota State on Saturday night, Jan. 25, at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center in Mankato. The win clinched a WCHA series split for the Beavers (14-8-4, 14-4-2-1 WCHA) as they pulled back to within six points of the Mavericks (23-4-1, 17-3-0-0 WCHA) for first place in the conference. Zach Driscoll stood on his head in net as he made an eye-popping 48 saves, a career high for the junior.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — This weekend’s series at Minnesota State hits close to home for two freshman defensemen on the Bemidji State men’s hockey team. Kyle Looft and Will Zmolek each have their own unique connection to the Mavericks. Looft is a Mankato native who was raised in a family of diehard MSU supporters. Zmolek, meanwhile, will go head-to-head with his older brother, Riese, a junior blueliner for Minnesota State. As if there weren’t enough familial ties for a series featuring the WCHA’s lone Minnesota members.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Even if they ultimately don’t count on the statsheet, 3-on-3 goals sure do have a way of bringing a crowd to its feet. And, boy, do they feel good if you’re Adam Brady and the Bemidji State men’s hockey team. Brady clinched an extra point in the WCHA standings with his 3-on-3 overtime winner Saturday night following a 1-1 tie with No. 19 Michigan Tech at the Sanford Center.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Subzero temperatures. Cracked ice. Frosted glass. Bemidji’s turn at hosting Hockey Day Minnesota one year ago came with a unique set of challenges. Thermometers beside the south shore of Lake Bemidji read 26 degrees below zero when the puck dropped on a daylong celebration of hockey, making Hockey Day Minnesota 2019 the coldest in event history. “Luckily, I think we were prepared,” said Tom Kuesel, Bemidji organizing committee chairman. “But it’s still easier to think of how you’re going to do it than to actually do it when it’s 26 below.”
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Warm weather awaits the Bemidji State men’s hockey team south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Fresh off a sweep of Ferris State, the Beavers will trade in winter coats and long johns for T-shirts and shorts as they travel to Alabama Huntsville for a Thursday-Friday series this week.
BEMIDJI -- A trio of power-play goals created a recipe for success for the Bemidji State men’s hockey team Saturday night at the Sanford Center. Adam Brady converted twice on the man advantage, including the game-winner, to help guide BSU to a 4-1 win over Ferris State and a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series sweep. The three power-play tallies are the most in a game by the Beavers (10-7-3, 10-3-1-0 WCHA) since they scored a trio in a 5-2 win over Northern Michigan on Nov. 19, 2016.
BEMIDJI -- It was home sweet home again for the Bemidji State men’s hockey team Friday night. The Beavers improved to 6-1-2 within the friendly confines of the Sanford Center thanks to their 5-2 victory over Ferris State, snapping a three-game skid that dated back to their lone home loss Dec. 7 to Alaska. BSU tallied a trio of third-period goals to break a 2-2 tie and earn its first win of 2020. Owen Sillinger recorded the primary assist on three of his side’s goals, including Aaron Miller’s game-winner 91 ticks into the final frame.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Last weekend’s Mariucci Classic in Minneapolis marked the first all-Minnesota men’s college hockey tournament since the North Star College Cup was discontinued following the 2016-17 event. If Bemidji State head coach Tom Serratore had it his way, he’d resurrect the defunct tournament.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — The new year has begun, and so will the second half of the conference slate for the Bemidji State men’s hockey team. Coming off losses to Minnesota and Minnesota State at the Mariucci Classic, the Beavers will host Ferris State as Western Collegiate Hockey Association play resumes this weekend. BSU began the week looking inwardly, which is not unusual for a team still looking to get back into a groove after coming off the holiday break.