Bemidji HS boys hockey: Graves perfect for Jacks in shutout win at Lake of the Woods
The Bemidji Lumberjacks hockey team took shooting practice Tuesday night at Baudette but was successful only three times in 41 shots.
But that was enough to blank the Lake of the Woods Bears 3-0 at Baudette and raise the Jacks record to 11-6.
They host Roseau in a key Section 8AA contest Saturday at 4 at Nymore Gardens in their next start.
Bemidji scored single goals in each period Tuesday.
Brady Devescovi provided the first period tally off feeds from Isaac Bitter and Max Hazelton.
Jesse Nemgar got the second period goal on feeds from John Forseth and Bitter while Rylee Curb added the third period tally off a Dillon Eichstadt feed to put the game away.
Miah Graves went the route making 17 stops as Bemidji posted its sixth shutout for the season.
It was a penalty strewn contest through two periods with the home team drawing nine of the 14 penalties whistled.
Six were coincidental wit both teams losing a player.
Baudette had a 5-3 advantage in the second period and followed with a 5-4 edge for another two minutes.
But Bemidji skated off all of the penalties to preserve the shutout.
The B Team did the varsity one better, posting its third straight shutout and eighth on the year in a 5-0 win.
Chris Isensee scored twice and Tyler Follis, Garrett Lind and Matt Serratore once.
Brandon Carlson faced only four shots as Bemidji dominated play. Two Baudette net minders kicked back 38.
Nate Weossner's forces are now 16-1 and face Roseau in the opener Saturday.
Bemidji 1 1 1---3
LOW 0 0 0---0
FIRST PERIOD: Devescovi (Bitter-Hazelton) 11:28; Penalties: LOW-Holen, boarding 5:20; LOW- Tetera, cross check and unsportsmanlike conduct 4:07; LOW, Bench penalty 4:07 (served by Holen)
SECOND PERIOD: Nemgar (Forseth-Bitter) 11:13; Penalties: LOW-Holen, trip 1;28; Bem- Hietala, interference 4;14; Bem- Phillips, trip 6:14; LOW-Peters, interference 10:18; Bem-S. Heller, elbow 14:51; LOW-Tom, roughing and Bem-Eichstadt, trip 16:23; Bem- Phillips, trip and LOW-Moberg, roughing 16:52
THIRD PERIOD: Curb (Eichstadt) 11:13; Penalties; None
Bem-Graves 3 10 4---17
LOW-Lyon 17 13 9---38
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Bemidji B 2 1 2---5
LOW 0 0 0---0
FIRST PERIOD: Isensee (Serratore) 6:44; Follis 8:11
SECOND PERIOD: Lind (Eichstadt) 9:49
THIRD PERIOD: Isensee 7:32; Serratore (Dahedl) 11:20
Bem-Carlson 2 1 1 ---4
LOW-Clifford 15 5 x -- xx
LOW-Pott 5 13---38