Bemidji youth hockey report for Nov. 30
The Bemidji Bantam A swept both weekend games to up its record to 3-1.
This weekend the Bantams host their annual invitational, facing the Grand Forks Wheat Kings Friday at 3 p.m. at the BCA and taking on the Fargo Raiders Saturday at 12:45 at Nymore Gardens.
Bracket play games will be Sunday at both arenas.
Other teams entered will be Alexandria and Fort Frances.
Pee Wee A
The Bemidji Pee Wee A opened its 39-game season this weekend, winning over Crookston 7-2 at Crookston Saturday and returning home Sunday to blank Duluth East 5-0.
The Pee Wee face a major weekend ahead traveling to Princeton Friday to face St. Cloud and continuing with Saturday games at Chaska and Edina and a Sunday contest at Osseo.
The next home game is Dec. 10 with Brainerd.
Bemidji broke open Saturday's game with three goals in the second period and added three more in the third.
Grand Tharaldson faced only six shots at Crookston rejecting four. Crookston had 24 saves.
Rocky Copiskey and Alex Pollock scored twice and Josh Lusby, Brady Tatro and Tarren Baker once.
Assists went to Baker, Pollock, Lusby, Jack Johnson, Mitch Webb, Shaye Yaklich and Matt Hanchon.
Tharaldson needed 27 saves Sunday to post his shutout, Bemidji fired 23 on the East goal and hit five times.,
Copiskey had two and Lusby, Johnson and Cody Gumringer one.
Assists went to Copiskey, Johnson, ,Gumringer, Pollock, Tatro, Tyler McNamara and Cole Hartje.
Other squad members are Nick Leitner, Tanner Hammitt and Kyle Krause,
Neil Huewe returns to the helm as head coach.
Pee Wee A 1 3 3 -- 7
Crookston 0 0 2 -- 2
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Duluth East 0 0 0 -- 0
Pee Wee A 3 2 0 -- 5
The Bemidji girls 14U was letter perfect this weekend, heading south for three games an emerging 3-0.
All three wins were shutouts 2-0 at Sauk Rapids and 6-0 at SMA Saturday and River Lakes Sunday.
Bill Merschman's skaters travel to Warroad tonight to face the Warriors JV and host the No. St. Paul JV Friday at Nymore in preliminaries to the varsity games. They entertain the Moorhead 14-U Sunday.
Morgan Miller needed only eight stops to blank Sauk Rapids. Bemidji fired 56 shots on then Sauk Rapids net but was held scoreless into the final period before getting goals from Francesca Huerd and Hailey Hinners.
Katie Pogue and Huerd had assists on the Hinners' tally.
Bemidji 14-U 0 0 2 -- 2
Sauk Rapids 0 0 0 -- 0
Bemidji 14-U 0 2 4 -- 6
SMA 0 0 0 -- 0
Bemidji 14-U 3 1 2 -- 6
River Lakes 0 0 0 -- 0