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BHS hockey players select Graves as MVP
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The Bemidji boys hockey coaching staff, players, parents and fans celebrated the 23-3-2 season this week with the annual team dinner.

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This year's squad captured the Mariucci Conference title and also was unbeaten during the regular season against Section 8AA opponents.

The top seed in the section playoffs, BHS advanced to the championship game where it eventually lost 2-0 to Moorhead.

Senior goaltender Jeremiah Graves was honored as the team's most valuable player. Graves posted a 19-3-2 record in the BHS net, stopping all but 40 of the 572 shots sent his way.

Graves ended the season with a .930 save percentage and a 1.64 goals against average.

Earning the award for the top forwards were seniors Max Hazelton and Steven Heller.

Hazelton was Bemidji's leading scorer with 19 goals and 19 assists while Heller was third with 36 points, including 17 goals.

Tyler Tatro was named the top Lumberjack defenseman. In addition to quarterbacking the defense Tatro scored five goals and had 26 assists.

The Most Improved Player award went to junior Jake White who scored eight goals, including two during the playoffs, and contributed 13 points.

Bemidji's Hobey Baker Character Award winner was senior Levi Rickert.

Many Lumberjacks also received conference and state awards including Tatro, Hazelton, Steven Heller, Matt Serratore and Graves who were named to the All-Mariucci Conference team.

Earning Associated Press All-State Honorable Mention laurels were Steven Heller, Hazelton, Tatro and Graves while Hazelton, Steven Heller, Graves and Follis were selected to play in the Great 8 All-Star game.

Representing the Lumberjacks at the Warroad All-Star game were Dillon Eichstadt, Jordan Heller, Serratore, Hazelton and Graves while Steven Heller and Tatro played for the Iron Range when it battled the Duluth area schools in that All-Star contest.

Earning letters for the BHS boys hockey team this winter were:

SENIORS: Cameron Dahedl, Tyler Follis, Levi Rickert, Steven Heller, Max Hazelton, Matt Port, Jeremiah Graves, Will Bruestle;

JUNIORS: Ben Schram, John Forseth, Brady Devescovi, Dillon Eichstadt, James Bofferding, Tyler Tatro, Kole Spencer, Jordan Heller, Garret Lind, Ryan Erickson, Jake White, Eric Hernesman, Easton Halbert;

SOPHOMORE: Matt Serratore.

Y pmiller@bemidjipioneer.com

The Bemidji boys hockey coaching staff, players, parents and fans celebrated the 23-3-2 season this week with the annual team dinner.

This year's squad captured the Mariucci Conference title and also was unbeaten during the regular season against Section 8AA opponents.

The top seed in the section playoffs, BHS advanced to the championship game where it eventually lost 2-0 to Moorhead.

Senior goaltender Jeremiah Graves was honored as the team's most valuable player. Graves posted a 19-3-2 record in the BHS net, stopping all but 40 of the 572 shots sent his way.

Graves ended the season with a .930 save percentage and a 1.64 goals against average.

Earning the award for the top forwards were seniors Max Hazelton and Steven Heller.

Hazelton was Bemidji's leading scorer with 19 goals and 19 assists while Heller was third with 36 points, including 17 goals.

Tyler Tatro was named the top Lumberjack defenseman. In addition to quarterbacking the defense Tatro scored five goals and had 26 assists.

The Most Improved Player award went to junior Jake White who scored eight goals, including two during the playoffs, and contributed 13 points.

Bemidji's Hobey Baker Character Award winner was senior Levi Rickert.

Many Lumberjacks also received conference and state awards including Tatro, Hazelton, Steven Heller, Matt Serratore and Graves who were named to the All-Mariucci Conference team.

Earning Associated Press All-State Honorable Mention laurels were Steven Heller, Hazelton, Tatro and Graves while Hazelton, Steven Heller, Graves and Follis were selected to play in the Great 8 All-Star game.

Representing the Lumberjacks at the Warroad All-Star game were Dillon Eichstadt, Jordan Heller, Serratore, Hazelton and Graves while Steven Heller and Tatro played for the Iron Range when it battled the Duluth area schools in that All-Star contest.

Earning letters for the BHS boys hockey team this winter were:

SENIORS: Cameron Dahedl, Tyler Follis, Levi Rickert, Steven Heller, Max Hazelton, Matt Port, Jeremiah Graves, Will Bruestle;

JUNIORS: Ben Schram, John Forseth, Brady Devescovi, Dillon Eichstadt, James Bofferding, Tyler Tatro, Kole Spencer, Jordan Heller, Garret Lind, Ryan Erickson, Jake White, Eric Hernesman, Easton Halbert;

SOPHOMORE: Matt Serratore.

pmiller@bemidjipioneer.com

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Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

(218) 333-9200
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