BHS posts shut out win at Crookston
The Bemidji High boys hockey team ran its current win string to three Thursday night, blanking the Crookston Pirates 4-0 on the losers ice.
It lifted Bemidji to 8-5 on the season entering Saturday's home game with St. Cloud Cathedral.
That game has been shifted to BSU and will be played following the BSU women's game with Mankato which starts at 3:07.
The B Team game will remain at Nymore at 3.
Compressor problems at Nymore caused the switch.
The girls game with St. Cloud will be at BSU as well, starting at 11.
Axel Osborn went the route in goal and posted his second shutout of the year, lifting his record to 4-0. It was the team's fifth shutout of the year.
The Jacks were thwarted by a hot goal tender through much of the night with Nick Biermier holding Bemidji to a single goal through two periods despite facing 19 shots.
Mike Rees scored that goal in the second period on a power play off feeds from Jesse Nemgar and Kevin Larson.
But the Jacks rolled home three more in the third with Brady Devescovi getting the first two and Jordan Heller the third.
Each side had three power play chances with Bemidji scoring the only goal with the manpower advantage.
The game was a Mariucci Conference test with Bemidji now 2-3 in league play. Crookston dropped to 3-8-1 overall and 0-2 in the conference.
The B Team, which had its 11 game win string stopped against Grand Rapids, started a new string with a 4-0 win.
It outshot the Pirates 51-7 in the one sided game, getting two goals from Luke Burns and one each from Jake White and James Bofferding. White's came shorthanded.
Bemidji successfully killed six penalties during the night.
Brandon Carlson tended goal, posting his second shutout. He faced only seven shots. Crookston had 47 stops.
Bemidji 0 1 3---4
Crookston 0 0 0---0
FIRST PERIOD: None; Penalties: Bem-Forseth, interference 13:20; Bem-Devescovi, checking from behind 16:50 (2 + 10)
SECOND PERIOID; Rees (Nemgar-Larson) 5:02 pp; Penalties: Ckn-Terbstra, high stick 0:50; Ckn-Mercil, cross check 3:10; Ckn-Prudhomme, trip 12:16; Bem-Larson, trip 13:50
THIRD PERIOD: Devescovi (Bruestle-Bitter) 3;14; Devescovi (Bruns-Bruestle) 7:11; J. Heller (Hazelton) 13:02; Penalties; none
Bem-Osborn 7 4 4---15
Ckn-Biermier 8 10 10---28
Power plays: Bemidji 1-3, Crookston 0-3
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Bemidji B 1 1 2---4
Crookston B 0 0 0---0
FIRST PERID: Burns (White-Wolkerstorfer) 13:42
SECOND PERIOD: Burns (Erickson-White) 1:53
THIRD PERIOD: White 1:52; Bofferding (Isensee-White) 11:49
Bem-Carlson 1 4 2--- 7
Crookston 18 16 11---47