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Ruslan Pedan, a freshman, has established himself on the Bemidji State men's hockey team defensive line. (Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer)

BSU's impact import: Russian freshman already a force on the power play

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BEMIDJI — Ruslan Pedan comes from a hockey family.

Well, for the most part.

“My youngest brother is 2 years old, so he’s a bit too young to play,” the Bemidji State freshman joked. “But the older one is 7 years old and he just started.”

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Jack Hittinger
Jack Hittinger is the sports editor of the Bemidji Pioneer. He is also the Bemidji State beat writer. He hails from the Great State of Michigan. Read his Bemidji State blog at and follow him on Twitter at @Jackhitts.
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