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Vance Balstad, left, and Chad Myhrer wait as they refill their Zambonis with water during a BSU women’s hockey game last week. MONTE DRAPER | BEMIDJI PIONEER

Making the ice: Chad Myhrer and Vance Balstad have been making ice together for the Beavers since the early 1990s

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Chad Myhrer remembers the horror he felt when the Zamboni he was driving stopped on the ice at the Sanford Center.


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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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