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Bemidji State's Sam Rendle, right, defends against Minnesota State's Johnny McInnis during the teams' series in Bemidji in November. The Beavers come into this weekend's series with the top-ranked penalty kill in the WCHA (and No. 4 nationally) while the Mavericks are the top power play unit in the league (also No. 4 nationally).

Marquee matchup in Mankato: BSU’s league-best penalty kill collides with instate rival MSU’s top-ranked power play

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BEMIDJI — If the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has an equivalent to last weekend’s Super Bowl, this is it.

Bemidji State, sporting the league’s top penalty kill unit, takes on Minnesota State, the WCHA’s No. 1 power play, in a league series in Mankato that’s sure to turn some heads.

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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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