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The Bemidji State University men’s hockey team began practice Friday afternoon at Neilson-Reise Arena. The men’s team will play their first exhibition game at 5 p.m. today against the University of Manitoba. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Opening night: Bemidji State men's hockey team kicks off against Manitoba


BEMIDJI – The snow showers that hit Bemidji Thursday and Friday couldn’t have been timed any better. They signalled the coming of winter. And hockey season.


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Jack Hittinger
Jack Hittinger is a sports reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer, focusing on Bemidji State but also covering area high schools. 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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