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The Sanford Center, shown under construction in this file photo, became the new home to Bemidji State University men’s and women’s hockey starting with the 2010-11 season. Initially, ticket sales jumped for the inaugural season in the city-owned event center, but season ticket sales are down more than 26 percent since. File photo | Bemidji Pioneer

Small numbers, big impact: BSU hockey attendance makes substantial difference in revenues

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Part one of a two-part series examining the financial impact of the Bemidji State men's hockey program. Read part two here.


BEMIDJI – When the Bemidji State men’s hockey team joined the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in 2010, expectations were high.

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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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