BEMIDJI – The Bemidji Pee Wee AA hockey team dropped its final pool play game during Saturday’s Paul Bunyan International Hockey Tournament, but the home squad rebounded with a win in its first bracket play game and will play for some hardware Sunday afternoon.
Bemidji, who lost its first two pool play games Friday – falling to Marquette, Mich., 6-2 and losing to the Grand Forks Seawolves 4-3 – played Andover in the final game of the North Division pool Saturday at Nymore Gardens.
Bemidji fell to Andover 2-1.
That placed Bemidji in the Headwaters bracket for fourth-place teams.
The home side had much more success in their semifinal contest, topping Keweenaw 10-3 at Bemidji Community Arena.
That puts Bemidji into Sunday morning’s Headwaters Bracket championship game, where they will play Crookston for the title. The game is scheduled to face off at 9 a.m. at the Sanford Center.
Crookston defeated Fort Frances, Ontario, 3-2 in their semifinal contest.
In the Championship Bracket, Brainerd will take on either Grand Rapids in the title game, scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at the Sanford Center.
Andover 2, Bemidji 1
Grand Forks Seawolves 9, Marquette, Mich., 3
Virginia 6, Keweenaw, Mich., 1
Brainerd 11, Eagan 3
St. Cloud 10, Cloquet 5
Fargo 6, Fort Frances, Ont., 3
Grand Forks Greyhounds 7, Crookston 2
Grand Rapids 5, Rogers 3
Brainerd 5, Andover 2
Grand Rapids 6, St. Cloud 5
Eagan 4, Grand Forks Seawolves 3
Grand Forks Greyhounds 5, Fargo 4
Blue Ox Bracket
Virginia 10, Marquette, Mich., 7
Cloquet 5, Rogers 1
Bemidji 10, Keweenaw, Mich., 3
Crookston 3, Fort Frances, Ont., 2
Title game: Bemidji vs. Crookston, 9 a.m. (Sanford Center)
Consolation: Keweenaw, Mich., vs. Fort Frances, Ont., 9 a.m. (BCA)
Blue Ox Bracket
Title game: Virginia vs. Cloquet, 10:45 a.m. (Sanford Center)
Consolation: Marquette, Mich., vs. Rogers, 10:45 a.m. (BCA)
Title game: Grand Forks Greyhounds vs. Eagan, 12:30 p.m. (Sanford Center)
Consolation: Grand Forks Seawolves vs. Fargo, 12:30 p.m. (BCA)
Title game: Brainerd vs. Grand Rapids, 2:30 p.m. (Sanford Center)
Consolation: Andover vs. St. Cloud, 2:30 p.m. (BCA)