a finalist at MSUM
Bemidji State University graduate Doug Peters is one of three finalists for the athletic director position at Minnesota State University-Moorhead.
Peters has been the athletic director at Valley City (N.D.) State since 2004.
He played basketball at Bemidji State and later served as director of development for intercollegiate athletics.
The other finalists are former Nebraska-Omaha athletic director David Herbster and Fresno (Calif.) State associate athletic director for development Gregory Walaitis.
MSUM will likely name its athletic director in March.
U.S. downs Canada in Deaflympics 4-3
The United States scored four unanswered goals Tuesday night to rally for a 4-3 victory over Canada in the 16th Winter Deaflympics ice hockey competition at Salt Lake City.
The win gives the U.S. a 2-1-0 record. That's good for second place behind Finland, which is 3-0-0. The Americans and Finns play each other in the next round today at 4 p.m.
Two Bemidji men are on the United States team, Stephen Wangberg and Jon Dickson. Neither figured in any of the scoring against Canada.
After tonight's game, the U.S. team has its final outing on Friday night against winless Germany.
Medals will be awarded on Saturday to the top three teams.
Girls hockey B Team wins finale 2-1
The Bemidji girls hockey B Team ended a fine season Friday with a 2-1 victory at Cloquet. Bemidji closed at 16-6.
Bemidji took a 1-0 lead in the second period on a Kayla Colley goal from Mia Kramka's feed and moved ahead 2-0 midway through the final period when Hailey Williamson scored from a Katie Redland feed.
Cloquet narrowed the gap at the 14:34 mark but came no closer.
Kaia Sele and Katrina Smith split goaltending chores, Sele made 15 stops and Smith the 10.
Cloquet faced 22 shots and had 20 saves.
All but five of the JV players will contend for varsity berths next year.
Graduating will be Ashley Kroeger, Andrea Goodwin, Brandi Davis, Elissa Port and Nychelle Halse.
Bemidji 0 1 1---2
CEC 0 0 1---1
FIRST PERIOD: None, Penalties: None
SECOND PERIOD: Bem-Colley (Kramka) 9:29; Penalties: Bem-Redland, trip 12:15; CEC-Phelps, interference 12:40
THIRD PERIOD: Bem-Williamson (Redland) 9:44; CEC-Gillette (Phelps) 14:34; Penalties: Bem-Redland, interference 1:31; Bem-Rich, interference 4:40
Bem-Sele 10 5 x ---x
Bem-Smith 5 5---25
CEC-Gustafson 6 6 10---22
Jacks JV hockey
team beats TRF
The Jacks JV hockey team continued its fine late season spurt Tuesday night winning 6-3 over Thief River Falls at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
It completed a home and home sweep for Keith Huerd's forces who won the first meeting 6-1 at Bemidji.
The win was its third straight and ninth in the past 11 games to up its season mark to 15-6-1. It hosts Warroad at 5:15 Friday at Nymore Gardens.
Bemidji took a 2-0 lead at the start, expanded it to 5-1 in the second period and withstood a Prowler rally in the third that narrowed the gap to 5-3 before scoring the final goal in the last minute.
Bemidji had two power play goals. TRF had one.
Chris Blotske led the way with a hat trick Tanner Olson, Riley Colley and Ryan Jensen scored once.
Axel Osborn went the route in goal making 25 stops. Thief River also had 25 saves.
Bemidji 2 3 1---6
Thief River Falls 1 0 2---3
FIRST PERIOD: Bem-Blotske 2:25; Bem-Olson (Blotske) 6:15
SECOND PERIOD: Bem-Blotske (Colley) 16:06; Bem-Colley (Jensen-Bergquist) 5:40 pp; Bem-Blotske (Rasmussen) 6:23
THIRD PERIOD: TRF Conners (Joppru-Collins) 2:45; TRF-Linke (Knott-Olson) 9:26 pp; Bem-Jensen (Bergquist-Welle) 16:43 pp
Bem Osborn 25; TRF 25
Penalties; Bemidji 7, TRF 6