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Boys hockey romps over Buffalo 8-0

The Bemidji Lumberjacks opened play at the Denfeld hockey tournament in high style Monday afternoon, bombing Buffalo 8-0.

Bemidji out shot the Bison 44-19 with Miah Graves turning back all 19 shots he faced. Blake Schmitt had 36 saves for the losers

Bemidji took a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Brady Devescovi and Max Hazelton.

It added three in the second from Rylee Curb, Mike Rees and Jake White and closed with three more in the third from Matt Hietala, Curb and Tyler Follis.

Jesse Nemgar had four assists to be high point man for the game.

Both of Curb's came on the power play, the first on a 5 on 3 advantage.

The Bison drew six of the 11 penalties.

The win lifted Bemidji to 5-4 on the year.

Tonight the Jacks face their fellow Lumberjacks from Cloquet in a 6:15 game. The JV will play at 8:30.

Monday the JV reached 9-0 with a 5-3 win, getting two goals from Matt Serratore and one each from Ryan Erickson, Matt Port and Levi Rickert.

Bemidji broke a 1-1 tie with three straight goals and never looked back.

Brandon Carlson had only eight stops. Zach Zambusch had 37 for the losers.

Bemidji 2 3 3---8

Buffalo 0 0 0---0

FIRST PERIOD: Devescovi (S. Heller-Nemgar) 3:04; Hazelton (Forseth) 14:44; Penalties: Buf-Trydtseth, high stick and Bem-Welle, roughing 6:36; Buf-Elleson, interference 8:41

SECOND PERIOD: Curb 5:07 pp: Rees, (Welle-Curb) 11;41; White (Nemgar) 16:27; Penalties:; Buf-Rouse, high stick 3:12; Bem-Rees, Interference 3:55

THIRD PERIOD: Hietala (Nemgar) 7:38; Curb (Larson-Nemgar) 11:25 pp; Follis (HPenalties: Buf-Bartz, hook, 2:10; Buf-Trydtseth, hook and Bem-Larson, roughing 3:01; Bem-Rees, interference 9:00; Buf- Gaughan, interference 10:10; Bem-Bitter, roughing 15:13

Goal Stops

Bem-Graves 8 8 3---19

Buf-Schmitt 10 15 11---36

Power plays: Bemidji 2-6, Buffalo 0-5

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Bemidji JV 1 2 2---5

Buffalo JV 1 0 2---3

FIRST PERIOD: Bem-Serratore (Isensee) 0:41; Buf-Stensey 14:10

SECOND PERIOD: Bem-Serratore (Isensee) 8:31 pp; Bem-Erickson, (Hernesman-Hanson) 11:23

THIRD PERIOD: Bem-Port 0:26 pp; Buf-Bonnell 7:10' Bem- Rickert (Bofferding-Serratore) 11:26; Buf-Bartl (VanBergen) 12:11

Goal Stops

Bem-Carlson 2 1 5--- 8

Buf-Zumbusch 10 14 13---37