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HUNTSVILLE, Ala.—As it turns out, the Bemidji State men's hockey team didn't need to beat Alabama Huntsville to win their first-ever MacNaughton Cup title. Instead, it was an added bonus. The Beavers beat the Chargers 3-2 on Friday night at the Von Braun Center, about an hour after Ferris State's 3-2 win over second-place Michigan Tech went final. Those results helped the first-place Beavers clinch the Western Collegiate Hockey Association crown for the first time since joining the league in the 2010-11 season.
ST. CLOUD—The Bemidji State women's hockey team failed to gain any gain any ground on St. Cloud State on Friday afternoon. The Beavers, who came into Friday's game four points behind the Huskies in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings, gave up a pair of goals early in the second period and another late in the third, losing 5-2 in their WCHA series opener at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.
BEMIDJI -- They know what’s at stake. When the Bemidji State men’s hockey team hits the ice in Huntsville, Ala., this weekend, they’ll be just a victory away from clinching the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s championship and MacNaughton Cup trophy for the first time in the program’s history.
If the Bemidji State women's hockey team has any hope of making a final push up in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings, this weekend is the time. The Beavers, who are in seventh place in the eight-team league, face off with fifth-place St. Cloud State on Friday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 11, in St. Cloud. Both games are scheduled for 3:07 p.m. faceoffs.
BEMIDJI—Alex Pollock didn't forget. The Bemidji High School senior forward still felt the sting of that epic dagger delivered to his Lumberjacks hockey team last season at the hands of Grand Rapids' Alex Adams. Adams scored the game-winning goal in overtime in last season's Class AA state tournament in St. Paul. "That was always on the back of our minds," Pollock said, referring to Tuesday's rematch with the Thunderhawks at Bemidji Community Arena. "We definitely wanted to get back at them for what happened last year." Matt Fitzgerald didn't forget either.
BEMIDJI -- It took just one minute for the Bemidji State men’s hockey team to show Michigan Tech they meant business on Saturday night. Kyle Bauman’s goal off the rush -- exactly a minute into the game -- seemed to take goaltender Angus Redmond and the rest of the Huskies by surprise. It was just a sign of things to come.
BEMIDJI -- Wisconsin’s dangerous transition game proved deadly for the Bemidji State women’s hockey team. The top-ranked Badgers scored in the first 45 seconds of Friday afternoon's game at the Sanford Center and never looked back, beating the Beavers 6-1 in the first game of their Western Collegiate Hockey Association series.
BEMIDJI -- Three third-period goals helped the Bemidji State men’s hockey team rally past Michigan Tech on Friday night, helping the first-place Beavers put some much-needed distance on the second-place Huskies in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings. Sophomore winger Mike Soucier scored twice and junior winger Leo Fitzgerald scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the third period as the Beavers beat the Huskies 4-2 at the Sanford Center.
BEMIDJI -- Although they now know that they will not be hosting a home playoff series for the second straight year, the Bemidji State women’s hockey team still knows how important these next six games are. The Beavers (9-14-3, 5-14-3 WCHA) host top-ranked and conference leading Wisconsin (24-2-1, 19-2-1) in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series that will once again test the Beavers.
BEMIDJI -- The last time the Bemidji State men’s hockey team was playing in a series at home this important this late of the season, the Beavers played in a different arena and a different conference.