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BEMIDJI—After letting Alaska Anchorage come back and force overtime Friday night, the Bemidji State men's hockey team made darn sure that wasn't going to happen again in Saturday's series finale. In both games, BSU led 1-0 going into the third period. But this time around, the Beavers scored three goals in the third period to finish off the Seawolves in regulation, 4-0, and earn yet another Western Collegiate Hockey Association sweep.
BEMIDJI -- They let Alaska Anchorage hang around for slightly longer than they would have liked, but the Bemidji State men’s hockey team will take the three points. Senior forward Phil Marinaccio finished off a 3-on-1 opportunity with 2 minutes, 55 seconds left in the first overtime period as the Beavers escaped with a 2-1 win over the Seawolves on Friday night at the Sanford Center.
LITTLE FALLS -- For the section straight season, the Bemidji High School boys cross country team is the Section 8AA champion. The Lumberjacks tied with Sartell-St. Stephen in Thursday afternoon’s Section 8AA meet in Little Falls but won the title thanks to winning the tiebreaker. Both teams finished with 81 points but Bemidji’s sixth-place runner, Gage Mostad, finished ahead of Sartell’s sixth-place runner, Nick Buiceag-Arama.
BEMIDJI—As Tom Serratore made clear on Tuesday, there's no such thing as a "good loss." The Bemidji State men's hockey coach was answering a question about last week's series at No. 1 North Dakota, where the Beavers played well but were swept in a pair of one-goal games. "There's never a good loss," he said. "But those are losses you can learn from. That's how I look at it." BSU had a two-goal lead Friday before losing 3-2. On Saturday the Beavers rallied from being down 5-1 to make it interesting with three third-period goals; they eventually lost 5-4.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State women’s hockey team always knows what to expect against North Dakota. “We have our history and our past,” BSU junior defender Alexis Joyce said of her team’s recent meetings with the Fighting Hawks, which have been evenly-contested. “It’s always a battle every time playing them. We just know that going in.” The Beavers (4-3-1, 2-3-1 WCHA) have a slight edge over the Hawks (4-3-1, 3-3-0 WCHA) in their past eight meetings -- BSU leads the series 4-3-1 over the past two seasons.
GRAND FORKS -- The Bemidji State men’s hockey team made things interesting on Saturday night against No. 1 North Dakota. Unfortunately for the Beavers, that didn’t translate into a victory. Despite trailing 5-1 at one point in the final frame, the Beavers scored three times in the last 14 minutes -- including two power play tallies and once shorthanded with an empty net.
That’s right. The BSU men’s hockey team is 4-0-0 for the first time since 2005-06, which gave pollsters more than enough reasons to vote them as the 18th-best team in the country at the moment.
BEMIDJI -- By any number of metrics, it was a successful weekend for the Bemidji State men’s hockey team. Behind two shutouts from Michael Bitzer, the Beavers defeated Northern Michigan by identical 2-0 scores in their two-game series against the Wildcats in Marquette, Mich., en route to their first 4-0 start since 2005-06. The college hockey world took some notice.
BEMIDJI -- Each week, it seems that someone new steps in to have an outstanding game for the Bemidji State football team. In last week’s overtime win against Northern State, it was kicker Mason Hoffer filling in for injured Isaac Aanerud. Hoffer kicked the game-winning field goal in overtime. This week against Minot State, the Beavers again needed a backup to fill in for an injured teammate.
BEMIDJI -- After upsetting defending national champions Minnesota last week, the Bemidji State women’s hockey team would have liked a better start to this weekend’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association series against Ohio State. Instead, the Beavers came out flat in the first period and never recovered. Ohio State scored twice in the first period and added another in the second en route to a 3-1 win Friday afternoon at the Sanford Center.