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BEMIDJI — After a program-best 3-0 start to the season, the Bemidji State tennis team is hoping to parlay that into its first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference tournament appearance since 2009. “Our preseason goal was to make the conference tournament, I think that’s within reach for sure,” head coach Mark Fodness said. “I think we’ll improve our win total from the last few years, and I can see some real enthusiasm from the girls here down the stretch.”
It’s official: Bemidji State’s Ivana Bilic is the best defender in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. The senior from Coquitlam, British Columbia, was named the league’s defensive player of the year Thursday — one of three BSU players to be honored by the league. Bilic led the conference in blocked shots (98) and was tied for sixth in the league in defense scoring with 22 points (three goals, 19 assists). She also led lead the Beavers in points per game (0.67) and tied for second in the WCHA in power play points with 11 (2g-9a).
BEMIDJI — It was almost too perfect a play: Just 11 seconds into Saturday night’s game against Alabama Huntsville, all four seniors on Bemidji State’s roster had touched the puck. “It’s funny to think that could happen,” senior forward John Parker said. “We’re a tight-knit group of guys. For us to all contribute to that goal, especially on senior night. It was kind of surreal for sure.” Senior center Cory Ward won the opening faceoff and tapped it back to defensemen Graeme McCormack, who found Markus Gerbrandt in the neutral zone.
Bemidji State senior defensemen Graeme McCormack’s four-assist game on Saturday against Alabama Huntsville was the most by a BSU defenseman in the Beavers’ Division I history. Fittingly, the senior captain was named Western Collegiate Hockey Association defensive player of the week for his efforts. The Thunder Bay, Ontario, native assisted on four of BSU’s six goals in their 6-2 victory over Alabama Huntsville on Saturday.
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji State women's hockey team was inches from forcing a decisive Game 3 in their first-round Western Collegiate Hockey Association series against Minnesota Duluth. Instead, the Beavers will have to to wait another week to find out if they get a chance to play again this season. UMD's Laura Stalder scored the game-winning goal in overtime just seconds after the Bulldogs had cleared away what looked like a BSU game-winner on an open net, and Minnesota Duluth beat the Beavers 2-1 to sweep their WCHA playoff series Saturday night at the Sanford Center.
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji State men’s hockey team went from their best game of the season to their worst in what seemed like the blink of an eye last weekend...
BEMIDJI — The postseason is here, and the Bemidji State women’s hockey team knows there’s still plenty to accomplish. BSU is still looking up for its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance and, despite the long odds on an at-large bid, still controls its own fate — which it can do by winning the Western Collegiate Hockey Association tournament. The Beavers (22-9-3, 17-9-2 WCHA) take the first step towards that end when they host Minnesota Duluth (13-20-1, 10-17-1) in a best-of-three WCHA playoff series this weekend (2:07 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday, if necessary).
GRAND RAPIDS — The Bemidji High School girls basketball team avenged a loss to Grand Rapids on Monday night, rallying from a five-point deficit to win 80-76 in overtime. “This...
BEMIDJI—After what seemed to be a statement victory Friday night against Michigan Tech, the Bemidji State men's hockey team was looking to add more to it in the series finale. Instead, the Beavers took a step back. After BSU shut out the No. 14-ranked Huskies 3-0 in the series opener, Michigan Tech overpowered and outplayed the Beavers in a 9-2 rout Saturday night at the Sanford Center. Afterwards, BSU head coach Tom Serratore didn't mince words.
BEMIDJI — Bemidji State hadn’t had much luck against Michigan Tech in the recent past. The Beavers came into Friday night’s game at the Sanford Center winless in their last 10 games against the No. 14-ranked Huskies. And although the odds might have been stacked against them — Tech is the best road team in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and BSU hasn’t been very good at home — the Beavers finally beat back the bogeyman that is Michigan Tech.