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BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State men's hockey team hopes this weekend isn't its last in Bemidji for the foreseeable future. The Beavers host Minnesota State today and Saturday at the Sanford Center (7:37 p.m. today, 7:07 p.m. Saturday) with a chance to clinch a home ice advantage for the WCHA playoff for the first time since they joined the league in 2010. "Right now, the way we're going, I think we know what it takes (to beat Minnesota State)," sophomore forward Charlie O'Connor said. "We're playing good hockey.
BEMIDJI -- With each victory, the Bemidji State women’s hockey team continues to set more program records. It wasn’t all his doing, but head coach Jim Scanlan has had at least some hand in that. His peers in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association recognized that too.
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — All things considered, the fact that the Bemidji State men’s hockey team escaped Big Rapids, Mich., with three of four points this weekend is pretty impressive. After the Beavers beat Ferris State 3-2 in their WCHA game Friday night, the Bulldogs outplayed BSU in Saturday’s series finale. However, Michael Bitzer came up big in goal, making a career-high 41 saves for BSU, and the Beavers held on to tie the Bulldogs 1-1 in overtime at Ewigleben Ice Arena. “They outplayed us,” BSU head coach Tom Serratore told the Beaver Radio Network following the game.
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — Coming into this weekend’s series at Ferris State, Bemidji State head coach Tom Serratore and the rest of the Beavers said they were expecting a “cage match.” That kind of knock-down, drag-out physical game is exactly what BSU got. The Beavers scored a goal each in the first and second period, and freshman goaltender Michael Bitzer stopped 35 of 36 shots and the Beavers held on to beat the Bulldogs 2-1 in Western Collegiate Hockey Association play at Ewigleben Ice Arena. “It was a battle,” Serratore told Beaver Radio Network. “That’s what we expected.
DULUTH — The Bemidji State women’s hockey team continues to frustrate Minnesota Duluth. And Stephanie Anderson has been a big part of that. The junior forward scored twice for BSU as the fifth-seeded Beavers once again defeated fourth-seeded Minnesota Duluth 3-2, this time in Game one of their best-of-three WCHA playoff series Friday afternoon at AMSOIL Arena. Anderson has scored four goals against UMD this season, as well as two assists, for a total of six points. It was also the first career WCHA playoff victory for first-year BSU head coach Jim Scanlan. Game 2 of the series is schedule
BEMIDJI — Red Lake’s quest to repeat as Section 8A champions and return to the Minnesota Class A tournament encountered an early hiccup against eighth-seeded Laporte. The Wildcats tried to frustrate the Warriors in the first half of Thursday’s tournament game at Bemidji State, coming back each and every time Red Lake looked like they would pull away. The Warriors led just 33-21 at halftime. “They worked hard and they didn’t turn over the ball in the first half,” Red Lake head coach Roger White said of the Wildcats.
Depending on what happens this weekend, the Bemidji State men’s hockey team could find itself clinching a home-ice berth for the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs. The Beavers could also find themselves on the outside looking in. Whatever happens, the Beavers will head to Big, Rapids, Mich., for a two-game conference series against Ferris State knowing every win becomes even more important as the season winds down. Faceoff for both games between the Beavers and Bulldogs is scheduled for 6:07 p.m.
Whatever happens this weekend, the Bemidji State women’s hockey team will end the season with a winning record for the first time in program history. BSU (18-15-1) has already set numerous records under first-year head coach Jim Scanlan. But the Beavers want to achieve even more. And they can do that this weekend, when they head to Duluth to take on Minnesota Duluth in their best-of-three WCHA playoff series at AMSOIL Arena. Today’s game is set to faceoff at 2:07 p.m., while Saturday’s is scheduled for 1:07.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The country’s No. 2 team proved to be too much for the Bemidji State men’s basketball team to handle. Augustana, who was the top team in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and the No.
WAYNE, Neb. — For the first 15 minutes of Wednesday night’s Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference playoff game, the Bemidji State women’s basketball team was hanging with No.