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BEMIDJI — With two wins over two top 10 teams and a North Star College Cup title to its name, the Bemidji State men’s hockey team looks ready for the season’s home stretch. Now, the Beavers need to keep their level of play high for the final month of the season — especially considering their next two series feature two more top 10 teams, First up is No. 6 Bowling Green this weekend (7:37 p.m. today and 7:07 p.m. Saturday at the Sanford Center). “They know how to win,” BSU head coach Tom Serratore said. “They’re rotating goaltenders, they’re generating offense, they roll four lines.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji High School boys hockey team didn't quite have its 'A' game on Thursday night. That's why, despite leading Section 8AA rival Roseau 2-0 in the second period, BHS would need a spark. "We were average tonight," BHS head coach Wade Chido said. "There was not a lot of cohesiveness on the ice.
BEMIDJI — Clinging to a 3-1 lead late in the third period in the North Star College Cup championship game against No. 1-ranked Minnesota State, Bemidji State’s Markus Gerbrandt pulled down MSU’s Dylan Margonari. The referee immediately signaled for a penalty shot.
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji High School wrestling team hadn’t wrestled in more than a week, but the Lumberjacks got back on the mats with positive results on Tuesday night. BHS beat both Alexandria and Little Falls in a triangular meet at Bemidji High School. “We wrestled very well, all things considered,” BHS head coach Rance Bahr said. “We’ve had some kids missing with injuries and we hadn’t wrestled in a while, so it was good to get back out there.” The Lumberjacks beat Alexandria 42-21 in the early match before edging Little Falls 39-31 in the nightcap.
Late Saturday night and into early Sunday morning, the Bemidji State athletics website went down. Was this the work of some rogue, nefarious hacker? Maybe a disgruntled Alabama Huntsville fan trying to sabotage BSU’s well-being from down south? Not exactly. The Bemidji State men’s hockey team did it.
GRAND FORKS -- North Dakota’s special teams made life difficult for the Bemidji State women’s hockey team Sunday afternoon. UND went on the power play just three times during their WCHA matchup at Ralph Englestad Arena but scored on two of them. Whenever the Beavers went on the power play, UND’s penalty killers didn’t give them an inch. And a few times, UND turned a successful penalty kill into offensive momentum on the other end.
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji State men’s hockey team just put the “North” in “North Star College Cup.” After sitting out of the tournament its inaugural 2013-14 season, the Beavers went to St. Paul this year as heavy underdogs in the four-team competition — they were the only unranked team among the field of four. Instead, BSU played some of its best hockey of the season and knocked off two top-ten teams on consecutive nights to bring the North Star Cup up to Northern Minnesota. The Beavers dominated No.
After the first period of last Saturday’s game at Wisconsin, Erin Deters realized she had already stopped 19 Badger shots. The Bemidji State goaltender, normally a backup to sophomore Brittni Mowat, didn’t know she was going to get near a BSU record that night, but she figured she would be busy. “We got into the locker room and I said, ‘This is going to be a long game,’” Deters said. The redshirt freshman from Sartell stopped 61 shots that night — five shy of BSU’s program record — but the Beavers fell to the Badgers 2-1 in overtime. “Five more shots, who knows what could have happened,” D
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji High School gymnastics team defeated visitors Detroit Lakes on Friday night at the Gym Bin. The Lumberjacks scored 135.025 points while the Lakers had 126.775 points. Johna Jernberg of Detroit Lakes took the all-around title with the score of 34.250 followed by Bemidji senior Katie Bergquist in second place with a score of 32.250. Also placing in the top-five for the Lumberjacks was senior Alyssa Allen in fifth place with a score of 26.450. Allen took first place for Bemidji in the vault and bars, and second place in beams.
BEMIDJI — Cory Ward isn’t from Minnesota, but even the Las Vegas born-and-raised kid knows how big of a deal it is for the Bemidji State men’s hockey team to be involved in the North Star College Cup this weekend. “I’m really excited about it,” the junior forward said. “We haven’t played in a tournament in a long time. We get out of the normal travel and play some teams we haven’t played recently.