Maybe the Beavers were due for a clunker of a game ... but don't tell head coach Tom Serratore that. Kyle Reed's goal 48 seconds into overtime gave Ohio State University (6-9-1, 4-5-1-1 CCHA) a 2-1 win over the Bemidji State men's hockey team (11-2-1, 6-0-0 CHA) at the Subway Holiday Classic in Grand Forks Saturday. "You guys better ask the questions because you don't want me to make an opening statement," an obviously perturbed Serratore told a press gathering after the game. "As a coach I think we should be up for every game.
It's amazing what can happen when BSU sophomore defenseman Brad Hunt has some room to shoot. Hunt put his impressive shooting ability on display Saturday with a hat trick and the BSU men's hockey team completed a sweep of College Hockey America rival Alabama-Huntsville 6-3 at The Glas. Junior forward Matt Read added a goal and a pair of assists as the Beavers improved to 10-1-1 overall and 6-0-0 in the CHA. UAH fell to 3-9-0 and 0-4-0 in the CHA, all four losses coming to Bemidji State. "Our big-time players played big time," said BSU head coach Tom Serratore.
It was the most exciting of season openers for the Bemidji State men's hockey team on Oct. 14, 2000. The Beavers had just jumped to the NCAA Division I level the previous year, amid more than a little controversy. The University had been forced into making a move with the athletic department though no choice of its own: The NCAA announced it would be disbanding DII hockey, the division in which the Beavers played. That led to a complicated situation.
There's something about deer hunting that defies description. It makes no sense, yet makes the most sense of all. It has a way of striking a chord that grabs a hunter by the soul and doesn't let go. The 2009 firearms deer hunting season marks the 30-year anniversary of Bullmoose Camp. Yet the camp members, now well into their 50s, are as excited about the upcoming season as they were for their very first hunt. That first season at the shack, in the fall of 1980, provided many bright memories. The shack at the time was a simple 12x16 structure with an 8x8 bedroom addition.
A win is a win is a win ... right? Even though Alabama-Huntsville may have deserved a better fate, the Bemidji State men's hockey team wasn't about to apologize for a 2-1 overtime win over the Chargers Saturday night in Alabama. Junior Matt Read scored both of Bemidji State's goals, the second coming 3:44 into overtime. That was all the Beavers needed to extend their season-opening unbeaten streak to five games (4-0-1). BSU sophomore goalie Dan Bakala also kept his unbeaten streak alive (3-0-1) with a stellar night in net, stopping 29 of 30 UAH shots.
The WCHA has released the new league schedule for the 2010-11 through 2014-15 seasons with Bemidji State featuring what proves to be an exciting opening season at the Bemidji Regional Event Center. The 2010-11 schedule finds the Beavers opening the season Oct. 15-16 against the University of North Dakota. The regular season will conclude March 4 and 5 with a visit from the University of Minnesota. In between, the Beavers will host league games against Minnesota-Duluth (Oct. 29-30), Alaska-Anchorage (Nov. 12-13), Nebraska-Omaha (Dec. 3-4), St. Cloud State (Jan.
Get ready, Bemidji. Our little town is never going to be the same ... The announcement Friday that the Bemidji State men's hockey program has been admitted into the Western Collegiate Hockey Association is an absolutely and positively huge development. Sit back and think about it -- come October of 2010, just little more than one year from now, the Bemidji State men's hockey team will be playing in a brand new, state-of-art facility on the shores of Lake Bemidji.
Following a conference call between Western Collegiate Hockey Association athletic directors and league commissioner Bruce McLeod Wednesday, negotiations regarding the admittance of the University of Nebraska-Omaha to the WCHA will continue. Bemidji State University athletic director Rick Goeb said McLeod would be going back to UNO to present options that the member schools found acceptable. "He's going to present options the WCHA agreed on during the conference call," Goeb said.
Just days after completing an historic run to the 2009 Frozen Four, the Bemidji State men's hockey team experienced another first - losing an underclassmen to the professional ranks. Sophomore goaltender Matt Dalton signed a National Hockey League entry level contract with the Boston Bruins organization Thursday.
The magical ride of the Bemidji State men's hockey team through the NCAA Tournament is over. Miami University defeated the Beavers 4-1 in the first semifinal of the NCAA Frozen Four Thursday at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The loss brought to an end an historic ride for Bemidji State, which was the first No. 16 seed to reach the Frozen Four.