BEMIDJI - Monday was a big day for the Bemidji community. News that Minnesota Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty had included the Bemidji Regional Events Center in the bonding bill was met with a great deal of fanfare ...
Joe Fallon, fresh off his final season at the University of Vermont, has signed a two year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks. A native of Bemidji Fallon, 23, was the Blackhawks sixth round pick (167th overall) in the 2005 NHL entry draft. According to the Blackhawks, Fallon signed a two year contract. No further details were of the contract were made available. Fallon played the last four years for the University of Vermont Catamounts. As a freshman he was named the ECACHL Rookie of the Year after posting a record of 17-10-4 with a1.96 goals against average and a .921 save percentage.
Former Bemidji State University goaltender Matt Climie has signed a one-year professional hockey contract with the Dallas Stars. He will complete the 2007-08 season with the Iowa Stars in Des Moines, Iowa, Dallas' primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League. Complete terms of the agreement were not announced by the organization. An undrafted free agent, it didn't take the former BSU player long to sign a pro contract. After completing his college career Sunday afternoon in the College Hockey America Tournament final Climie agreed to terms with Dallas on Tuesday evening.
Kyle Rogers' power play goal with less than a minute remaining in the second period gave Niagara University a 3-2 win over Bemidji State Sunday at Dwyer Arena in Lewiston, N.Y. The win gave Niagara University the College Hockey America Tournament title and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. There was no scoring in the third period, but enough drama ensued to qualify for a Tony Award. It all started with the Beavers going on the power play with about seven minutes left in the game.
"You say goodbye and I say hello ..." On Saturday in Niagara Falls, N.Y., the Bemidji State men's hockey team said hello to the College Hockey America Tournament final and Wayne State University said goodbye to its men's hockey program. The Beavers (17-15-3) turned in a dominating performance and performed the rare feat of beating a team five times in one year, defeating Wayne State (11-25-2) 4-1 at Dwyer Arena. BSU advances to face Niagara in the final at 1 p.m.
In the handbook of sports clichés the one that goes "it's tough to beat a team three times in a year ..." is near the top. Well, how about five times? That's the task ahead for the Bemidji State men's hockey team as the Beavers begin the College Hockey America playoffs today in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The tournament semifinal brackets are now set as Wayne State shut out Alabama-Huntsville 4-0 Friday in the play in game. That advances WSU to today's opening semifinal against the top seeded Beavers in a 1 p.m. central time start.
The Bemidji State men's hockey team is hoping history repeats itself this weekend ... in more ways than one. The Beavers go in search of the College Hockey America playoff title this weekend in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Tournament action begins tonight as Wayne State and Alabama-Huntsville take part in the play in game. The winner will face top seeded BSU Saturday at 1 p.m. in one semifinal with tourney host and second seed Niagara facing Robert Morris in the second semifinal. The winners will face each other at 2 p.m.
The Bemidji State men's hockey team will hang yet another banner in the rafters of the John Glas Fieldhouse, following the Beavers impressive 2007-8 College Hockey America regular season title. And on Saturday the team starts its quest for another, beginning play in the CHA playoffs. "The season so far from a league standpoint has been most gratifying," said BSU head coach Tom Serratore. "Coming into the season, first and foremost, we wanted to win the regular season league title and hang a banner - especially considering we came up one game short the last two years.
Hang another banner in the rafters of the John Glas Fieldhouse. Locked in a tight 2-2 game after the first period and needing a win to clinch the College Hockey America regular season title, the Bemidji State men's hockey team scored three unanswered goals en route to a 5-3 win over Wayne State Saturday. The victory gave the Beavers the CHA title outright, their third in five years. "It was a nice win," said Bemidji State head coach Tom Serratore. "Any time you win a championship it is gratifying. This may be sweetest of the three we've won.
One down, the hard way, and one to go. BSU defender Riley Weselowski's goal with just over six minutes remaining propelled Bemidji State to a 7-5 victory over visiting Wayne State (9-22-2, 5-12-0 CHA) Friday at The Glas. The Beavers, 12-4-3 in league play for 27 points, can clinch the College Hockey America title outright and a first place seed in the CHA Tournament, with a victory tonight.