The Bemidji High boys hockey team turned in a dominating performance against a short handed Detroit Lakes squad Tuesday, winning 6-1 in Nymore. Detroit Lakes dressed only 12 players for the game, including two goalies.
The Minnesota Gopher women's hockey team (21-4-3, 17-4-1 WCHA) continued its late-season roll, stopping Bemidji State 4-1 Saturday at the Glas. The win extended the Gophers' unbeaten streak to 17 games, including six straight wins. Minnesota was ranked fourth nationally in the latest polls. Minnesota came out strong and took a 2-0 first period lead, dominating the period with a 19-5 shot advantage. Defender Michelle Maunu scored first for the Gophers, connecting on a blast from the high slot that BSU goalie Emily Brookshaw appeared to save it, but the puck trickled into the goal.
Bemidji State senior Matt Pope's goal 2:57 into overtime gave the Beavers a thrilling - and improbable - 4-3 victory over visiting Wayne State Saturday night at the John Glas Fieldhouse. The game winner capped a tremendous comeback for the Beavers, who trailed 3-1 with 18 minutes left in the game. A pair of power-play goals tied the count and led to overtime. In the extra five minutes, the Beavers got the puck deep and Blaine Jarvis took control. He made a huge reverse move in the corner, beat two Wayne State defenders, went to the net and attempted a shot while being dragged down.
Ouch. The Bemidji State men's hockey team surrendered a two-goal lead and fell to visiting Wayne State 3-2 Friday night in a College Hockey America men's game at The Glas. Wayne State (8-17-2, 4-7-0 CHA), whose hockey team will be disbanded after the current season, rose up to score three unanswered goals to provide the Beavers (12-12-3, 9-3-3 CHA) with a major wakeup call. "From one extreme to another in just one week," said BSU head coach Tom Serratore, referencing the Beavers' 4-0 win over Robert Morris last Saturday compared to Friday night's loss.
Coming off one of their best series of the season, the Bemidji State men's hockey team looks to cement its hold on first place in College Hockey America this weekend, hosting Wayne State. The Beavers (12-11-3, 9-2-3 CHA) enter the series after dismantling Robert Morris - seen a major contender for the CHA crown -- by taking three of four points. The Beavers and Colonials skated to a 2-2 overtime tie in the series opener before BSU dominated in a 4-0 win Saturday. "It was a great weekend," said Bemidji State coach Tom Serratore.
Most coaches will say the difference between winning and losing comes down to who makes the fewer mistakes. Visiting Alexandria made one fewer Saturday, topping the Bemidji High girls hockey team 3-2 in a well-played contest at Nymore. "They have a very fine hockey team," said BHS assistant coach Keith Huerd. "I have no doubt they will be in the state tournament. It's a high caliber team." The win was the 11th straight for the Cardinals (17-1-2), which have not lost Nov. 23 to Grand Rapids. The Jacks winning streak ended at five games wit hthe loss. The game was close throughout.
Maybe Bemidji State will have something to say concerning who wins the College Hockey America title after all. The Beavers (12-11-3, 9-2-3 CHA) turned in a dominating performance Saturday, shutting out CHA rival Robert Morris 4-0 at The Glas.
It's no secret that in the game of college hockey scoring is at a premium. When the opportunities come, teams better cash in or the missed chances could end up haunting a you. Such was the case for the Bemidji State men's hockey team Friday in skating to a 2-2 overtime tie against Robert Morris in a key College Hockey America series opener at The Glas. For the second straight weekend the Beavers (11-11-3, 8-2-3 CHA) surrendered a lead going into the third period.
The Bemidji State men's hockey can make a major statement this weekend to the rest of College Hockey America. Sweep visiting Robert Morris University and the Beavers will have a major foot up on the regular season title. Because of the unbalanced schedule, the Beavers (11-11-2, 8-2-2 CHA) have played more games then the other top teams in the league.
The Bemidji State foray into the upper echelons of the men's college hockey world proved fruitless as the Beavers fell to Denver University (18-6-0) 4-2 Saturday at Magness Arena. A rash of second period penalties that saw the Beavers (11-11-2) skate a man short for six of eight minutes early in the period seemed to sap the Beavers.