Scoring two goals a period and riding a 12-save shutout performance by Savanna Osborn, the Bemidji High girls hockey team remained undefeated in section play with a 6-0 win over St. Cloud Tech at Nymore Arena Saturday. It was a four-point section win for the Jacks as this will be the only time this season the two teams will play. Bemidji remains the only undefeated team in the section. It was a dominating performance that saw the Jacks hold a 36-12 shot advantage.
HOUGHTON, Mich. -- The Bemidji State men's hockey team thought they were in perfect position for a win Saturday night in Houghton, Michigan, facing Michigan Tech. Leading 2-0 entering the third period, the Beavers looked to be in complete control. Never this year had the Beavers lost while leading by two goals entering the final period of play. But it all came crashing down as Tech scored three unanswered goals to steal the 3-2 victory and secure a series sweep over the visiting Beavers. Tech won 4-1 on Friday. BSU coach Tom Serratore was despondent after the tough loss.
The challenges just keep on coming for the Bemidji State men's hockey team. Fresh off a sweep over College Hockey America foe Wayne State, which improved BSU's ranking in the national polls to 16th, the Beavers hit the road to take on another tough foe from the rugged WCHA - Michigan Tech (8-12-2, 5-9-2 WCHA). The series marks the first ever meeting between the two teams. "You know what?" Said BSU head coach Tom Serratore. "This is a good trip for us. I've been excited to play these games since the beginning of the season.
Head coach Tom Serratore said he had a feeling from the start that Saturday night's Bemidji State/Wayne State hockey game was going to be a wild one. The ESP must have really been kicking in, coach. The Beavers came back from a 5-3 second-period deficit to score the last four goals and come away with an emotionally uplifting 7-5 win over visiting Wayne State at The Glas. Things weren't looking at all as the Beavers trailed 5-3 with about eight minutes left in the second period.
After going 10-2-2 in its last 14 games, defeating the eighth ranked team in the county on its home ice and sporting a number 18 ranking nationally, it's safe to say the Bemidji State men's hockey team is excited about the second half of the season. That big second half begins tonight, as the Beavers (10-5-3, 5-2-3 CHA) play host to the Wayne State Warriors (4-14-0, 15-5-0) in a key College Hockey America series. Game time is set for 7:35 p.m. tonight and 7:05 p.m. tomorrow from The Glas. "We are always looking for benchmarks in our program," said BSU head coach Tom Serratore.
The Bemidji State men's hockey team made it Colorado Springs on Thursday. Now there's no telling when the Beavers might return. Gripped in its second major storm of the winter season, central Colorado is battening down the hatches, expecting upwards of another 20 inches of snow. The last storm, shortly before Christmas, closed major airports for three days and stranded thousands of travelers. "The weather here is very ugly," said BSU head coach Tom Serratore, shortly before the Beavers hit the ice at World Arena Thursday afternoon. "We were very lucky to even make it here.
The Bemidji High girls hockey team made a successful debut at the Schwan's Cup in Blaine, topping a tough and rugged Rochester Mayo 3-2. The Jacks rode the strong goaltending of Savannah Osborn and two goals from junior Sara Erickson to advance in the winner's bracket. Olson made 28 saves as Mayo out-shot the Jacks by a wide 30-17 margin. "(Olson) was exceptional in goal," BHS head coach Matt Menne said. "She made some really big stops throughout the game.
Despite being out-shot 39-28, the visiting International Falls boys hockey team rode the strong goaltending of junior Brady Hjelle and notched a 5-1 win over the Bemidji Lumberjacks Tuesday at decrepit Nymore Gardens. Any hockey coach at any level will say that hockey is a game of mistakes and then capitalizing on those mistakes.
The Bemidji State men's hockey team ran its unbeaten streak to nine games and swept league rival Alabama-Huntsville with a 4-2 win Saturday at The Glas. It may have taken 79:20 for bad blood between the two longtime rivals to rise to the surface. But rise it did shortly after the Beavers (9-4-3, 5-2-3 CHA) clinched the win with Travis Winter's empty net goal with 36 seconds remaining. The Beavers got a shot on goal late and then Garrett Roth took a passing swipe at the puck as it was covered by UAH goalie Marc Narduzzi.
The Bemidji State men's hockey team is on a roll. The hope is that it can now last at least one more game. The Beavers extended their unbeaten streak to eight games (6-0-2) with a 3-2 victory over College Hockey America rival Alabama-Huntsville Friday at The Glas. Huntsville (5-11-1, 3-6-0 CHA) scored first, but the Beavers (8-4-3, 4-2-3 CHA) responded with three unanswered goals to take a 3-1 lead into the third period.