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MEN’S HOCKEY: 3-goal 3rd period powers Bemidji State to split with Wildcats

The Beavers scored three times in the final frame to seal a 4-1 win and a weekend split with Northern Michigan.

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MARQUETTE, Mich. -- The Bemidji State men’s hockey team scored early on Saturday against Northern Michigan. But it wasn’t the biggest goal of the game.

That stretch came in the third period, when the Beavers scored three times to seal a 4-1 win and a weekend split with the Wildcats.

BSU (5-3-2, 3-1-2 CCHA) struck first with Will Magnuson’s goal at 8:23 in the first period, but that was quickly answered by Joey Larson’s goal for NMU (8-6, 4-2 CCHA) at 12:57.

The third period belonged to Bemidji State, though. Will Zmolek gave the Beavers the lead again just 30 seconds into the frame, and Alexander Lundman doubled it up with a score at 12:46 for a 3-1 advantage. Jere Vaisanen sealed BSU’s victory with his goal at 16:06.

Mattias Sholl stopped 25 of 26 shots faced in net to power Bemidji State to triumph, while Northern Michigan’s Beni Halasz finished with 14 saves.

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The Beavers will have a week off before returning to action against North Dakota on Friday, Nov. 25, at the Sanford Center, and Saturday, Nov. 26, in Grand Forks, N.D.

Bemidji State 4, Northern Michigan 1

BSU 1 0 3 -- 4

NMU 1 0 0 -- 1

First period -- 1, BSU GOAL, Magnuson (Looft), 8:23; 2, NMU GOAL, Larson (Papp, Shlaine), 12:57.

Second period -- No scoring.

Third period -- 3, BSU GOAL, Zmolek (Jutting, Roed), 0:30; 4, BSU GOAL, Lundman (Martan), 12:46; 5, BSU GOAL, Vaisanen (Zmolek, Lundman), 16:06.

Saves -- Sholl (BSU) 25; Halasz (NMU) 14.

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