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MEN’S HOCKEY: Bemidji State announces leadership group for 2022-23 season

Bemidji State men’s hockey head coach Tom Serratore announced on Thursday the Beavers’ leadership group for the 2022-23 season.

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The Beavers celebrate with goalie Mattias Sholl (30) after defeating Bowling Green 3-1 in a CCHA quarterfinal game on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at the Sanford Center.
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BEMIDJI – Bemidji State men’s hockey head coach Tom Serratore announced on Thursday the Beavers’ leadership group for the 2022-23 season. Ross Armour and Kyle Looft were named team captains, while Elias Rosén and Will Zmolek will serve as alternate captains.

“Ross, Kyle, Will and Elias have all played regularly since their freshman year,” Serratore said in a release. “They’re high-character people who know how to lead on and off the ice. Our team is in great hands with these four guiding our leadership group.”

The new leadership group continues a tradition of Beaver captains dating back to the 1947-48 season and the program’s first captain, Ed Johnson. Armour and Looft will be the 61st and 62nd captains in BSU history. The captains are voted on by returning players.

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Bemidji State senior Ross Armour (17) skates with the puck in the first period against Minnesota State on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at the Sanford Center. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)

Armour, a fifth-year forward, was named a captain for the first time. He recorded 16 points during the 2021-22 season with eight goals and eight assists. Looft, also a first-time captain, enters his fourth year firmly entrenched as one of Bemidji State’s top four defensemen. He posted a career-high eight points in 2021-22 while playing in all 39 games.

Zmolek appeared in 38 of 39 games last season, spending the majority of the year in the top defensive pairing with Rosén and posting 15 points (five goals, 10 assists). Rosén was named First-Team All-CCHA in 2021-22 and led BSU’s defensemen with 26 points (seven goals, 19 assists), which was fourth-best among all Beaver skaters.

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Bemidji State begins the 2022-23 season with a nonconference series against Arizona State on Oct. 7-8 at the Sanford Center.

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