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MEN’S HOCKEY: Bemidji State drops opener to Michigan Tech, falls under .500

The defeat drops the Beavers to 13-14 (11-8 CCHA), while the Huskies improved to 13-8-1 (10-5 CCHA). The two teams will match up again at 5:07 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, in Houghton.

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Bemidji State Beavers

HOUGHTON, Mich – The Bemidji State men’s hockey team lost its fourth straight game on Friday night in Houghton, Mich. The Beavers could not keep up with Michigan Tech and lost 5-2.

The Huskies took the lead in the first period with goals by Logan Ganie at 14:01 and Eric Gotz at 14:41. Lukas Sillinger had a late counter for BSU at 19:59, sending the Beavers into the break down just one.

But MTU added to the lead in the second period, as Brian Halonen scored at 8:25 to make it 3-1.

Sillinger scored again at 1:14 in the third to halve the difference, but Michigan Tech answered yet again. First, Colin Swoyer scored on the power play at 5:38 to double the deficit. Then, the knockout blow – Halonen’s second at 18:28 to seal the game.

Blake Pietila flummoxed BSU all night and finished with 32 saves to earn the win. Mattias Sholl collected 21 saves for Bemidji State and took the loss.

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The defeat drops the Beavers to 13-14 (11-8 CCHA), while the Huskies improved to 13-8-1 (10-5 CCHA). The two teams will match up again at 5:07 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, in Houghton.

Michigan Tech 5, Bemidji State 2

BSU 1 0 1 -- 2

MTU 2 1 2 -- 5

First period -- 1, MTU GOAL, Ganie (Mosley, Nardella), 14:01; 2, MTU GOAL, Gotz (Halonen, Parrottino), 14:41; 3, BSU GOAL, L. Sillinger (unassisted), 19:59.

Second period -- 4, MTU GOAL, Halonen (Parrottino, Bliss), 8:25.

Third period -- 5, BSU GOAL, L. Sillinger (Martin, O. Sillinger), 1:14; 6, MTU GOAL, Swoyer (Gotz, Bliss), 5:38, PP; 7, MTU GOAL, Halonen (Parrottino), 18:28, PP, EN.

Saves -- Sholl (BSU) 21; Pietila (MTU) 32.

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