MEN’S HOCKEY: Bemidji State tames St. Thomas in first meeting
The Bemidji State men’s hockey team handled new Division I member St. Thomas in the two teams’ first CCHA meeting in St. Paul.
ST. PAUL -- The Bemidji State men’s hockey team handled new Division I member St. Thomas in the two teams’ first CCHA meeting in St. Paul, scoring the first four goals of the night and winning 5-2.
Newly minted national player of the month Owen Sillinger scored at 12:30 in the first period to get the Beavers on the board before Alex Ierullo put them up 2-0 at 11:47 into the second period.
Sam Solensky got in on the action with two goals for BSU to build a 4-0 lead by the opening minutes of the third period. From there, the Beavers cruised to the finish, with Tyler Jubenvill adding their final score, an empty-netter, at 17:52.
Gavin Enright started in goal for Bemidji State and recorded 18 saves to earn his fourth win of the season.
BSU (9-6, 7-2 CCHA) returns to the ice at 7:07 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, for the finale at St. Thomas (1-16, 1-10 CCHA).
Bemidji State 5, St. Thomas 2
BSU 1 2 2 -- 5
UST 0 0 2 -- 2
First period -- 1, BSU GOAL, O. Sillinger (Martin, Ierullo), 12:30.
Second period -- 2, BSU GOAL, Ierullo (O. Sillinger), 11:47; 3, BSU GOAL, Solensky (Myers), 15:45.
Third period -- 4, BSU GOAL, Solensky (Jouppi, Myers), 2:41; 5, UST GOAL, Renlund (Loven, Manning), 16:14; 6, BSU GOAL, Jubenvill (Martin), 17:52, EN; 7, UST GOAL, Swanson (Piechowski, Gauer), 19:08.