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GIRLS HOCKEY: Bemidji snaps 34-game drought against Roseau in 3-1 win

The Lumberjacks defeated previously-unbeaten Roseau 3-1 on the road, which snaps the program’s 34-game losing streak to the Rams in a drought that dated back to 2007.

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ROSEAU -- It just continues.

The Bemidji High School girls hockey team extended its season-opening win streak to five games on Tuesday, and this one might just be the most impressive yet.

The Lumberjacks defeated previously-unbeaten Roseau 3-1 on the road, which snaps the program’s 34-game losing streak to the Rams in a drought that dated back to 2007.

BHS also hadn’t won on Roseau’s home ice since 2006, while Bemidji’s red-hot start this year has put the team beyond last season’s win total.

The Rams (3-1) struck just 43 seconds into the contest when Payton Remick lit the lamp, but the Jacks (5-0) rallied from then on out.

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Millie Knott scored off feeds from Sammy Nistler and Bailey Rupp to level the score at 1-1 four minutes later.

In the second period, Kristen McClellan scored at the 4:25 mark for the eventual game-winning goal, with Bella Webb notching the assist. Megan Berg added an insurance tally with her own strike from Rupp at the 11:22 mark of the frame.

That was more than enough for Payton Weidemann in net, who stopped 23 of 24 shots for BHS and protected the lead to the finish line.

Jada Pelowski started and had 13 saves on 16 shots for the Rams, while Madalyn Lisell played the final 20 minutes and went 12-for-12.

Bemidji will try to keep the streak alive at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, with a home game against Warroad at the Bemidji Community Arena.

Bemidji 3, Roseau 1

BHS 1 2 0 -- 3

ROS 1 0 0 -- 1

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First period -- 1, ROS GOAL, Remick (Erickson, Christianson), 0:43; 2, BHS GOAL, Knott (Nistler, Rupp), 5:20.

Second period -- 3, BHS GOAL, McClellan (Webb), 4:25; 4, BHS GOAL, Berg (Rupp), 11:22.

Third period -- No scoring.

Saves -- Weidemann (BHS) 23; Pelowski (ROS) 13; Lisell (ROS) 12.

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