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WOMEN'S HOCKEY: BSU names captains for 2018-19 season

BEMIDJI -- Melissa Hunt, Emily Bergland and Kiki Radke will captain the Bemidji State women's hockey team during the 2018-19 season, head coach Jim Scanlan announced Tuesday.

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BEMIDJI -- Melissa Hunt, Emily Bergland and Kiki Radke will captain the Bemidji State women's hockey team during the 2018-19 season, head coach Jim Scanlan announced Tuesday.

Hunt, a senior from Hartney, Manitoba, will serve as the team captain and wear the “C” while Bergland and Radke will each wear the “A” as assistant captains.

Hunt has been a consistent member of the Beavers’ defense since her freshman year in 2015-16, missing just three games during her three-year career. She has totaled nine career points (4g-5a) in 106 games and has continuously shut down opponent’s top forwards throughout her career.

Hunt is a two-time WCHA All-Academic Team selection and earned WCHA All-Rookie Team honors in 2015-16.

Bergland, BSU’s returning active points leader, has appeared in 108 career games and has led the Beavers in goals the past two seasons. The Thief River Falls native has tallied 30 goals and 23 assists for 53 career points. The senior has also long been a member of the Beavers’ power play unit, scoring seven power-play goals.

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Bergland is a two-time WCHA Scholar Athlete and WCHA All-Academic Team selection.

Serving as the other assistant captain, Radke enters her third season in Bemidji. The Hastings native totaled six goals and 15 assists for 21 points in 68 career games. During her sophomore season last year, she set career highs in points (12) and assists (9) while scoring two of her three goals on the power play.

Radke is an AHCA Honors All America Scholar recipient and was a WCHA Scholar Athlete and WCHA All-Academic Team selection for the first time in 2017-18.

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