Austin Monteith is a sports reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer. He is an Illinois native and a Butler University graduate. Follow him on Twitter @amonteith92.
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BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State men’s hockey took a 2-1 lead into the third period Saturday night, Dec. 8, but Alabama Huntsville struck back for three goals to erase the deficit and split the Western Collegiate Hockey Association series with a 4-2 win at the Sanford Center. Following a scoreless second period, the Chargers (2-14-0, 2-8-0-0 WCHA) came out swinging in the third.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Minnesota State was unbeaten in Western Collegiate Hockey Association play until the Bemidji State men’s hockey team got the best of the third-ranked Mavericks in a 4-2 win Saturday night, Nov. 24. The victory ended MSU’s seven-game winning streak and also snapped the Beavers’ four-game losing streak.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Bemidji State men’s hockey coach Tom Serratore said after last Saturday’s 4-2 win over Minnesota State that his team’s forward group might be the youngest in the country. When it comes to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association at least, he is right on the money. The Beavers have the greenest forwards of any WCHA team, and it’s not even close. Collectively, BSU’s forwards have played only 523 career games. The next team up on the list is Alaska Anchorage’s 658 career games, which makes them the second-most inexperienced in the WCHA.
The Beavers scored twice early en route to a 4-2 win over No. 3 Minnesota State on Saturday night, Nov. 24, at the Sanford Center. The win snapped BSU’s four-game losing streak, though head coach Tom Serratore said his team has played better recently than they did at the start of the season. “We started the year off 4-1-1, and the last six games now we’re 2-4,” Serratore said. “We have played so much better the last six games than we did the first six games…. I’m really happy the guys got rewarded tonight because they deserved it.”
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Brad Johnson scored a shorthanded goal to level the score in the third period, but Marc Michaelis struck on the power play in the final minutes to lift No. 3 Minnesota State Mankato to a 3-2 win over the Bemidji State men’s hockey team Friday night at the Sanford Center. The Beavers (5-5-1, 3-2-0-0 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) erased a 2-0 deficit thanks to goals from Ethan Somoza and Brad Johnson in the second and third periods, respectively.
ST. CLOUD -- Following Friday’s 2-0 series opener, things went about as differently as possible in Saturday night’s contest between the Bemidji State men’s hockey team and St. Cloud State. Nine different Beavers recorded a point, but BSU fell in a 7-4 goal fest to the No. 2 Huskies who completed the non-conference series sweep at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State men’s hockey team has won five of its first eight games, but it has yet to face an opponent like St. Cloud State. The Huskies (9-1-0, 4-0-0-0 NCHC), ranked No. 2 in this week’s USCHO.com poll, are fresh off a sweep of then-No. 5 Denver. SCSU won by identical scores of 4-3 in the top-five matchup in St. Cloud last weekend.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Zach Driscoll might be more familiar with Bemidji State’s opponent this week than his own team. The Beavers’ sophomore goalie will man the opposite net he occupied two years ago for St. Cloud State as the schools meet in a non-conference series this weekend, Nov. 16-17.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Bemidji State men’s hockey team couldn’t have asked for a much better start Friday night, Nov. 9. The Beavers scored five first-period goals to cruise to an 8-3 non-conference win over Merrimack at the Sanford Center. Nick Cardelli, Dan Billett, Adam Brady and Aaron Miller accounted for the first-period goal haul, with Miller netting two in a row just 44 seconds apart.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Bemidji State men’s hockey team topped Alaska Anchorage, 3-1, Saturday, Nov. 3, to complete the Western Collegiate Hockey Association series sweep and extend its win streak to three. Junior Adam Brady recorded two assists in the contest, and sophomore goaltender Zach Driscoll stopped 24 of 25 shots to earn the win between the pipes for the Beavers (4-1-1, 3-1-0 WCHA) against the Seawolves (1-5-0, 0-4-0 WCHA).