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BEMIDJI, Minn. — Although the Bemidji State men's hockey team has, by now, perfected the defensive, grind-it-out win this season, the Beavers on Saturday were ready for slightly less stress. Behind a first-period offensive onslaught — four goals in less than 10 minutes — and another solid performance from junior goaltender Michael Bitzer, the Beavers steamrolled past Northern Michigan, 5-2, to earn the Western Collegiate Hockey Association series sweep Saturday night at the Sanford Center.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — The Bemidji State men's hockey team keeps finding ways to win. After tying and winning in overtime last weekend against Minnesota State in Mankato, the Beavers again found themselves in a close, defensive battle with Northern Michigan on Friday night. This time, though, the Beavers didn't need overtime. BSU scored two-first period goals and those held up as the Beavers beat the Wildcats 2-1 in their Western Collegiate Hockey Association game at the Sanford Center.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—After letting Alaska Anchorage come back and force overtime Friday night, the Bemidji State men's hockey team made darn sure that wasn't going to happen again in Saturday's series finale. In both games, BSU led 1-0 going into the third period. But this time around, the Beavers scored three goals in the third period to finish off the Seawolves in regulation, 4-0, and earn yet another Western Collegiate Hockey Association sweep.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—They let Alaska Anchorage hang around for slightly longer than they would have liked, but the Bemidji State men's hockey team will take the three points. Senior forward Phil Marinaccio finished off a 3-on-1 opportunity with 2 minutes, 55 seconds left in the first overtime period as the Beavers escaped with a 2-1 win over the Seawolves on Friday night at the Sanford Center.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—A big question for the Bemidji State men's hockey team coming into the season was how the team's young defensive corps would respond early in the season. With six of BSU's eight rostered defensemen either freshmen or sophomores, it was a fair query. But for defensemen Brett Beauvais, the fact that there are so many underclassmen on BSU's defense isn't a good indicator of experience. Although Beauvais, as a junior, has the most career games played out of anyone on the BSU roster (75), he doesn't view that as significant.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—A third-period scoring explosion helped Bemidji State shatter Bowling Green's comeback hopes. The Beavers scored three times in the final frame to beat the Falcons 4-1 on Saturday night, finishing off the WCHA sweep by knocking off the league's preseason favorite. "I thought we probably saved our best period of the weekend for last," BSU head coach Tom Serratore said. "It was an important period. The winner of that period is going to win the game. I thought we had really good jump and we caught some breaks."