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—Jay Dickman was unable to relish his first career hat trick as much as he and his teammates would have liked Saturday. After scoring a pair of first-period goals, Dickman clinched the hat trick and simultaneously gave the Bemidji State men's hockey team a 6-5 lead early in the third period. But Minnesota State scored three unanswered third-period goals to win 8-6 in a back-and-forth game that no one in attendance is likely to forget.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—Fourteen goals, four lead changes and two hat tricks provided one wild and crazy Saturday night, Nov. 11, at the Sanford Center. The Bemidji State men's hockey team scored six goals, yet No. 10 Minnesota State came out with an unforgettable 8-6 win. "That was a player's game tonight," BSU head coach Tom Serratore said. "We don't have many of those games anymore. It was a throwback game. That game was a throwback of the 80s. No question about it."
BEMIDJI, Minn.—Three second-period goals doomed the Bemidji State men's hockey team in a 5-2 Western Collegiate Hockey Association loss to No. 10 Minnesota State Friday night, Nov. 11, at the Sanford Center. Marc Michaelis scored a hat trick for the Mavericks (7-3-1, 5-2-0-0 WCHA), including two goals in the second period. MSU scored three unanswered goals in the frame—on the power play, shorthanded and at even strength.
BEMIDJI—The Western Collegiate Hockey Association's Minnesota rivals will clash in an early-season heavyweight matchup at the Sanford Center this weekend when No. 10 Minnesota State comes to town to take on Bemidji State. "I think this is a huge test for us," junior defenseman Justin Baudry said. "We're aware of how well they're doing to start the season here and we're pumped for the challenge that's gonna come this weekend."
BEMIDJI, Minn.—For Canadian hockey players like Zach Whitecloud, the phone call he received Wednesday, Oct. 25, is what dreams are made of. The Bemidji State defenseman got the call to join Team Canada for a pre-Olympic tournament in Europe, putting him one step closer to donning a Canada sweater for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. "It's every kid's dream growing up in Canada," Whitecloud said. "To represent my nation's flag on a sweater and play for Team Canada is something that I always dreamt of doing but never thought I'd be able to do."
BEMIDJI, Minn.—It took almost two periods for the first puck to go in, but patience paid off for the Bemidji State men's hockey team in a 3-0 win over Ferris State at the Sanford Center on Saturday night, Oct. 28. Dan Billett scored his first goal of the season with 1:28 left in the second period, a tally that would stand as the game-winner. Myles Fitzgerald struck twice in the third period to provide some insurance down the stretch.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—The Bemidji State men's hockey team went the distance to earn its first Western Collegiate Hockey Association points of the season Friday night, Oct. 27, at the Sanford Center. Jay Dickman's shootout goal lifted the Beavers (2-1-2, 0-0-1-1 WCHA) to a 1-0 shootout win over Ferris State after officially playing to a 2-2 tie in the team's first WCHA game of the season.
BEMIDJI—Air Force's hometown Bemidji Lumberjack made sure his name was heard plenty at the Sanford Center this weekend. Bemidji native and Falcons forward Matt Serratore had a hand in each of his team's two first-period goals as No. 20 Air Force defeated the Bemidji State men's hockey team 5-1 Saturday night to secure a series split. First, the junior played a puck to Jordan Himley in the slot for the first goal of the night at the 7:24 mark, returning the favor to Himley who had assisted on Serratore's goal Friday.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—Friday night, Oct. 20, couldn't have gone any better for Bemidji State men's hockey coach Tom Serratore. His son, Air Force forward Matt Serratore, scored the lone goal for the visitors in a 4-1 win for the Beavers at the Sanford Center. "After the game, I was very happy Matt scored a goal," Tom Serratore said between laughs. "If anybody scored, of course, I would have my son get the goal. But I wasn't too pumped up when I saw it obviously being the first goal of the game and we're down a goal."
BEMIDJI, Minn.—Opening night can't come soon enough for Bemidji State. The Beavers men's hockey team will open its MacNaughton Cup title-defense at home Friday night, Oct. 13, to last year's national runner-up Minnesota-Duluth. The 2017-18 season has already begun for most programs in NCAA Division I hockey, but the Beavers are raring to go after the extra bye week.