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, Minn.—A little bit of Lake Bemidji was poured onto the Xcel Energy Center ice Saturday evening, Jan. 20. The cause for the ceremony? Hockey Day Minnesota is coming to Bemidji. The Minnesota Wild and Fox Sports North announced Bemidji will host the 2019 edition of the popular winter event prior to the telecast of Saturday's Wild game in St. Paul.
BIG RAPIDS, Mich.—Michael Bitzer gained sole possession of second place all-time in NCAA history by posting his 21st career shutout Friday night as the Bemidji State men's hockey team defeated Ferris State 2-0 at Ewigleben Ice Arena. The senior goaltender made 23 saves for his 12th win of the season as he improved to 12-6-6.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—A five-minute major and game misconduct is not normally a momentum booster, but it was for the Bemidji State men's hockey team Saturday night, Jan. 13. The Beavers (11-7-6) held No. 7 North Dakota to one goal on the extended power play in the second period and Dillon Eichstadt scored an equalizer in the third to earn a 2-2 tie with the Fighting Hawks (12-6-6) in a non-conference battle at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
BEMIDJI—A goal conceded 18 seconds into the game could have spelled an early end for the Bemidji State men's hockey team. The Beavers scrapped a goal back as the contest remained deadlocked for the first 30 minutes, but Austin Poganski and Nick Jones bagged two goals apiece to give No. 7 North Dakota a 5-1 victory Friday night at a sold-out Sanford Center. The non-conference loss snapped a nine-game unbeaten run and a six-game win streak for BSU. Open ice was not easy to come by in a battle between the two of the top 13 defensive teams in the country.
BEMIDJI—It doesn't get much bigger than this. A regional rivalry will be rekindled Friday, Jan. 12, as the Bemidji State men's hockey team hosts No. 7 North Dakota at the Sanford Center in the first game of a non-conference home-and-home series. "I think every time the week before we play North Dakota there's a little more excitement in the (locker) room," senior forward Kyle Bauman said. "Everyone's trying a little harder in practice maybe. Everyone's just so excited to play them. It's a great rivalry we have between the two teams and we're just really excited."
BEMIDJI, Minn.—Kyle Bauman and Michael Bitzer of the Bemidji State men's hockey team were named Western Collegiate Hockey Association Offensive Player and Goaltender of the Week, respectively, on Monday following the Beavers' weekend sweep of Lake Superior State. Bauman recorded a four-point weekend, scoring twice and assisting on two other goals in the series. Both of the senior's goals Saturday, Jan. 6, came in the second period and were short-handed, including the game-winner, in a 6-3 comeback victory.
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.—A five-goal second period let the Bemidji State men's hockey team overcome an early two-goal deficit to blow past Lake Superior State 6-3 Saturday night, Jan. 6, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Kyle Bauman scored two goals—both short-handed—and assisted on another to lead the Beavers to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association series sweep.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—It's been awhile since the last time the Bemidji State men's hockey team has played away from the Sanford Center. The Beavers will have to get use to the life on the road as they begin 2018 looking to keep their seven-game unbeaten streak (4-0-3) going in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series at Lake Superior State this weekend. Games are slated to start at 6:07 p.m today and Saturday, Jan. 6.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—A three-goal second period propelled the Bemidji State men's hockey team to a 4-1 win and a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series sweep over Alabama Huntsville Saturday night at the Sanford Center. Gerry Fitzgerald recorded three points with a goal and two assists while Zach Whitecloud scored his second goal in as many games in his two-point night.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—A dominant showing in the first two periods lifted the Bemidji State men's hockey team to a 3-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association win over Alabama Huntsville Friday night, Dec. 29, at the Sanford Center. The Beavers (8-6-5, 5-4-2-2 WCHA) controlled the pace of play for the first 40 minutes but it was not until Adam Brady's empty-netter, his second goal of the night, that the game was put out of reach. The win is the third straight for BSU and increases its unbeaten run to six games.