Bemidji State’s Brendan Harms (18) celebrates his goal Friday in the first period of a game against Northern Michigan at the Sanford Center in Bemidji. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)

Beavers Are Top Ten

Ed. Note: The fruits of my Google search for “Letterman hockey top ten” are shown above… For the first time since 2010 (fitting!) the Bemidji State men’s hockey team is back in the USCHO top 10. The Beavers, after a 2-1 win over Northern Michigan Friday and a 5-2 rout on Saturday, leaped up from No.…
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Number 13 Baby: Beavers Keep Moving Up

The Bemidji State men’s hockey team keeps on moving up in the rankings. After their five-point weekend in Mankato, the Beavers have moved up from No. 15 to No. 13 in the USCHO.com poll. Minnesota State, their opponent in both games, dropped to No. 15 (from 11). Most importantly — the Beavers tied (winning in…
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Beaver goalie Michael Bitzer had 22 saves in BSU's 4-1 win over Bowling Green on Saturday at the Sanford Center.

I’m Eighteen: BSU Rankings Roundup (Men’s Hockey! Women’s Hockey! Football!)

In honor of the Sanford Center’s most recent (and not cancelled!) concert last week, it’s fitting that the Bemidji State men’s hockey team’s reintroduction to the USCHO.com top 20 poll for the first time since 2010 comes in at….Eighteen! That’s right. The BSU men’s hockey team is 4-0-0 for the first time since 2005-06, which gave pollsters…
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2016-17 WCHA Media Poll: My Picks

Don’t have a lot of time to write this now, so I’ll just throw this on the blog quickly, but: The WCHA men’s hockey media poll was just released. I compiled it again. It was fun! Really! Here are the results on the Pioneer website. Bowling Green was pretty overwhelmingly the favorite. Bemidji State, meanwhile,…
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New Month, New Updates: Bilic Signs With NWHL, Pedan Leaves For Russia

We’ve turned the page on July and are into August, which means the Bemidji State fall semester is about to start (Aug. 16 is the official first day of classes). Hockey season’s still a little farther out (the women start Sept. 30 with a two-game series at Syracuse) but I have some updates today. Both…
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Olczyk Hired As Men’s Assistant Coach

I’ll have much more on this later, but the BSU men’s team made a bit of a splash today when they hired their new assistant coach to replace Ted Belisle. The team announced that Eddie Olczyk will take over behind the bench this season. Yes, you may recognize that last name. But Olzcyk has credentials…
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Realignment 2016: Will Minnesota State Leave BSU And The WCHA Behind?

Well, here we go again. As you might have heard, the question before our nation today is a dire one: Do we want four more years of relative harmony? Or do we want to blow up the system once again? I’m talking, of course, about the announcement earlier this week that Minnesota State Mankato had formally applied…
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BSU senior John Parker (8) celebrates with Charlie O'Connor and Markus Gerbrandt after scoring against Huntsville on Saturday at the Sanford Center. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)

Summertime Updates: Development Camps, Coaching Vacancy, Women’s Schedule, Golf Outings

Hey all. I’m back from vacation and I realized I haven’t updated the blog in more than a month. My bad. Here’s some stuff you may have missed while you were out catching Pokemon: Three Beavers at NHL Development camps (so far) It’s after the NHL Draft, which means teams are conducting their annual prospect development…
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