JUST IN: BSU’s Bitzer WCHA Player Of The Year, Serratore Coach Of The Year

Just a quick blog post to get this out there, but the WCHA just announced their individual awards seconds ago. And it turns out the goalie for the league champions — who also happens to be one of the best defensive teams both in the conference and the country — has been named the league’s player of…
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Former Beavs McCormack, Gerbrandt Part Of Hockey History

So, the BSU men’s team was swept by Bowling Green last weekend in the WCHA semifinals. I’m sure you read all about it in the Pioneer. Although the Beavers didn’t finish the job and take the Broadmoor Trophy and the WCHA’s automatic NCAA bid, they finished 22-16-3 and won the MacNaughton Cup. Their first 20-win season…
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Award Tour: Bitzer Named All-WCHA First Team, Mike Richter Award Semifinalist

Lots of award news happened today! First, BSU junior goaltender Michael Bitzer was named a semifinalist for the Mike Richter Award (which is kinda like the Hobey Baker but only for goalies). It’s hard to talk about Bitzer without recycling stuff I’ve already said, but, obviously: He’s been awesome this season, and one of the…
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What If Someone Is Watching Their T.V.?: BSU And The Playoff TV Conundrum

The Bemidji State men’s hockey team plays a first-round playoff series starting tomorrow against Northern Michigan. If you want to watch, you’ll have two options. You can come to the Sanford Center and see it in person — tickets start at $20 — or you can watch it online. A WCHA.tv package will cost you…
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WCHA Playoff Update

Good afternoon. Here’s an update from WCHA playoff-land. A few things have changed after last night’s games. Here are where things stand. The top three seeds, as well as the No. 6 seed, is locked in. Here’s what we have in order: 1. Bemidji State (64 points) – We already knew this a while ago.…
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Back In The Fold, Just In Time For Playoffs

I’m alive, and I’m returning to the fold. Let’s just forget that I’ve been neglecting to update the blog for… um, about three months…. shall we? OK, good. The Beaver men take on Minnesota State Mankato in their regular season finale. For BSU, it’s academic: They’ve already clinched the MacNaughton Cup and the No. 1…
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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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