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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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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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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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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Beaver Men Release 2016-17 Schedule

After Tuesday’s big announcement about the new playoff format, the WCHA today released its entire composite schedule for 2016-17. And Bemidji State has a similarly-challenging schedule on the docket this time around. Things get started Oct. 7-8 when Bowling Green comes to the Sanford Center. The full schedule is already on BSU’s website. And here’s the…
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Quick Update: R.I.P. FINAL FIVE, Plus Some Links

Hola. So, as you might have heard, the WCHA is set to make a “major business announcement” at 1:05 p.m. today. The email announcing the announcement was super-vauge and didn’t give any information tipping its hand, but some have reported that it will be in relation to a new WCHA playoff structure. (If this new playoff structure…
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Beavers Add Another Recruit (with An Inspiring Story)

Another player has been added to the Beavers’ already-growing incoming recruiting class. Proud to announce that I have committed to play hockey at Bemidji State University. Thanks to everyone for the support! #Beavers — Adam Brady (@adambrady10) May 11, 2016 Brady a 20-year-old from Delhi, Ontario, has had a harder road to college hockey than most.…
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It’s Schedule Release Day!

Not quite the “most wonderful time of the year” but it’s certainly “the most wonderful time of May for a beatwriter who needs content”: It’s schedule release day! This season the WCHA decided to roll out all their schedules — men’s and women’s — at the same time. Not a bad marketing idea. While we…
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