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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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Note Dame To B1G. More Realignment Coming?

You’ve undoubtedly heard by now: Notre Dame is leaving Hockey East for the Big Ten (in hockey only, in 2017-18). As most things do in the college hockey community, this announcement made the Internet go crazy for about 12 hours last night. It’s a move that makes perfect sense, competitively, geographically and financially, for two of…
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PREGAME WARMUP: UND/BSU, Home And Home Doubleheader Edition

Not a lot of time to blog, so I’ll be brief: It’s a big weekend for both Beaver hockey teams (as you know). And with both teams’ good starts (the women 5-1-0 and the men with the smaller-sample-size 1-0), they’re hosting the (Sundogs/Hawks/NoDaks/Roughriders/North Stars) at the opportune time with some opportunity to pick up some…
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What Does Your Poll Look Like?: 2015-16 WCHA Men’s Hockey Media Poll

Hey there. It’s only September, but it’s officially hockey season. The Bemidji State women start their season this Friday and Saturday at the Sanford Center. I’ll have more on them later this week, but here’s one thing: They started the season ranked No. 9 nationally in the USCHO.com poll. The Beavers finished last season No.…
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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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It’s Huntsville Week! And Other Post-vacation Observations

I’ve returned from my New Years’ vacation to Texas, where the 45 degree weather meant Houstonians were bundled up in parkas (not joking) while I spent much of the week either sick (got an ear infection on Dec. 31!) or walking around in shorts and flip flops while Texans gave me weird looks. Incidentally, that’s…
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WEEKEND RECAP: Sweet Sweep (and Near-sweep) For Beavers

To call it “a pretty solid weekend” for the Bemidji State men’s and women’s hockey teams would be an understatement. The Beaver men’s team swept away Alaska with a big 6-1 win on Friday and a thrilling 4-3 overtime win on Saturday. The women’s team, meanwhile, scored a historic pair of games over No. 1…
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Women’s Roster Released; Expanded Replay Criteria Approved For 2014-15 Season

Just a quick FYI: The BSU women’s team has posted its roster for the 2014-15 season already. Looks like the only significant losses were the six graduating seniors. Also not on the roster this season is D Kenzie Menzak. Menzak, who transferred to BSU from Plattsburgh State, only appeared in two games last season. As for…
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