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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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 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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