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.┬áMenzak, who transferred to BSU from Plattsburgh State, only appeared in two games last season. As for…
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BSU Releases 2014-15 Men’s Hockey Schedule

Turns out if I’d have waited a day the Bemidji State hockey schedule would’ve been out already. Here’s the link to the full schedule via BSU. Here’s the press release. I’ll have the full schedule below. As I had suspected, the Beavers do indeed take on St. Cloud State and Minnesota in nonconference action. And…
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Piecing Together The 2014-15 Schedule

Apologies for the lack of updates but there hasn’t been much news on the college hockey front, especially related to Bemidji State. Yes, the WCHA hired both a men’s commissioner and a women’s commissioner but there hasn’t been much news specifically related to the Beavers. The BSU women have yet to announce a new head…
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WEEKEND RECAP: BSU Scores Four Against St. Cloud; WCHA Has Rough Showing In First Full Weekend; Shootouts Are Fun?

I’ll have more on this later in the week, but even though the Beavers didn’t pick up a win against St. Cloud State, BSU was happy with their performance against a Huskies team that many expected to roll them before the games last week. The Beavers scored two goals in each game. Unfortunately for the…
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Poll Survivor: WCHA Media And Coaches Poll, Plus My Ballot

With apologies to the Rolling Stones: The Bemidji Pioneer WCHA Preseason Media Poll is complete. I have survived. Find the complete media poll here. Shane Frederick’s Mankato Free Press Coaches Poll can be found here. As expected, Minnesota State was nearly unanimous in both polls. In the media poll, the Mavericks garnered 22 of 25…
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