I’m Eighteen: BSU Rankings Roundup (Men’s Hockey! Women’s Hockey! Football!)

In honor of the Sanford Center’s most recent (and not cancelled!) concert last week, it’s fitting that the Bemidji State men’s hockey team’s reintroduction to the USCHO.com top 20 poll for the first time since 2010 comes in at….Eighteen! That’s right. The BSU men’s hockey team is 4-0-0 for the first time since 2005-06, which gave pollsters…
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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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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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Beavs Sign Five Recruits For 2016-17, Plus A Directory Of Future Commits

The Bemidji State men’s hockey team will once again have a large freshman class next season. After signing two recruits (Tommy Muck and Ethan Somoza) the early signing period in November, the Beavers announced Wednesday that five more players have inked National Letters of Intent. That brings BSU’s incoming class to seven — which is the same…
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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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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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