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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CHRISTMAS THOUGHTS: Where The Beaver Men, Women Team Are At Midseason

It’s almost Christmas. Just to get this out of the way, here’s my favorite Christmas song ever (no joke). OK, now that you know that, let’s get to the task at hand: As the New Year approaches, the Bemidji State men’s and women’s teams are trending in (slightly) different directions. The men are on a…
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Beavers Add Bauman; And Other Recruiting Thoughts

BSU made some more news today when it was announced that they’d landed yet another commitment for the 2014-15 season. Kyle Bauman, a forward from Apopka, Fla., will become, by my count, the 11th recruit to join the Beavers for next season (at least, according to various recruiting websites and sources). Bauman played his junior hockey…
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Random July Updates

Just realized it’s been almost a month since I last posted… I haven’t been great about maintaining this during the summer. Since then, the NHL Draft came and went without any BSU players being selected, both new WCHA commissioners were in town and current BSU forward Brendan Harms was invited to participate in the Jets’s prospect…
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Gilling Hired As Head Coach At Mount Royal

This story came across my news feed a little later but it’s good news for a (now former) Bemidji State assistant coach. Bert Gilling, who has been an assistant for Bemidji State for 15 years, has been hired as head coach at Mount Royal University in Calgary, the schools announced Thursday. See the BSU press…
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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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HOCKEY TIME: Women Split Opening Series; Men’s National Rankings

WOMEN WIN, TIE AT LINDENWOOD The NHL season began Tuesday, but the college hockey season actually started earlier: The Bemidji State women played a series Friday and Saturday at Lindenwood University in Missouri. The Beavers won the first game of the series 3-2 before tying the second game of the series 1-1. Freshman goaltender Brittni Mowat…
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