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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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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March Madness For Bemidji Hockey Teams

Hey there, I’l still alive. Lots has happened since the last update (BSU won the North Star College Cup), but here’s the simple update: -The Beaver men’s team hosts Minnesota State this weekend in their regular season finale. Lots is on the line for both teams: Fore the Beavers, it’s a home ice slot. For…
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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 GAMEDAY: Game 17, BSU Vs. Northern Michigan

Bemidji State is back home for the final two games of the season before the holiday break. They’re welcoming the Northern Michigan Wildcats, who are normally stout on defense behind goaltender Mathias Dahlström but last weekend gave up 10 goals against Bowling Green. Here’s my preview of tonight’s game, as seen in today’s Pioneer. I focused…
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WEEKEND RECAP: Women Make The Top 10, Men Swept By Another Top 10 Team

Apologies for the two-week blog hiatus. Reports of my demise (and that of the Beaver Blog) have been greatly exaggerated. Also false: Reports of the BSU women’s hockey team’s demise. For the first time since 2012, the Bemidji State women’s hockey team is ranked in the top 10. In the latest USCHO.com poll, the Beavers are…
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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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