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October 2014 -- e-Newsletter of Bemidji State University Athletics 

 
From the B-Club
bowenbucky   Randy Bowen and Bucky
  

 
Greetings, Beaver Nation! My name is Randy Bowen, and as a part of BSU's recent Homecoming weekend, I took over the reins as Alumni B-Club president. I graduated from BSU in 1973 and live in Duluth. While at Bemidji State I played football for Coach Jim Malmquist. Having recently retired from a career in education, I am excited to accept this responsibility.
    For the past three years our B-Club has been led by Joan Campbell Anderson (BSU ’76).  We are very appreciative that Joan stepped forward to get our club off to a successful start. Thanks, Joan!  
    As we find our way as an organization, we are definitely gaining momentum with our athletic alumni and current athletes. As we move forward, we will continue to advance the goals of the Alumni B-Club:
  1. Improve communication with and engagement of our athletic alumni.
  2. Support our current athletes and athletic programs.
  3. Recognize athletic alumni who have made significant contributions to BSU Athletic programs.
Thank you for joining me in this effort.
 
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North Star College Cup tickets help BSU
North Star College Cup Logo (final)
 
Join hockey fans from across the region at Xcel Energy Center Jan. 23-24 for the 2015 North Star College Cup. This year BSU, Minnesota, Minnesota State and Minnesota Duluth will compete for college hockey bragging rights and the coveted North Star College Cup traveling trophy. BSU will face Minnesota Duluth to open the event at 4 p.m. Jan. 23, with Minnesota and Minnesota State to follow at 7 p.m. Friday's outcomes will determine Saturday's pairings and game times.

Beaver Hockey fans will make Patrick McGovern's Pub a home base for pre- and post-game gatherings.

Four-session ticket packages are just $80 and are available until Nov. 15 by calling Tony at (218) 441-4018. Your purchase will directly support BSU.
[read more][print order form]
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BSU well-represented in the NHL
 readhuntnhl72   Matt Read and Brad Hunt
 
When the National Hockey League’s 2014-15 season got underway, Bemidji State was represented. Former BSU forward Matt Read (2007-11) began his fourth season with the Philadelphia Flyers and defenseman Brad Hunt (2008-12) found a place on the Edmonton Oilers' roster after just three games a year ago.
[read more] [oilers.com] [flyers.com]
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Basketball shifts to Sanford Center
 SanfordCenterExt_0114   Sanford Center
 
Bemidji State's home for hockey will undergo a transformation Jan. 16-17. Crews will exchange ice for hardcourt, and the Bemidji State men's and women's basketball teams will take over Sanford Center as they host Minnesota State University, Mankato and Concordia University-St. Paul for a weekend of NSIC action. Tickets for the special event are avaiallbe now and can be purchased in advance by visiting the Sanford Center box office or calling Tony at (218) 441-4018.
[read more] [Sanford Center] [ticketmaster.com]
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Mark your calendars for the Hall of Fame
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 2015 inductees
Bemidji State will induct six individuals and one team into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Feb. 21, as part of the University’s Alumni B-Club/Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend. This year's induction class includes Ron Bornetun 1976-80, Bruce Ecklund 1980-83, Jim Scanlan 1978-82 and Kim (Babula) Zerr 1983-87 who will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. The newest selection for the Alumni Coaching Achievement Award is Gail (Hecimovich) Nucech 1967-69, and the 2015 John S. Glas Honorary Letter Winner is Joe Dunn. Click the links below to make arrangements to be here for all the festivities.
[read more] [more info] [hotel block info]
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Attend upcoming fall Fac/Staff events
BSUBeaver2008web
  
The Department of Athletics would like to extend an invitation for all Bemidji State and Northwest Technical College faculty and staff to join us as our guests at the following events:
  • Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. to see the BSU football team "Battle for the Axe” against Minnesota State University Moorhead.
 
  • Nov. 21 for a BSU basketball doubleheader against Mayville State University. The women's game begins at 6 p.m., with the men's game following at approximately 8 p.m.

All BSU and NTC faculty and staff will receive free admission for themselves and one guest when presenting a valid BSU or NTC ID at the gates.
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Mowat named player of the week
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  Brittni Mowat 
Bemidji State University goaltender Brittni Mowat has been named the WCHA Women’s Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Beavers to a five-point weekend at No. 1 University of Minnesota Oct. 31-Nov. 1.
    Mowat made 83 saves and allowed just one goal in two starts as the Beavers took the series opener in a shootout and shut out the Gophers, 1-0 in the finale to take the series. The Glenboro, Man. native is 3-2-1 this season with an 1.81 goals against average and .943 save percentage.
[read more]
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Five Beavers named soccer All-NSIC
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  2014 All-NSIC picks
Bemidji State's Sarah Stram, Abby Nyquist, Christine Szurek, Raquel Thelen and Bayley Ertl have been selected for All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference honors.  Stram was named First Team All-NSIC, while Nyquist, Szurek and Thelen collected third team honors and Ertl was named to the All-NSIC Honorable Mention team. The Beavers, who earned thier sixth consecutive berth in the NSIC Tournament, were eliminated from the event by top-seeded Minnesota State University, Mankato, 1-0.
[read more]
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Make plans for the WCHA Final Five
2wcha_DU_0011  Xcel Energy Center
The WCHA Final Five returns to Xcel Energy Center March 20-12. Make plans to be in St. Paul to support the Beavers as they battle for the Broadmoor Trophy and a berth into the NCAA Tournament. Ticket packages are available for $69 by calling (218) 755-2941. Call now and get them while they last.
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Arentz gains WCHA recognition
arentz_15MIH_UA_11-1-14_72-6  Nate Arentz
Nate Arentz has been selected as the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after leading the BSU scoring attack with three goals, including a game-winner, and two assists in a league-opening series sweep of Alaska, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The Beavers return to Sanford Center Nov. 14-15 to host Michigan Tech.
[read more] [BSU hockey tickets]
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Lutes picked NSIC for preseason honor
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  Brock Lutes
Following a stellar junior season, Bemidji State guard Brock Lutes has been selected as the 2014-15 NSIC Men’s Basketball North Division Preseason Player of the Year. Lutes and the Beavers officially get the season underway Nov. 14 against Crown College when they kick off a seven-game homestand.
[read more]
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Student-athletes get in Christmas spirit
 
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  Capitol Christmas tree  
One of the country’s most famous Christmas trees was packaged at Bemidji State in preparation for its journey to the U.S. Capitol  in Washington, D.C., and BSU student-athlete volunteers took part in the effort.
    The tree, which was cut from Minnesota’s Chippewa National Forest, spent three days in the John Glas Fieldhouse, where it was packaged before departing for the Capitol on Nov. 3.
[follow the tree to DC]
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In this issue:


From the B-Club
North Star College Cup tickets
Beavers in the NHL
Hoops at Sanford Center
2015 Hall of Fame
Fac/Staff events
Mowatt leads BSU past Gophers
Soccer All-NSIC
Final Five tickets
Arentz WCHA Player of the Week
Lutes named player of the year
BSU gets early taste of Christmas

 

Upcoming events:

BSU's HOME athletic events only

November
8 -- MSU Moorhead (fb)
14 -- North Dakota (wih)
14 -- Crown College (mbb)
14 -- Michigan Tech (mih)
15 -- Northern State (fb)
        (Senior Day)
15 -- North Dakota (wih)
15 -- Michigan Tech (mih)
18 -- Northland College (wbb)
21 -- Mayville State (wbb)
21 -- Mayville State (wbb)
22 -- Viterbo (mbb)
25 -- Minnesota Morris (mbb)
28 -- Minnesota Duluth (wih)
28 -- St. Cloud State (mih)
29 -- Minnesota Crookston (wbb)
29 -- Minnesota Duluth (wih)
29 -- Minnesota Crookston (mbb)
29 -- St. Cloud State (mih)

December
3 -- Pursuit of Excellence (wih)
5 -- Beaver Pride Luncheon
5 -- St. Cloud State (wbb) (mbb)
5 -- Minnesota State (wih)
6 -- Minnesota Duluth (wbb) (mbb)
6 -- Minnesota State (wih)
12 -- Northern Michigan (mih)
13 -- Northern Michigan (mih)
19 -- Ohio State (wih)
20 -- Ohio State (wih)

January
2 -- Minot State (wbb) (mbb)
3 -- U-Mary (wbb) (mbb)
9 -- Beaver Pride Luncheon
9 -- Alabama Huntsville (mih)
10 --  Alabama Huntsville (mih)
16 -- Minnesota State (wbb) (mbb)
16 -- BSU Multi (tf)
17 -- Super 8 (tf)
17 -- Concordia-SP (wbb)(mbb)
30 -- Beaver Pride Luncheon
30 -- Bowling Green (mih)
31 -- Bowling Green (mih)

 

Save the date:


Jan. 16-17 -- BSU basketball at Sanford Centrer

Jan. 23-24 -- North Star College Cup

Feb. 14 -- 7th Annual Knife River Materials Hardwater Classic Ice Fishing Tournament

Feb. 20-22 -- B-Club/Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend
 

For the complete Bemidji State Athletics calendar, visit the BSUBeavers.com composite schedule

For more BSU campus events, please visit the
University Calendar


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Athletics Beaver Pride Luncheon Walnut Hall; Bemidji, Minn.
Nov 14, 12:00 p.m.
W Ice Hockey (RV) North Dakota 1 Bemidji, Minn.
Nov 14, 12:00 p.m. Bemidji State 4
W Basketball Bemidji State 65 St. Paul, Minn.
Nov 14, 12:00 p.m. Fort Hays State (Kan.) 71
M Basketball Crown College 60 Bemidji, Minn.
Nov 14, 12:00 p.m. Bemidji State 100
M Ice Hockey (5) Michigan Tech 2 Bemidji, Minn.
Nov 14, 12:00 p.m. Bemidji State 1
Football Northern State (Senior Day) 48 Bemidji, Minn.
Nov 15, 12:00 p.m. Bemidji State 41
W Ice Hockey (RV) North Dakota 1 Bemidji, Minn.
Nov 15, 12:00 p.m. Bemidji State 2
W Basketball Bemidji State 56 St. Paul, Minn.
Nov 15, 12:00 p.m. (24) Pittsburg State (Kan.) 75
M Ice Hockey (5) Michigan Tech 4 Bemidji, Minn.
Nov 15, 12:00 p.m. Bemidji State 2
W Basketball Northland College 34 Bemidji, Minn.
Nov 18, 12:00 p.m. Bemidji State 97
W Basketball Mayville State 76 Bemidji, Minn.
Nov 21, 12:00 p.m. Bemidji State 82
M Ice Hockey Bemidji State 1 Bowling Green, Ohio
Nov 21, 12:00 p.m. (RV) Bowling Green 3
M Basketball Mayville State Bemidji, Minn.
Nov 21, 8:00 p.m. Bemidji State
Cross Country NCAA Central Regional Championship Wayne, Neb.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m.
M Basketball Viterbo University Bemidji, Minn.
Nov 22, 6:00 p.m. Bemidji State
M Ice Hockey Bemidji State Bowling Green, Ohio
Nov 22, 6:07 p.m. (RV) Bowling Green
M Basketball Minnesota Morris Bemidji, Minn.
Nov 25, 7:00 p.m. Bemidji State
W Ice Hockey (10) Minnesota Duluth Bemidji, Minn.
Nov 28, 2:07 p.m. Bemidji State
M Ice Hockey St. Cloud State (Sponsored by Thrivent Financial) Bemidji, Minn.
Nov 28, 7:37 p.m. Bemidji State
W Basketball Minnesota Crookston Bemidji, Minn.
Nov 29, 2:00 p.m. Bemidji State
W Ice Hockey (10) Minnesota Duluth Bemidji, Minn.
Nov 29, 2:07 p.m. Bemidji State
M Basketball Minnesota Crookston Bemidji, Minn.
Nov 29, 4:00 p.m. Bemidji State
M Ice Hockey St. Cloud State (Sponsored by Thrivent Financial) Bemidji, Minn.
Nov 29, 7:07 p.m. Bemidji State
W Ice Hockey Pursuit of Excellence (Exh.) Bemidji, Minn.
Dec 3, 7:07 p.m. Bemidji State
Athletics Beaver Pride Luncheon Walnut Hall; Bemidji, Minn.
Dec 5, 12:00 p.m.
Track & Field CSS Multi Duluth, Minn.
Dec 5, 5:00 p.m.
W Basketball St. Cloud State Bemidji, Minn.
Dec 5, 6:00 p.m. Bemidji State
W Ice Hockey Minnesota State Bemidji, Minn.
Dec 5, 7:07 p.m. Bemidji State
M Basketball St. Cloud State Bemidji, Minn.
Dec 5, 8:00 p.m. Bemidji State
M Ice Hockey Bemidji State Anchorage, Alaska
Dec 5, 10:07 p.m. Alaska Anchorage
Cross Country NCAA National Championship Louisville, Ky.
Dec 6, 10:00 a.m.
Track & Field The Opener Duluth, Minn.
Dec 6, 12:00 p.m.
W Basketball Minnesota Duluth Bemidji, Minn.
Dec 6, 4:00 p.m. Bemidji State
W Ice Hockey Minnesota State Bemidji, Minn.
Dec 6, 4:07 p.m. Bemidji State
M Basketball Minnesota Duluth Bemidji, Minn.
Dec 6, 6:00 p.m. Bemidji State
M Ice Hockey Bemidji State Anchorage, Alaska
Dec 6, 7:07 p.m. Alaska Anchorage
W Basketball Bemidji State Sioux Falls, S.D.
Dec 12, 6:00 p.m. Augustana
W Ice Hockey Bemidji State St. Cloud, Minn.
Dec 12, 7:07 p.m. St. Cloud State
M Ice Hockey Northern Michigan Bemidji, Minn.
Dec 12, 7:37 p.m. Bemidji State