Athletics Hall of Fame

Jim Scanlan

SPORT(S) Men's Ice Hockey
PLAYED AT BSU 1978-82
YEAR INDUCTED 2015
Jim Scanlan of Bemidji was a four-year letter winner for the Bemidji State men’s hockey team. From 1978-82 the BSU team captain was in net 85 times, logging a career record of 62-19-0. He backstopped the Beavers to four consecutive NAIA national tournaments, a pair of national championships in 1979 and 1980, and the 1982 National Collegiate Hockey Association regular-season championship. For his own efforts he was named NAIA All-America in both 1981 and 1982 and was named the 1982 NCHA Player of the Year. Scanlan remains among BSU’s top 10 in several career goaltending categories, including save percentage, goals-against average, saves, minutes, and wins. Only one goaltender in 58 years of Beaver hockey has accumulated more career shutouts than Scanlan’s nine. Scanlan is already enshrined in BSU’s Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the 1978-79 and 1979-80 men’s hockey teams. In 2005-06 he also was named to BSU’s 50 Legends for 50 Years team, honoring him as one of the 50 greatest players from the first 50 seasons of Beaver hockey.
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