BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Bemidji State head coach Tom Serratore spoke to the media during his weekly press conference Tuesday (11/19/13) to preview the Beavers' upcoming WCHA series versus Lake Superior State.
The Beavers and Lakers have met on 43 previous occasions dating back to 1966. The Lakers hold a 23-18-2 lead in the all-time series, which includes 10-8-1 advantage when playing in Bemidji, Minn.
The BSU-LSSU history includes several head-to-head meetings in the national tournament at the small college level. BSU gained NAIA national title in 1968, 1969 and 1970 defeating Lake Superior State in the championship game each time. LSSU also won a national title in 1974 defeating BSU.
Last season the teams met in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Oct. 19-20. The teams split the WCHA series trading shutouts. LSSU won the opener 2-0, while BSU got the best of the Lakers in game two, 5-0.
The series, which continues BSU's current six-game homestand, is set to get underway at 7:37 p.m. Friday, with Saturday's opening faceoff scheduled for 7:07 p.m. at Sanford Center.
Tickets for the series are still available. Visit the Sanford Center Bob Lowth Ford Pickup Window, either Bemidji Lueken's Village Foods location or ticketmaster.com to get yours today.