October 04, 20151st2nd3rdFinal
Manitoba0011
Bemidji State3126
Scoring Summary
103:41BSUO'Connor, Charlie (Harms, Brendan , Bauman, Kyle)
104:53BSUSoucier, Mike (Pedan, Ruslan , Dickman, Jay)
118:47BSUHarms, Brendan (Gerbrandt, Markus , Roo, T.J.)
218:22BSUEichstadt, Dillon (Ward, Cory )
305:05BSUFitzgerald, Gerry (Dickman, Jay , McCormack, Graeme)
306:17BSURoo, T.J. (Beauvais, Brett , Gerbrandt, Markus)
318:15MANDylan Kelly (Adam Henry )
Goaltender SummaryMinGAENSv
MANJustin Paulic43:444017
MANDasan Sydora16:16205
BSUBitzer, Michael20:00009
BSUMimmack, Reid19:38003
BSUWilkins, Jesse19:51107
BSUTEAM0:31000
Statistical ComparisonMANBSU
Shots on Goal2028
Power Plays0-31-5
Penalties-Minutes5-104-8
Beavers drop Manitoba, 6-1, in exhibition opener
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Beavers drop Manitoba, 6-1, in exhibition opener

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sanford Center) -- Led by Brendan Harms and T.J. Roo, who each had a goal an assist, the Bemidji State University men's hockey team defeated the University of Manitoba, 6-1, Sunday afternoon at Sanford Center.

Bemidji State needed only 3:41 to light their half of the scoreboard and would not look back, taking a 3-0 lead into the dressing room after 20 minutes of play. Charlie O'Connor was the first Beaver to score, taking a pass from Harms and Kyle Bauman for an even-strength goal. Mike Soucier, a freshman in his first game as a Beaver, beat the UM goaltender 1:12 minutes later to put BUS up 2-0 and Harms netted his second point of the game with 1:13 left in the period.

Fourteen of the 21 skaters dressed for the exhibition found their way to the score sheet, including four of the eight newcomers. The Beavers logged five even-strength goals and converted 1-of-4 power-play chances, a Dillon Eichstadt tally from the top of the slot.

BSU's trio of goaltenders each took 20 minutes in net and combined for 17 saves. Michael Bitzer started the game and made nine saves in the first period to gain the win. Reid Mimmack added three saves in the second, before Jesse Wilkins made his return to the crease after sitting out all of 2014-15 due to injury, posting seven saves and allowed the Bisons' only goal.

Bemidji State will official lift the lid on the 2015-16 campaign Friday when it travels to Duluth, Minn. for a 7:07 p.m. nonconference match up at AMSOIL Arena to open a home-and-home series with the University of Minnesota Duluth. Saturday, the Bulldogs make a return trip to Sanford Center for a 7:07 p.m. game to open the BSU home season.

Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).

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