Beaver Hockey adds local goaltender to 2018-19 incoming class

The Bemidji State University men’s ice hockey team has announced the addition of goaltender Zach Driscoll (Apple Valley, Minn.) bringing its 2018-19 signing class to six. Driscoll has signed the necessary NCAA paperwork and plans to begin his Beaver Hockey career in the fall of 2018.


Green and White Dinner and Auction nets nearly $100,000 for BSU Athletics

More than 400 attendees and 140 Bemidji State University student-athletes gathered at Sanford Center Saturday night for the Green & White Dinner and Auction to Benefit BSU Athletics. Net proceeds from registration, silent and live auction items, as well as other activities, totaled more than $98,000 and included individual donations totaling $32,600 to “Build a Scholarship.”


Bemidji State adds three for 2018-19 men's hockey season

The Bemidji State University men’s ice hockey team has announced the addition of Alex Adams (Grand Rapids, Minn.), Tyler Jubenvill (Gilbert Plains, Manitoba) and Tyler Kirkup (Virden, Manitoba). All three have signed the necessary NCAA paperwork and plan to begin their Beaver Hockey career in the fall of 2018.


Whitecloud makes his NHL debut in Edmonton

Former Bemidji State University defenseman Zach Whitecloud made his National Hockey League debut Thursday with the Vegas Golden Knights in Edmonton. He became the ninth former Beaver to skate in the NHL.


A look back at 2017-18

The 2017-18 Bemidji State men's hockey season may have come to a premature end in the eyes of the Beaver faithful, but making its ninth consecutive appearance in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs and finishing fourth in the league's final standings is nothing to overlook.


Struthers pens ECHL deal with Swamp Rabbits

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, East Coast Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers, have signed former Bemidji State University blueliner Carter Struthers to play out the remainder of the 2017-18 season.


Gerry Fitzgerald extends hockey career with Wild AHL deal

The Iowa Wild, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, has announced that former Bemidji State University forward Gerry Fitzgerald has signed an Amateur Tryout Agreement.


Leo Fitzgerald continues hockey career with ECHL’s Stingrays

The South Carolina Stingrays, East Coast Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Washington Capitols, have announced that former Bemidji State University forward Leo Fitzgerald has signed a contract to play out the remainder of the 2017-18 season.


Whitecloud signs NHL deal with the Vegas Golden Knights

The National Hockey League’s Vegas Golden Knights, and General Manager George McPhee have signed Bemidji State University sophomore defenseman Zach Whitecloud to a three-year, entry-level contract.


Bitzer earns spot as All-WCHA Second Team goaltender

Bemidji State University men’s hockey senior goaltender Michael Bitzer has been selected to the All-Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s Second Team, highlighting the announcement of the WCHA’s 2017-18 postseason awards.


Bitzer extends hockey career to professional ranks

The Idaho Steelheads, East Coast Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, have announced that Bemidji State University’s all-time saves leader Michael Bitzer has signed a contract to play out the remainder of the 2017-18 season.


Bauman inks professional hockey deal with Kings’ organization

The Ontario Reign, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, have announced that former Bemidji State University forward Kyle Bauman has signed a contract to play out the remainder of the 2017-18 season.


Beavers fall short in WCHA quarterfinal, Spare no dramatics

Bemidji State scored three extra attacker goals in the final 88 seconds of play, but simply ran out of time Saturday, dropping game two of its WCHA Playoff best-of-three series to Michigan Tech, 5-4.


Penalty time dooms Bemidji State in game 1 of WCHA quarterfinal

Forced to play its penalty-kill unit for more than half of the third period, Bemidji State saw a one-goal lead evaporate late and dropped a 5-3 decision to Michigan Tech Friday to fall behind 1-0 in the best of three WCHA Playoff quarterfinal round series.


Bemidji State opens 2018 postseason with a best-of-three versus Michigan Tech

The Bemidji State University opens its 2017-18 postseason journey this weekend when it hosts Michigan Tech for a best-of-three Western Collegiate Hockey Association First Round playoff match up. Game times are set for 7:07 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a 5:07 p.m. start Sunday, if needed.


WCHA unveils Jeff Sauer WCHA Championship Trophy

The Western Collegiate Hockey Association today introduce the Jeff Sauer WCHA Championship Trophy, to be awarded each season to the WCHA Postseason Tournament Champion, beginning with the 2018 League playoffs and championship. The award is named in honor of the late Jeff Sauer, who as a player, coach and ambassador was associated with the WCHA for six decades.


Bemidji State preps for the WCHA Playoffs

Bemidji State Men's Hockey Coach Tom Serratore, captain Kyle Bauman and defender Zach Whitecloud preview the Beavers' 2017-18 First Round WCHA Playoff series versus Michigan Tech.


Men’s Hockey Beavers earn 2-2 tie at No. 4/5 Minnesota State; Win shootout

After battling No. 4/5 Minnesota State University, Mankato to a 2-2 tie, Leo Fitzgerald scored a shoot out goal and Michael Bitzer stopped all five of the Mavericks’ attempts to give Bemidji State University an extra point in the standings and an extra dose of pride heading into the WCHA Playoffs next week.


Bitzer becomes Bemidji State's all-time saves leader in 2-1 loss at No. 5 Minnesota State

Senior goaltender Michael Bitzer stopped 31 of the 33 shots he faced Friday in a 2-1 loss at No. 5 Minnesota State Friday. While he wasn't able to lead the Beavers to victory, he became the Bemidji State University Men’s Hockey program’s all-time saves leader.


Bemidji State leads WCHA with 25 Scholar-Athlete honorees

The Bemidji State University women's (12) and men's (13) hockey teams had a league-leading 25 student-athletes named to the 2017-18 Western Collegiate Hockey Association Scholar-Athlete Award list.


Serratore and Brady preview BSU's Minnesota State series

Bemidji State University head men's hockey coach Tom Serratore and sophomore forward Adam Brady preview the Beavers' upcoming series at No. 5 Minnesota State.


Bemidji State wraps up regular season at No. 5 Minnesota State

The Bemidji State University men's hockey team will travels to Mankato, Minn. this weekend for its final road trip of the 2017-18 regular season. The Beavers will battle No. 5 Minnesota State University, Mankato in a two-game Western Collegiate Hockey Association series at the Verizon Center.


Bitzer named WCHA Goaltender of the Week

Bemidji State University goaltender Michael Bitzer has been selected as the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Goaltender of the Week for his role in Beavers’ series victory over the University of Alaska, Feb. 15-16.


Bemidji State's first round WCHA Playoffs on Sale now

The Bemidji State University men’s hockey team defeated the University of Alaska Saturday to lock down the fourth seed in the 2018 Western Collegiate Hockey Association Playoffs at the right to host its first round match up, March 2, 3 and 4, if needed. Tickets for the best-of-three series are available now.


Bemidji State secures home ice for WCHA first wound with 2-1 win

Senior Jordan Heller came through late in the third period to give the Bemidji State University Men's Hockey team the offensive output it needed to secure a 2-1 victory over the University of Alaska and the right to host the first round of the WCHA Playoffs at Sanford Center, March 2-4.


Bitzer named as finalist for Senior CLASS Award

Bemidji State University goaltender Michael Bitzer is one of 10 NCAA Division I student-athletes named as a candidate for the 2017-18 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate hockey.


Combs scores twice, Myles Fitzgerald gets 3-on-3 point in overtime

The Bemidji State University men's hockey team saw the University of Alaska storm back to erase a one-goal lead with 11 seconds left in regulation, but fittingly, Myles Fitzgerald capped "Triplet Night" with a goal in the 3-on-3 overtime to net an extra point in the WCHA standings.


Bemidji State connected to Winter Olympics through South Korea

Former Bemidji State goaltender Matt Dalton is living a dream this week in Pyeongchang, South Korea. One of the greatest goaltenders in Beaver Hockey history will become the sixth former Beaver to skate in the Olympic Games, Thursday when pool play begins.


Serratore and Bitzer preview the BSU-Alaska series

Bemidji State head men's hockey coach Tom Serratore and senior goaltender Michael Bitzer preview the Beavers' final regular-season home series of 2017-18 versus Alaska.


BSU men's hockey hosts Alaska in final regular-season home series

Bemidji State men's hockey (15-11-6; 12-8-4-2 WCHA) returns to Sanford Center for its final regular-season home series of 2017-18 Thursday and Friday as it hosts Alaska (11-17-2; 9-14-1-1 WCHA) for a two-game WCHA set. The Beavers hold down fourth place in the league standings and can clinch a home playoff birth this weekend with at least five points.


Bemidji State forward named WCHA Rookie of the Week

Bemidji State University forward Ethan Somoza has been selected as the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Rookie of the Week for his role in Beavers’ series at Michigan Tech, Feb. 9-10.


Three-goal second period vaults Michigan Tech past BSU

Michigan Tech used a three-goal second period to break a 1-1 deadlock and propel itself past the Bemidji State University men's hockey team Saturday in Houghton, Mich.


Heller scores twice to lead Bemidji State to 4-2 win at Michigan Tech

Senior co-captain Jordan Heller scored two goals and Ethan Somoza added a goal and an assist to lead the Bemidji State University men's hockey team to a 4-2 victory over Michigan Tech Friday in Houghton, Mich.


Serratore, Bauman preview BSU's upcoming series at Michigan Tech

Bemidji State Head Men' Hockey Coach Tom Serratore and captain Kyle Bauman met with the media Tueday to preview the Beavers' upcoming WCHA road series at Michigan Tech and its importance down the stretch.


Bemidji State travels to Michigan Tech with eye on home playoff berth

The Bemidji State University men’s ice hockey team (14-10-6; 11-7-4-2 WCHA) is back on the road Feb. 9-10 as it travels to Michigan Technological University (14-12-5; 10-9-5-2 WCHA). The Beavers, who look to shake a two-game losing skid, and retain the right to host its 2018 WCHA Playoffs first-round series.


Lakers blank Beavers to complete sweep

The Bemidji State men's hockey team held Lake Superior State to 16 shots on goal Friday, but Lakers' goaltender Mareks Mitens turned aside all 36 shots he faced and Max Humitz and Diego Cugliette each scored goals to lead LSSU to a 2-0 victory.


Bemidji State drops series opener to Lake Superior State, 2-0

The Bemidji State University men’s hockey team stumbled out of the gates Friday and found itself playing catch up all night in a 2-0 Western Collegiate Hockey Association loss to Lake Superior State University Friday at Sanford Center.


Serratore and Miller preview the Lake Superior State series

Bemidji State University head men's hockey coach and freshman forward Aaron Miller preview the Beavers' upcoming WCHA series versus Lake Superior State.


Bemidji State returns home to host Lake Superior State

The Bemidji State University men’s ice hockey team (14-8-6; 11-5-4-2 WCHA) returns to Sanford Center for the first time since January 12 and just the second and third games of 2018 this weekend as it hosts Lake Superior State University (6-20-4; 4-15-3-0 WCHA) This weekend.


Special teams play propels Bemidji State to a 5-1 victory at Alabama-Huntsville

The Bemidji State University men’s hockey team netted a pair of power-play goals and it’s penalty-kill unit was a perfect 3-for-3 on the kill, including not allowing a single shot during a five-minute major, to lead the Beavers to a 5-1 victory Saturday at the University of Alabama-Huntsville.


Chargers post 5-1 victory over Beavers

The University of Alabama-Huntsville opened a 4-0 lead before Aaron Miller got Bemidji State University on the board and the Chargers cruised to a 5-1 victory Friday in Huntsville, Ala.


WCHA Partners with Headway Foundation for Concussion Awareness Weekend

The WCHA is proud to partner with the Headway Foundation for a Concussion Awareness Weekend Feb. 2-4, 2018. The goal of the event is to provide a platform for players to unite in creating a positive mental shift in athletes’ approach to concussions. all WCHA Men’s and Women’s League student-athletes will be wearing Headway stickers on their helmets to promote a “New Tough Campaign.”


Bemidji State hockey previews Alabama-Huntsville

Bemidji State head men's hockey coach Tom Serratore and freshman forward Charlie Combs talked to the media Tuesday to preview the Beavers' upcoming road series at Alabama-Huntsville and reflect on the team's recent sweep at Ferris State.


Beavers back on the road to face Alabama-Huntsville

The Bemidji State University men's hockey team hits the road Jan. 26-27 for a two-game WCHA series at the University of Alabama-Huntsville to complete it five-game road swing.


Bemidji State's Bitzer named WCHA Goaltender of the Week

Bemidji State University goaltender Michael Bitzer has been selected as the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Goaltender of the Week for his role in Beavers’ series sweep at Ferris State University, Jan. 19-20.


Men’s Hockey Dickman scores twice in a 4-1 victory at Ferris State

Jay Dickman scored twice, Charlie Combs added a goal and two assists and Adam Brady was credited with three assists as the Bemidji State men’s hockey team earned a 4-1 victory at Ferris State. The victory Saturday helped BSU complete a WCHA series sweep, win its eighth consecutive league game and stretch its WCHA unbeaten streak to 10 conference contests.


Bemidji selected to host Hockey Day in Minnesota 2019

The Minnesota Wild, along with FOX Sports North and Minnesota Hockey, announced today that the city of Bemidji, Minn. will host the 13th Annual Hockey Day Minnesota 2019 presented by Wells Fargo.


Bitzer posts 21st career shutout to lead BSU to 2-0 victory

Senior goaltender Michael Bitzer made stops on all 23 shots he faced to post his 21st career shutout and lead the Bemidji State University men's hockey team to a 2-0 victory at Ferris State University. The blank sheet moved into second place in NCAA Division I hockey history.


Bemidji State rides nine-game league unbeaten streak to road series at Ferris State

The Bemidji State men’s hockey team returns to Western Collegiate Hockey Association play Jan. 19-20 when it travels to Big Rapids, Mich. for a two-game league series at Ferris State. The series will get underway from Ewigleben Ice Arena at 6:07 p.m. (CST) Friday with Saturday’s puck drop set for 6:07 p.m.


Eichstadt leads Bemidji State to a tie at No. 7/8 North Dakota

The Bemidji State University men's hockey team battled back from a pair of one-goal deficits to earn a 2-2 tie with No. 7/8 University of North Dakota Saturday. Playing out of position, junior Dillon Eichstadt drew the Beavers even for good netting the third goal of his career midway through the third period to cap a tremendous final 20 minutes and force overtime.


Strong second period lifts (7/8) North Dakota past Bemidji State

After battling to a 1-1 draw in the first period, the University of North Dakota dominated play in the second netting a pair of goals and out shooting Bemidji State University, 14-7, and stretching its lead to 3-1 en route to a 5-1 victory Friday at Sanford Center in the front half of a non-conference home-and-home series.


Bemidji State/North Dakota series finale televised regionally

When the Bemidji State University and No. 7/8 University of North Dakota men’s hockey teams hit the ice for their non-conference series finale Saturday in Grand Forks, N.D., Bemidji State fans across the region will be able to watch the game live form the comfort of their own living room on Midco Sports Network.


Serratore, Beavers preview upcoming series with North Dakota

Bemidji State University men’s hockey head coach Tom Serratore and senior Michael Bitzer preview the Beavers’ upcoming non-conference home-and-home series with University of North Dakota.


Regional Rivals clash in home-and-home series

The Bemidji State University men’s ice hockey team (11-6-5; 8-4-4-2 WCHA) returns to Sanford Center for its only home game in the month of January Friday as it hosts the University of North Dakota (11-6-5; 6-4-2 NCHC). Unbeaten in their last nine contests (6-0-3), the Beavers seek their first win over the Fighting Hawks since 2014.


Bemidji State’s Bauman and Bitzer earn WCHA honors

Bemidji State University forward Kyle Bauman and goaltender Michael Bitzer have been selected as the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Offensive Player and Goaltender of the Week, respectively, for their roles in Beavers’ series sweep over Lake Superior State University, Jan. 5-6.


Five-goal second period powers Bemidji State to 6-3 win at Lake Superior State

Trailing 2-1 after 20 minutes of play, the Bemidji State University men’s hockey team exploded for five goals in the second period, sparked by a pair of short-handed goals from Kyle Buaman, to complete a Western Collegiate Hockey Association sweep at Lake Superior State University, 6-3, extend its unbeaten streak to nine games and its winning streak to six.


Bitzer posts 20th career shutout in 3-0 win at Lake Superior State

Michael Bitzer turned aside each of the 21 shots he faced to lead the Bemidji State University men's hockey tam to a 3-0 victory at Lake Superior State, Friday.


Bemidji State takes its seven-game unbeaten streak on the road

The Bemidji State University men's hockey team takes its four-game wining and seven-game unbeaten streak on the road this weekend for a two-game series at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.


Serratore looks ahead to Lake Superior State

Bemidji State University head coach Tom Serratore met with the media Tuesday to preview the Beavers' upcoming Western Collegiate Hockey Association series at Lake Superior State and reflect on some of the things that have contributed to BSU's current four-game winning streak and seven-game unbeaten streak.


Beavers use 4-1 victory to complete sweep of Alabama-Huntsville

Bemidji State University men's hockey team used a 4-1 victory over the University of Alabama-Huntsville Saturday to extend its unbeaten streak to seven games (4-0-3) and earn its fourth straight victory.


Beavers open second half of 2017-18 with 3-1 win over Alabama-Huntsville.

Adam Brady scored twice and Zach Whitecloud netted his first goal of the season to lead the Bemidji State University men's hockey team to a 3-1 victory over the University of Alabama-Huntsville, Friday at Sanford Center.


Bemidji State hockey previews Alabama-Huntsville series

Watch Bemidji State head men's hockey coach Tom Serratore and senor captains Kyle Bauman and Gerry Fitzgerald preview the Beavers' upcoming series versus Alabama-Huntsville.


Beavers host the Chargers to wrap the 2017 calendar year

The Bemidji State men’s ice hockey team (7-6-5; 4-4-4-2 WCHA) returns to action this weekend to continue Western Collegiate Hockey Association play as it hosts the University of Alabama-Huntsville (2-6-2; 5-7-2-1 WCHA). Unbeaten in their last five contests (2-0-3), the Beavers’ look to close out the 2017 calendar year riding a string of seven games without a loss.


Bitzer and Dickman earn WCHA honors

Bemidji State University goaltender Michael Bitzer and forward Jay Dickman have been selected as the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Goaltender and Offensive Player of the Week, respectively, for their roles in Beavers’ series sweep over University of Alaska Anchorage, Dec. 15-16.


Bitzer, Beavers blank Seawolves, 4-0, to extend unbeaten streak to five games

Bemidji State scored four times in the final 21:33 of play and goaltender Michael Bitzer turned aside all 20 shots he face to blank Alaska Anchorage, 4-0, and extend its unbeaten streak to five games.


Dickman and Bauman spark 5-1 victory over Alaska-Anchorage

Jay Dickman posted his second hat trick of the season and Kyle Bauman recorded a career-high four assists Friday to lead the Bemidji State University men's hockey team to a 5-1 victory over the University of Alaska-Anchorage.


Winter reiterates importance of playing at home as BSU hosts UAA

Bemidji State Assistant Coach Travis Winter met with the media Tuesday to preview the Beavers' upcoming WCHA series with Alaska-Anchorage and to talk about the importance of playing at home to end the first half of the season.


Beavers look to turn corner versus Seawolves

The Bemidji State men’s hockey team (5-6-5; 2-4-4-2 WCHA) continues WCHA play this weekend as it hosts the University of Alaska-Anchorage (1-11-4; 1-6-3-3 WCHA) to wrap up the first half of the 2017-18 season. With the Beavers seeking their first league win since Nov. 4, the series versus the Seawolves may be just what the doctor ordered. BSU has surrendered just one loss to UAA in the last 17 meetings.


Beavers and Wildcats tie 4-4, NMU takes shootout

Bemidji State and Northern Michigan needed extra time to decide the the outcome of Saturday's series finale. With the score tied 4-4 after 65 minutes of play and a 3-on-3 exhibition period, NMU's Robbie Payne scored on the Wildcats' first shootout attempt and goaltender Mathias Israelsson shut the door on the other end to earn the extra point in the WCHA standings.


Wildcats’ short-handed goal bites Bemidji State in double overtime

In a tie game where open ice was hard to find, Northern Michigan University defender Jordan Klimek broke away from the pack and beat Bemidji State University goaltender Michael Bitzer five hole with 1:58 left to in the second overtime to give the Wildcats an extra point in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings to open the league series.


Beavers return to Sanford Center to host Northern Michigan

The Bemidji State men’s hockey team (5-6-3; 2-4-2-2 WCHA) shifts its focus back to WCHA play this weekend as it hosts Northern Michigan (8-8-0; 6-4-0-0 WCHA). With both teams looking to reverse recent losing stretches, the series could stand as a pivotal moment for both, win or lose.


Beaver Hockey meets with the media

Bemidji State University head men's hockey coach Tom Serratore and forwards Mike Soucier and Aaron Miller met with the media Tuesday to recap the teams recent WCHA series at Bowling Green and its return home to host Northern Michigan.


Beavers escape with extra point after 3-3 draw at Bowling Green

For the third time this season, Jay Dickman scored to earn the Bemidji State men’s hockey team a shootout victory. The Beavers escaped Bowling Green with the extra point in the standings after a 3-3 tie in the series finale.


Bowling Green takes series-opener in final minutes

With the game tied 1-1 after and just over a minute to play, Bowling Green defender Nikko Coffmann scored the first goal of his collegiate career to tilt the game in the Falcons’ favor. Bowling Green would add an empty-net goal late to bring the score to 3-1 and earn its fourth straight victory over Bemidji State Friday in Bowling Green, Ohio.


Beavers return to WCHA play with trip to Bowling Green

The Bemidji State men's hockey team is in Bowling Green, Ohio this weekend for a two-game Western Collegiate Hockey Association series versus the Falcons. Opening face off is set for 6:37 p.m. (CST) Friday and 6:07 p.m. (CST) Saturday.


Serratore, Beavers preview upcoming series at Bowling Green

Bemidji State University men’s hockey head coach Tom Serratore as well as sophomore Jack Burgart and freshman Charlie Combs preview the Beavers’ upcoming Western Collegiate Hockey Association series at Bowling Green State University, Dec. 1-2.


Bemidji State’s Combs named WCHA Rookie of the Week

Bemidji State University forward Charlie Combs has been selected as the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Rookie of the Week for his role in Beavers’ series at Princeton University, Nov. 22 and 24.


Princeton nets final four goals to split series

Jay Dickman scored his team-leading sixth goal of the season to give the Bemidji State men's hockey team an early led, but Princeton netted four unanswered goals to take the non-conference victory, 4-1, and even the series.


Combs and Heller double in 5-3 win at Princeton

Senior Jordan Heller and freshman Charlie Combs each scored twice to lead the Bemidji State University men's hockey team to a 5-3, series-opening victory at Princeton University, Wednesday.


Bemidji State set for rare Wednesday/Friday series at Princeton

After a week off, Bemidji State hits the road for a non-conference series versus Princeton University, Nov. 22 and 24. The Beavers look to stop a pair of trends in the rare Wednesday-Friday series as BSU is coning off a pair of losses to Minnesota State and look to avenge two losses to Princeton a year ago. The series is set for Hobey Baker Arena in Princeton, N.J. with a 7 p.m. (EST) opening face off each night.


Bemidji State adds two for 2018-19 men's hockey season

The Bemidji State University men’s ice hockey team has announced the addition of Nicholas Cardelli (F, Bloomingdale, Ill.) and Darby Gula (D, Steinbach, Manitoba.). Both players have signed the necessary NCAA paperwork and plan to begin their Beaver Hockey careers in the fall of 2018.


Dickman hat trick not enough as Beavers drop series finale, 8-6

Jay Dickman recorded the first hat trick of his collegiate career, but he was matched by Max Coatta and the Bemidji State University men’s hockey team was edged by No. 10/11 Minnesota State University, Mankato in a shoot out, 8-6.


Michaelis hat trick pushes No. 11 Minnesota State past Bemidji State

Locked in a 1-1 after 20 minutes, Minnesota State University, Mankato score three times in the second period to break the tie and pull away with a 5-2, Western Collegiate Hockey Association, series-opening victory over Bemidji State University Friday.


Bemidji State braces for intrastate clash with No. 11 Minnesota State

Bemidji State welcomes one of its most familiar rivals to Sanford Center this weekend as the Beavers host Minnesota State University, Mankato for a WCHA series--the 116th and 117th all-time meetings between the teams.


The Beavers look ahead to Minnesota State

Bemidji State University Men's Hockey head coach Tom Serratore and junior defenseman Justin Baudry spoke to the media Tuesday to preview the Beavers' upcoming WCHA series with No. 10/11 Minnesota State.


Bemidji State’s Gerry Fitzgerald named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week

Bemidji State University forward Gerry Fitzgerald has been selected as the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Offensive Player of the Week for his role in Beavers’ series the University of Alaska, Nov. 3-4.


Power-play unit strikes gold in Alaska

The Bemidji State men’s hockey team got two goals from its power-play unit while its penalty-kill crew was perfect on three appearances Saturday as the Beavers earned 3-2 victory to even WCHA series with the University of Alaska.


Alaska edges Bemidji State 4-3 in overtime to open series

The University of Alaska held an advantage for just over two minutes but the Nanooks found a way to steal a Western Collegiate Hockey Association victory from Bemidji State University in Fairbanks, Alaska late Friday to open a two-game league series, 4-3. Chad Staley scored just 1:24 into overtime to break the tie and hand BSU its first loss in league play.


Beavers travel to Fairbanks for WCHA series with the Nanooks

The Bemidji State men's hockey team takes its 2-0-1-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association record on the road this weekend as it travels to Fairbanks, Alaska for a two-game series versus the University of Alaska.


Bemidji State’s Bitzer named as a candidate for Senior CLASS Award

Bemidji State University forward Michael Bitzer is one of 20 NCAA Division I student-athletes named as a candidate for the 2017-18 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate hockey.


Bitzer earns WCHA Goaltender of the Month honor

Bemidji State University goaltender Michael Bitzer has been selected as the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Goaltender of the Month for his outstanding play during the first month of the Beavers’2017-18 season.


Serratore and Whitecloud preview Alaska series

Bemidji State Head Coach Tom Serratore and sophomore defender Zach Whitecloud talk about the Beavers' upcoming WCHA series at Alaska and Whitecloud playing for Canada in the Karjala Cup in Switzerland and Finland Nov. 8-12.


BSU's Bitzer tabbed WCHA Goaltender of the Week

Bemidji State University goaltender Michael Bitzer has been selected as the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Goaltender of the Week for his role in Beavers’ series victory versus Ferris State University to open the league slate, Oct. 27-28.


Beavers earn series victory over Ferris State

Myles Fitzgerald had two goals and Michael Bitzer stopped all 19 shots he faced to lead Bemidji State University to a 2-0 victory over Ferris State University Saturday at Sanford Center.


Beavers gain shootout victory in WCHA opener

Kyle Bauman had two goals and Jay Dickman sent the Bemidji State University hockey fans home happy as the Beavers tied Ferris State University, 2-2, in the 2017-18 WCHA opener, but earned a shootout victory to gain an extra point in the league standings Friday at Sanford Center.


Whitecloud named to Hockey Canada’s roster

Bemidji State defenseman Zach Whitecloud is among a group of 25 players named to Hockey Canada’s National Team roster for the 2017 Karjala Cup, Nov. 8-12 in Biel, Switzerland and Helsinki, Finland. Hockey Canada General Manager Sean Burke and the team’s management group made the announcement official Thursday.


Bemidji State begins defense of WCHA title

The Bemidji State men’s ice hockey team fficially begins the defense of its 2016-17 WCHA regular season title this weekend when it hosts Ferris State at Sanford Center for a two-game series. The series serves as the Beavers’ first taste of league play this season, while the Bulldogs were swept by Northern Michigan n Big Rapids, Mich., Oct. 13-14 to open WCHA play.


Serratore and Whitecloud preview the Beavers' 2017 WCHA opener versus Ferris State

Bemidji State head coach Tom Serratore and sophomore defender Zach Whitecloud preview the Beavers' upcoming WCHA series opener versus Ferris State.


Air Force Salvages series split with 4-1 victory

The United State Air Force Academy rode a two-goal first period to a 4-1 victory over Bemidji State University Saturday at Sanford Center. The win gave the No. 20 Falcons a series split and stood as the first loss of 2017-18 for the Beavers.


Bauman's Two Goals Rally Beavers Past No. 20 Air Force

Senior Kyle Bauman scored a pair of third period special teams goals to lead the Bemidji State University men's hockey team to a 4-1 non-conference victory over the Air Force Academy Friday at Sanford Center. Bauman scored once on the power play and netted the Beavers' first short-handed goal of the season late in the period to headline the BSU attack.


Beavers rekindle rivalry with Air Force

The Bemidji State men’s hockey team (continues non-conference play this weekend as it welcomes long-time rival Air Force to Sanford Center for a two-game series. The teams, who have a storied history as members of the CHA, have not met since the 2009-10 season.


Serratore, Heller look ahead to Air Force series full of local ties

Bemidji State University Head Men's Hockey Coach Tom Serratore and senior captain Jordan Heller spoke to the media Tuesday to preview the Beavers' upcoming non-conference series versus the Air Force Academy.


BSU's Bitzer named WCHA Goaltender of the Week

Bemidji State University goaltender Michael Bitzer has been selected as the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Goaltender of the Week for his role in Beavers’ home-and-home, non-conference series victory versus No. 9 University of Minnesota Duluth.


Bitzer backstops Beavers to 0-0 tie at No. 9 Minnesota Duluth

Bemidji State University and the University of Minnesota Duluth played 70 minutes and two overtime periods Saturday at AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minn. but each team was held scoreless forcing a shootout exhibition. After a pair of stops by Michael Bitzer, Jay Dickman tilted the game in BSU’s favor with a shootout goal.


Beavers Skate Past No. 9 Bulldogs in 2017-2018 Season Opener

Beavers were trailing by a goal after the first period, but rallied with a goal in the second and four goals in the third period to beat the no. 9 UMD Bulldogs by a score of 5-2.


Beavers welcome (9) Minnesota Duluth to open 2017-18 season

The 2016-17 WCHA regular-season champion Bemidji State men’s ice hockey team (0-0-0; 0-0-0-0 WCHA) opens its 2017-18 season this weekend at Sanford Center. The Beavers host No. 5/9 Minnesota Duluth (1-1-0; 0-0-0-0 NCHC) Friday to kick off a non-conference series before heading to Duluth, Minn. and AMSOIL Arena for the rubber match, Saturday.


The Beavers preview 2017-18 season opener

Bemidji State head coach Tom Serratore and seniors Michael Bitzer and Gerry Fitzgerald met with the media Tuesday to preview the team's 2017-18 season-opening home-and-home series with regional rival Minnesota Duluth.


Bemidji State's Bitzer named to Mike Richter Award Watch List

Bemidji State University Senior Michael Bitzer is one of 20 collegiate goaltenders that has been placed on the 2017-18 Mike Richter Award watch list by Let’s Play Hockey and the Herb Brooks Foundation. It marks the third seaosn the senior has appeared among the top 20.


Bemidji State men’s hockey honored by AHCA for academic success

Twelve members of the Bemidji State Men’s Hockey team team have been selected to the first class of American Hockey Coaches Association “All American Scholars” award. The new initiative honors NCAA Division I men’s hockey players who averaged at least a 3.6 GPA and participated in at least 40-percent of their respective school’s games during the 2016-17 season.


WCHA coaches; media tab Bemidji State second in preseason polls

WCHA coaches, along with the league’s media, have picked the Bemidji State men’s hockey team to finish second in the Mankato Free Press Western Collegiate Hockey Association Coaches’ and UAHHockey.com WCHA Media preseason polls. BSU seniors Michael Bitzer and Gerry Fitzgerald were each recognized as members of the Preseason All-WCHA teams.


Beaver Hockey captains set for 2017-18 season

Kyle Bauman, Jordan Heller, Dillon Eichstadt and Gerry Fitzgerald will serve as the captains of the 2017-18 Bemidji State University men’s ice hockey team. Bauman and Heller will wear the “C” as team captains, while Eichstadt and G. Fitzgerald were named alternate captains.


WCHA.tv single-game and season passes for 2017-18 on sale now

Fans of the men’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association can watch the league and their favorite team, live or on-demand, via WCHA.tv – the Association’s official online streaming platform. In partnership with Stretch Internet, WCHA.tv provides fans with HD broadcasts on multiple platforms, including TV-connected devices via custom apps on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV.


Bemidji State Hockey Select-A-Seat night offers last chance for season tickets

The 2017-18 Bemidji State University hockey season is just over one month away and BSU and the Sanford Center are offering hockey fans one last chance to purchase season tickets, from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 13, before seats are released for single-game ticket sales.


Bemidji State hockey to hold equipment surplus sale Aug. 30

The Bemidji State University men's and women's hockey programs will hold a pre-priced surplus sale in the south concourse of the Sanford Center from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30. New and used equipment will be for sale at a price to move.


Bemidji State men’s hockey players to participate in NHL development camps

Three members of the BSU Men’s Hockey team will lace up their skates this week to participate in NHL development camps. Senior goaltender Michael Bitzer and sophomore defenseman Zach Whitecloud will travel to El Segundo, Calif., for the L.A. Kings’ camp, while BSU newcomer Brendan Harris will participate in his hometown Vegas Golden Knights' inaugural camp.


Students at the center of Bemidji State Athletics new broadcasting agreement

Tracy Dill, director of athletics at Bemidji State University, today announced a new broadcasting partnership with the university’s Department of Integrated Media that will deliver more than 100 Beaver Athletics events to a worldwide audience beginning this fall.


Bitzer and Harms cited for Academic All-America Honors

Michael Bitzer and Brendan Harms became the third and fourth Bemidji State Men's Hockey players to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America Honors. Both student-athletes were selected to the 2016-17 University Division At-Large Second Team.


Bemidji State’s Bitzer and Harms earn Academic All-District nods

Two Bemidji State University men’s hockey players have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America University Division At-Large Academic All-District® First Team. Both Michael Bitzer and Brendan Harms earn recognition for their efforts on the ice and in the classroom.


Bemidji State unveils 2017-18 men’s hockey schedule

Eighteen regular-season home games, eight games versus 2017 NCAA Tournament participants, including a home-and-home series with nation runner up University of Minnesota Duluth, and the return of the Air Force Academy highlight Bemidji State University’s 36-game 2017-18 men’s ice hockey schedule.


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