BEMIDJI, Minn. -- 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.
With just two weeks to go in the regular season, Bemidji State holds a slight two-point edge over Michigan Tech for fourth place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings and the right to host the first round of the WCHA Playoffs, March 2-4. Eight-of-10 league teams enter the weekend with something to play for. The Beavers can shore up fourth place this weekend with at last five points, while the Nanooks, who enter the weekend in seventh place, are playing for their postseason lives as just three points separate sixth place from sitting on the outside of the WCHA playoffs in ninth place.
The Beavers traveled to Fairbanks, Alaska to open play in November and dropped a 4-3, overtime affair but responded with a 3-2 victory in the final to salvage a series split.
Since the series began in 1986, the Beavers own a commanding lead in the all-time series, 11-4-2, with a 6-2-1 mark versus the Nanooks on BSU's home ice.
Opening face off is set for 7:07 p.m. Thursday and again Friday. Tickets for the series are still available and begin at just $12.
Stop by the Sanford Center Box Office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and two hours prior to the opening face off to reserve your spot at this weekend's series.