|December 01, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||02:44||MTU||Alex Smith (Tyler Rockwell )|
|1||17:32||MTU||Tommy Parrottino (Thomas Beretta , Greyson Reitmeier)|
|2||09:07||MTU||Dylan Steman (Gavin Gould )|
|2||09:31||MTU||Alec Broetzman (Tyler Rockwell , Seamus Donohue)|
|2||12:16||MTU||Alex Smith (Brian Halonen , Eric Gotz)|
|2||14:14||MTU||Thomas Beretta (Keegan Ford , Alec Broetzman)|
|3||12:49||MTU||Dylan Steman (TJ Polglaze , Seamus Donohue)|
|3||16:06||BSU||Sillinger, Owen (Armour, Ross , Eichstadt, Dillon)|
|Shots on Goal||28||33|
HOUGHTON, Mich. (McInnes Arena) -- Dylan Steman and Alex Smith each scored twice to lead the Michigan Tech Huskies to a 7-2 victory over Bemidji State Saturday in the series finale in Houghton, Mich.
Already holding a 2-0 lead with goals from Smith and Tommy Parrottino, the Huskies out shot the Beavers 21-2 in the second period and scored four goals in the final 11 minutes of the frame to put the game out of each for the Beavers. Steman lit the lamp at the 9:07 mark. Twenty-four seconds later Alex Broetzman scored MTU's fourth goal ending Zach Driscoll's night in net for the Beavers. Smith added his second of the game at the 12:16 mark before Thomas Beretta competed the four-goal period with a power-play marker at the 14:14 point.
Bemidji State pushed back in the third period. Buoyed by four power-play chances during the final 20 minutes, BSU out shot MTU 19-7. Nick Cardelli got the Beavers on the board with an unassisted goal at the 7:11 mark. After Steman netted a short-handed goal for the Huskies at the 12:49 mark, Owen Sillinger posted his fourth goal of the season with help from Ross Armour and Dillon Eichstadt.
Unfortunately, the Beavers were too far back and ran out of time falling to 6-6-2 on the season and 4-3-1-0 in Western Collegiate Hockey Association play.
Michigan Tech won special teams play, going 1-for-4 on the power-play, while holding BSU without a power-play goal on five opportunities and netting a short-handed goal.
Driscoll was the goaltender of record for the Beavers, taking the loss after allowing four goals and making 14 stops in 29:31. He moves to 3-2-1 on the year. Henry Johnson made 12 saves and allowed three goals in 30:18 of action in relief.
The Beavers return to Sanford Center Dec. 7-8 to host the University of Alabama-Huntsville to open a four-game homestand. The puck will drop at 7:07 p.m. Friday and again Saturday. Tickets are still available and begin at just $12. Visit the Sanford Center Box Office from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday for more details.
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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).