BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Bemidji State University continues Western Collegiate Hockey Association play this weekend as returns to Sanford Center to host the University of Alabama-Huntsville in a two-game series. Watch Head Coach Tom Serratore and senior captain Justin Baudry and reflect on the teams Nov. 30-Dec. 1 weekend series versus Michigan Tech.
The Bemidji State/Alabama-Huntsville rivalry got its start March 11, 1994. The Beavers hold a 50-31-5 lead in the all-time series including a dominant 37-6-3 mark versus the Chargers since Mar. 3, 2006. The Beavers enter this weekend’s series unbeaten by UAH in 26 of the last 30 meetings (25-4-1) and went 3-1-0 versus the Chargers in 2017-18, including a sweep (3-1 and 4-1) of a series in Bemidji, Minn., Dec. 29-30.
In addition to being current members of the WCHA and charter members of College Hockey America (1999-2009), these teams have a long-standing, bitter rivalry dating back to the NCAA Division II days. The Chargers and Beavers met in the national tournament on four occasions with BSU defeating UAH for NCAA Division II titles in 1994 and at the John S. Glas Fieldhouse in 1997.
The puck will drop at 7:07 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Sanford Center.
Tickets for the series are available and begin at $12. Bemidji State is also offering a buy one, get one free ticket special in the new ice-level Northland Tack Box section. Any fan purchasing a $20 ticket in the Northland Tackle Box Friday, will receive a ticket in the section for Saturday.
The Northland Tackle Box is an ice-level standing room, social section in the Beavers' offensive zone. Fans in the section also get the benefit of avoiding drink lines with dedicated pouring stations and Paul Bunyan-sized portions exclusive to those with tickets in that section. Fans utilizing the Northland Tackle Box during the month of December will also be eligible to enter a drawing for several prizes.