|January 19, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|2||10:59||BSU||Dickman, Jay (Harris, Brendan , Combs, Charlie)|
|2||19:01||BSU||Brady, Adam (Somoza, Ethan , Armour, Ross)|
|3||18:36||BSU||Harris, Brendan (Somoza, Ethan , Brady, Adam)|
|Shots on Goal||18||25|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sanford Center) -- Zach Driscoll turned aside 18 shots and Jay Dickman scored the game-wining goal to lead the Bemidji State University men's hockey team to a 3-0 victory over Michigan Tech Saturday to cap Hockey Day Minnesota 2019 by completing a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series sweep.
Special teams, goaltending, team defense and a balanced scoring attack, the Beavers managed a win in all aspects of play for its most complete victory of 2018-19.
Adam Brady and Brendan Harris led BSU in scoring with a goal and an assist apiece, while Ethan Somoza added a pair of helpers and Dickman posted the game-winner.
BSU allowed just 18 shots, including only five in each of the final two periods, and in front of Driscoll, the Beavers blocked 11 shots.
Bemidji State also won the special teams battle converting one of its two power-play opportunities, while keeping MTU off the scoreboard on its only man advantage of the game.
After a scoreless first period, Jay Dickman broke the deadlock just 14 seconds into the Beavers' first power-play. Charlie Combs passed the puck behind the net to Brendan Harris, who found Dickman in front for his fifth goal of the season and second of the series. The BSU lead grew to 2-0 in the final minute of the second. Adam Brady capped a rush with a slap shot that trickled through the pads of the MTU goaltender, Robbie Beydoun.
In the third, the Huskies threatened. Despite logging just five shots on net, MTU rung the puck off the post on two occasions, once drawing a review by the officials.
Trailing by two late, Michigan Tech pulled Beyoun for an extra attacker with just over 2:35 to go. At the 8:36 mark, Harris and the Beavers made MTU pay netting an empty-net goal.
Driscoll is 3-1-0 in net in his last four starts with a pair of shutouts. He improves to 7-6-1 on the season.
Bemidji State improves to 12-11-3 overall and 10-7-1-1 in league play to hold down sixth place in the standings--just one point behind MTU and Lake Superior State University for fourth place and home ice in the first round of the WCHA Playoffs.
The Beavers hit the road this week for a two-game WCHA series at Lake Superior State. The series will get underway at 6:07 p.m. Friday before a 6:07 p.m. opening puck drop from Tafey Abel Arena in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Saturday.