2016-17 Bemidji State Men's Hockey

Bemidji State Quick Facts

Men's Hockey Quick Facts
Home Ice (Size/Capacity): Sanford Center (200x85/4,373)
Press Box Phone: (218) 441-4047

Program History
First Year of Hockey: 1947-48 (60 Seasons)
Overall Record: 1,047-580-120 (.636)
 - First Season at NCAA Division I: 1999-2000 (17 Seasons)
 - NCAA Division I Record: 261-285-72 (.478)
Years in postseason play: 30
 - in Division I Postseason: 4 (2005, 2006, 2009, 2010)
CHA Championships: 5 (2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010)
 - CHA Tournament Titles: 3 (2005, 2006, 2009)
WCHA Championships: 0
 - WCHA Final Five Titles: 0
National Championships: 13
 - NCAA Division I: 0
 - NCAA Division II: 5 (1984, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997)
 - NCAA Division III: 1 (1986)
 - NAIA: 7 (1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1979, 1980)

Team Information
2015-16 Record: 17-16-6 (.478)
WCHA Record: 11-12-5 (4th)
2015-16 Schedule/Results
2015-16 Statistics
2016-17 Schedule

Skaters Returning: 20 (13 F / 4 D / 3 G)
Skaters Lost: 7 (2 F / 4 D / 1 G)
Newcomers: 7 (3 F / 4 D)

Top Returners
Gerry Fitzgerald (Jr., F, 5-8, 170, Port Alberni, B.C.) 35 GP, 14 G (6 PPG/1 GWG), 11 A, 6 PIM
Brendan Harms (Sr., F, 6-0, 184, Steinbach, Manitoba) 39 GP, 8 G (3PPG/4 GWG), 17 A, 10 PIM
Michael Bitzer (Jr., G, 5-11, 205, Moorhead, Minn.) 34 GP, 1945:51 Min, 70 GA, 749 SV, .915 SV%, 2.16 GAA, 13-16-5

Top Newcomers
Hampus Sjodahl (Fr., F, 6-2, 196, Stackholm, Sweden) 60 GP, 35 G (11 PPG/3 GWG), 34 A, 34 PIM (NAHL-Odessa)
Jack Burgart (F, G, 6-5, 207, Fort St. James, B.C) .935 SV%, 1.97 GAA, 27-10-4 (MJHL-Virden)

Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Tom Serratore (16th Season)
Alma Mater: Bemidji State 1987
Phone: (218) 755-2879
Email: tserratore@bemidjistate.edu
Career Record: 244-240-67 (.503) -- 15 Seasons
BSU Record: 244-240-67 (.503) -- 15 Seasons

Assistant Coaches:
Travis Winter (Third Season)
Alma Mater: Bemidji State 2009
Phone: (218) 755-2765
Email: twinter@bemidjistate.edu

Eddie Olczyk (First Season)
Alma Mater: Massachusetts 2013
Phone: (218) 755-2765
Email: twinter@bemidjistate.edu

Justin Hale (First Season)
Alma Mater: Wisconsin-Stevens Point 2015
Phone: (218) 755-2703
Email: Jlacour.bsu@gmail.com

2016-17 Roster

2016-17 Captains:
CHarlie O'Connor (Sr., 6-0, 189, F, Elk Grove Village, Ill.)

Nate Arentz (Sr., 6-0, 190, F, Lakeville, Minn.)

Brendan Harms (Sr., 6-0, 184, F, Steinbach, Manitoba)  

Athletic Media Relations
Director/Hockey Contact: Brad Folkestad
Phone: (218) 755-4603
Email: bfolkestad@bemidjistate.edu
Fax: (218) 755-3898
Athletic Website: www.bsubeavers.com
Mailing Address:
1500 Birchmont Drive NE #29
Bemidji, MN 56601

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