The first practice of the 2008-09 campaign is scheduled for Saturday.
The Beavers will hit the ice after finishing 4-29-3 overall last season and 1-25-2 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. They will begin the road to a new season in a home exhibition matchup at 5:07 p.m. on Sept. 26 against the University of Manitoba. The following day, Sept. 27, Bemidji State will play host to Team USA in an exhibition game at 3:07 p.m. for the first time in program history.
After the two exhibition games, the Beavers will hit the road for the first series of the season in a two-game series Oct. 3-4 against Wayne State in Detroit, Mich.