BEMIDJI, Minn. – Senior Kristine Grenier (F, St. Leon, Manitoba) will serve as captain of the Bemidji State University women’s hockey team for the 2014-15 season, while fellow senior Alex Citrowske (F, Savage, Minn.) and junior Stephanie Anderson (F, North St. Paul, Minn.) will be the squad’s assistant captains, new head coach Jim Scanlan announced today. In addition, the Beavers will officially get the 2014-15 season underway as they hold their first practice of the season 9 a.m. Saturday at the Sanford Center.
Grenier, who transferred from Mercyhurst University last season, finished tied for the team-lead with eight goals in her first season as a Beaver. The St. Leon, Manitoba native also scored a team-high three game-winning goals.
Like Grenier, Citrowske and Anderson also provided offensive punch for Bemidji State last season as both players set career-highs in the major offensive categories. Citrowske finshed tied for fourth on the team in scoring with 12 points, while Anderson tallied eight points, including a game-winning goal.
Grenier, Citrowske, Anderson and the rest of the Beavers will have two three-hour practices on Saturday and Sunday and will begin weekday practices from 1:00 to 3:15 p.m. Monday.
BSU will have six days of practice before it travels to Pittsburgh, Pa. to face Robert Morris University Sept. 26-27 in its first series of the 2014-15 season. Bemidji State opens its home schedule the following weekend with a rare split series against University of Vermont (Oct. 3) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) (Oct. 4). Following the home-opening weekend, BSU will have an off week before it begins WCHA play with a road series at the Ohio State University.
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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).