BEMIDJI, Minn.— Following three straight victories over nationally-ranked foes, the Bemidji State University women’s hockey team is ranked No. 9 in this week’s USCHO.com poll. It is the first time BSU has been ranked in a national poll since Jan. 9, 2012.
Bemidji State is off to one of its best starts in program history with a mark of 7-4-1 this season under first-year Head Coach Jim Scanlan. The Beavers are currently riding a three-game winning streak after sweeping top-ranked University of Minnesota and University of North Dakota twice last weekend.
In addition, the Beavers are ranked No. 10 in this week's USA Today Magazine/USA Hockey Magazine Poll as well.
Fellow Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) members are also ranked in this week’s poll: Minnesota (2), University of Wisconsin (3) and University of Minnesota Duluth (10).
Bemidji State is idle this weekend but will return to the ice Nov. 28-29 when it hosts WCHA rival Minnesota Duluth. The puck drops 2:07 p.m. each day from Sanford Center.
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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).