October 15, 20111st2nd3rdFinal
Bemidji State2204
Colorado College1236
Scoring Summary
109:11BSUWalters, Shea (Illo, Radoslav , Orban, Brance)
111:34CCJeff Collett (David Civitarese , Aaron Harstad)
116:08BSUFisher, Drew (Cain, Mitch )
200:37CCRylan Schwartz (Scott Winkler , Jaden Schwartz)
209:09BSUKinne, Ben (Walters, Shea , Illo, Radoslav)
215:54CCRylan Schwartz (Gabe Guentzel , Michael Boivin)
218:19BSUIllo, Radoslav (Orban, Brance , Walters, Shea)
305:45CCNick Dineen (Joe Marciano )
310:19CCRylan Schwartz (Scott Winkler , Jaden Schwartz)
319:27CCJaden Schwartz (Scott Winkler )
Goaltender SummaryMinGAENSv
BSUDugas, Mathieu59:505033
BSUTEAM0:10010
CCJoe Howe20:000011
CCJosh Thorimbert40:004014
Statistical ComparisonBSUCC
Shots on Goal2939
Power Plays3-41-3
Penalties-Minutes4-85-10
No. 8 Colorado College outlasts Bemidji State, 6-4
Saturday, October 15, 2011
No. 8 Colorado College outlasts Bemidji State, 6-4
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (World Arena) -- Holding the lead on four different occasions, which included a 4-3 edge to open the third period, the Bemidji State University men’s ice hockey team saw No. 8 Colorado College score three unanswered goals during the final 20 minutes Saturday as the Tigers outlasted the Beavers to gain a 6-4 victory and a series sweep.

Shea Walters (Sr., F, Hibbing, Minn.) and Radoslav Illo (So., F, Bystrica, Slovakia) each posted career nights for the Beavers recording a goal to go with two assists, while Brance Orban (Jr., F, Lethbridge, Alberta) added a pair of assists, but BSU was unable to match the firepower on the CC line up.

On the strength of a hat trick from Ryan Schwartz and three points (1-2=3) from brother Jaden and Scott Winkler, the Tigers’ potent offense was too much for the Beavers down the stretch.

Bemidji State drew first blood for the first time all season when Walters put a rebound back from the left post on the power play.  Illo, who took the initial shot, and Orban were credited with assists on the play.

A delayed penalty situation allowed Colorado College even the score at the 11:34 mark of the first period, 1-1.   Jeff Collett wrapped around the goal and stuffed the puck past BSU goaltender Mathieu Dugas (Jr., G, L’Assomption, Quebec), who was in the net for his first start of the season.

The Beavers regained the lead at the 16:08 mark on a tremendous individual effort by newcomer Mitch Cain (Fr., F, Fort Frances, Ontario).  The rookie picked up the puck on BSU’s own blue line and skated it all the way into the offensive zone before getting a backhand off the pads of the CC goalie.  Linemate Drew Fisher (Sr., F, International Falls, Minn.) followed on the play and pocketed the rebound to give the Beavers a 2-1 lead.

Despite trailing 13-9 in shots on goal, the Beavers took a 2-1 lead into the locker room after 20 minutes of play.

The lead would last only 37 seconds.  CC won the second period’s opening face off and when Winkler unloaded a shot it deflected off R. Schwartz’s skate in front and past Dugas.

The Beavers got a break at the 7:23 mark of the second period when CC was whistled for too many men on the ice.  BSU used its third power-play opportunity to regain the lead. Ben Kinne (Jr., F, St. Paul, Minn.) buried a one-timer from the top of the left circle with just 12 seconds left on the man advantage.  The goal was the first of the season for Kinne and the first since he scored Mar. 13, 2010.  The junior sat out the entire 2010-11 season after suffering a stroke during the off season.

After R. Schwartz knotted the score at 3-3 15:54 into the second, the Beavers capitalized on their fourth power-play chance of the night.  Illo netted his first goal of the season and his third point of the night when a blistering slap shot from the point found its way through traffic at the 18:19 mark.  Orban and Walters were credited with assists on the scoring play giving each his second assist of the evening.

After 40 minutes and four goals allowed, Colorado College head coach Scott Owens elected to pull goaltender Josh Thorimbert for Joe Howe to begin the third period.  The change served as a spark for the Tigers.  Howe posted a perfect 11-save period and gained the win in net as the CC attack potted a trio of goals.

CC again reeled the Beavers in 5:45 into the third period, 4-4, on a goal by Nick Dineen.

R. Schwartz capped his three-goal night at the 10:19 mark of the third on a shot from the top of the left face off circle. The marker, assisted by Winkler and J. Schwartz, gave the Tigers their first lead of the night and would stand as the game-winner as CC would not look back.

The Tigers put the game out of reach on a J. Schwartz empty-net goal at the 19:27 mark.

BSU came into Saturday night’s game struggling to generate power-play scoring, managing just one goal in eight opportunities, but that changed as the team exploded for three goals in four man advantage opportunities. On the flip side, the Beavers killed two of three CC man advantage opportunities to earn a special teams victory.

Dugas was tagged with the loss after allowing five goals, but posted 33 saves in 59:50 between the pipes in his first appearance since a Jan. 22, 2011 start versus St. Cloud State University.

Following the loss, BSU trails CC in the all-time series 2-5-1, while CC owns a 5-1-0 advantage versus the Beavers in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Bemidji State (1-3-0; 0-2-0 WCHA) now returns to Sanford Center in search of its first WCHA win.  The Beavers host unbeaten Michigan Tech (4-0-0; 2-0-0 WCHA) for the 2011-12 home opener Oct. 21-22. The series is set to get underway with a 7:37 p.m. opening face off Friday and a 7:07 p.m. start for the finale Saturday.

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