November 10, 20121st2nd3rdFinal
Bemidji State1113
Colorado College2136
Scoring Summary
111:11BSUCory Ward (Ben Kinne , Matt Prapavessis)
113:26CCScott Winkler (Rylan Schwartz , Mike Boivin)
115:43CCMike Boivin (William Rapuzzi , Scott Winkler)
204:51BSUAaron McLeod (Brance Orban , Danny Mattson)
219:18CCAndrew Hamburg (Jeff Collett , Alex. Krushelnyski)
305:17CCWilliam Rapuzzi (Archie Skalbeck , Rylan Schwartz)
311:47CCWilliam Rapuzzi (Archie Skalbeck , Rylan Schwartz)
318:32BSUMarkus Gerbrandt (Phil Brewer )
319:39CCAlex. Krushelnyski (William Rapuzzi , Scott Winkler)
Goaltender SummaryMinGAENSv
BSUAndrew Walsh59:115021
BSUTEAM0:49010
CCJoe Howe60:003027
Statistical ComparisonBSUCC
Shots on Goal3027
Power Plays1-32-3
Penalties-Minutes4-84-8
Beavers fall to Colorado College, 6-3
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Beavers fall to Colorado College, 6-3

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (World Arena) – Colorado College got two goals and two assists from William Rapuzzi and Rylan Schwartz added three helpers as the No. 19 Tigers handed the Bemidji State University men's ice hockey team a 6-3 Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) loss Saturday at World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The Beavers opened the game clicking on all cylinders and which translated into an early 1-0 lead, but after opening the season allowing just one power-play goal on 18 opponent opportunities, BSU allowed a pair of man advantage markers in the closing minutes of the first period and despite tying the game in the second, would never regain the momentum and dropped its second consecutive game.

Cory Ward (Fr., F, Las Vegas, Nev.) gave the Beavers a 1-0 lead at the 11:11 mark of the first period when he corralled a rebound off the stick of Ben Kinne (Sr., F, St. Paul, Minn.) and buried it into the back of the net for his second goal of the season. But the Tigers bounced back. Aided by a double-minor penalty to newcomer Markus Gerbrandt (Fr., F, Edmonton, Alberta), it would take CC just 2:15 to even the score. Scott Winkler potted the equalizer at the 13:26 mark of the period stuffing a rebound off the pad of BSU goaltender Andrew Walsh (So., Dawson Creek, British Columbia) five hole. Schwartz and Mike Bolvin were credited with assists on the play.

The power-play goal by the Tigers snapped The BSU penalty-kill unit's string of 14 opponent opportunities without allowing a goal and was the first power-play goal surrendered by the Beavers in WCHA play this season. The team entered the game tied with University of North Dakota for the league’s lead snuffing out 12-of-12 opponent power-play chances.

The Beavers again went down a man when Matt Prapavessis (So., D, Oakville, Ontario) was whistled for slashing at the 14:43 mark. The Tigers converted their second power-play chance of the game into the go ahead goal by Mike Bolvin just 60 seconds later and would head to the locker room at the end of the first period gripping a 2-1 lead and an 8-3 edge on shots on goal.

BSU received the breaks it needed early in the second period getting two power-play chances in the first 3:14 of play. After failing on thier first chance, Aaron McLeod (Sr., F, Ottawa, Ontario) made good on the Beavers’ second man advantage opportunity with a never-give-up goal at the 4:51 mark with help from Brance Orban (Sr., F, Lethbridge, Alberta) and Danny Mattson (So., F, Minneapolis, Minn.). 

The goal marked the third consecutive game in which the Beavers have scored a power-play goal.

BSU held the lead for 14:27, but with just 41 seconds left in the frame, Andrew Hamburg scored to give CC a 3-2 edge with 20 minutes to play.

After collecting an assist during the first 40 minutes, Rapuzzi tuned it on in the third to give the Tigers a bit of breathing room. He scored a pair of even-strength goals and would add an assist on an empty-net goal in the game’s final moments to solidify the win for CC. Archie Skalbeck and Schwartz were each credited with assists on both of Rapuzzi’s goals.   

The Beavers would add a Gerbrandt goal with 1:28 to play and with 1:10 left, BSU head Coach Tom Serratore pulled Walsh in an attempt to get an extra attacker on the ice, but CC’s Krushelnyski scored an empty-net marker with 20 seconds to go to give the Tigers a 6-3 victory.

BSU completed the night 1-for-3 on the power play, while its penalty-kill unit, which had not allowed two power-play goals in the single period since Feb. 27, 2011, saw that streak come ot an en after 49 games and finished the night 1-for-3.

The victory gives CC a 7-4-1 edge in the all-time series between the teams. The Tigers have dominated the Beavers on the Olympic ice sheet at World Arena piling up a 7-1-0 mark at home versus BSU.

The Beavers fall to 2-3-1 on the season and 1-2-1 in WCHA play, while CC moves to 7-3-0 overall and is unbeaten in league play (4-0-0).

Bemidji State returns to Sanford Center for the first time since Oct. 20 next weekend as it opens a four-game homestand by hosting Michigan Tech. The series, tabbed as Military Appreciation Weekend, will get underway at 7:37 pm. Nov. 16, with the back half of the two-game set scheduled for a 7:07 p.m. opening faceoff Nov. 17.

Current and former members of the military are invited to come to the games and present a valid military ID at the Sanford Center Ford Pickup Window for an opportunity to purchase to $12 tickets for themselves and their immediate families.

In addition, the BSU men’s hockey team and the American Cancer Society have planned a special cancer awareness night Nov. 17. First National Bank and Sanford Health will help celebrate the  “Movember” event by giving fake mustaches to the first 1,000 fans in attendance.

Single game tickets are available at the Sanford Center Ford Pickup Window, located at 1111 Event Center Drive NE in Bemidji, Minn., Monday though Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet, including Lueken’s Village Foods, online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.

For more information on the Bemidji State men’s hockey program, follow the Beavers on Twitter (@BSUMHockey or @BSUBeavers), like them on Facebook (facebook.com/BSUBeavers) or sign up for the TXTUpdates from BSUBeavers.com text-messaging system through the "Multimedia" pull down menu on the main page of BSUBeavers.com.

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).

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