November 16, 20121st2nd3rdOTFinal
Michigan Tech11215
Bemidji State22004
Scoring Summary
102:59MTUSteven Seigo (Alex Petan , David Johnstone)
117:44BSUAaron McLeod (Danny Mattson , Radoslav Illo)
119:00BSUJordan George (Ben Kinne , Jake Areshenko)
215:26BSUBen Kinne (Cory Ward , Matt Prapavessis)
218:58BSUJeff Jubinville (David Boehm , Brance Orban)
219:41MTUBlake Pietila (David Johnstone , Steven Seigo)
312:32MTUJujhar Khaira (David Johnstone )
317:43MTUJujhar Khaira (Alex Petan )
402:12MTUAlex Petan (Jujhar Khaira , Riley Sweeney)
Goaltender SummaryMinGAENSv
MTUKevin Genoe61:584026
MTUTeam0:14000
BSUAndrew Walsh62:125025
Statistical ComparisonMTUBSU
Shots on Goal3030
Power Plays3-52-3
Penalties-Minutes3-65-10
Beavers suffer 5-4 overtime setback in return home
Friday, November 16, 2012
Beavers suffer 5-4 overtime setback in return home

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sanford Center) -- The Bemidji State University men's ice hockey team relinquished a 4-1 lead in its first home game since Oct. 20 and fell to WCHA foe Michigan Tech University 5-4 in overtime at the Sanford Center on Friday night. The Beavers dropped to 2-4-1 on the season with a 1-3-1 conference ledger.

The loss was BSU’s first in its last seven meetings with the Huskies. Bemidji State swept Michigan Tech last season and was 5-2-1 all-time against its opponent entering the night. 

The game got off to a slow start BSU, which did not produce until the 13:18 mark of the opening period. In the meantime, the Huskies opened the scoring after Brady Wacker (Sr., D, Jansen, Saskatchewan) was called for holding 2:46 into the contest. A Steven Seigo shot 13 seconds into the man advantage made its way through traffic past BSU netminder Andrew Walsh (So., Dawson Creek, British Columbia) and into the net.

After killing off another MTU power play, the Beavers came to life when Milos Gordic was sent off for tripping. On the ensuing five-on-four, Danny Mattson (So., F, Minneapolis, Minn.) picked up a loose puck in the slot and fed a pass across to Aaron McLeod (Sr. F, Ottawa, Ontario), who buried his third goal of the season to knot the score, 1-1.

Just 1:16 later, Beaver captain Ben Kinne (Sr., F, St. Paul, Minn.) took a shot that Michigan Tech goaltender Kevin Genoe kicked aside, but Jordan George (Sr., F, Madison, Wis.) was waiting or the doorstep to pot his second goal of the season and put Bemidji State in the lead.

The 2-1 score held until Dennis Rix took a tripping penalty with 5:26 left in the second frame incited a flurry of goals before the end of the period.

BSU capitalized on the power play. Freshman Cory Ward (F, Las Vegas, Nev.) broke into the MTU zone and laid the puck of to Kinne, who snapped a shot over Genoe’s left shoulder into the rafters of the net.

Jeff Jubinville (Jr., F, Edmonton, Alberta) continued the scoring barrage 3:32 later by depositing a pass from David Boehm (Sr. F, Naples, Fla.) for his first goal of the season. The Huskies answered to begin their rally and make it 4-2 with 19 ticks left in the period when Blake Pietila banged home a David Johnstone shot from the point. 

In the third period, Bemidji State took two costly penalties to give MTU some life as time began to wind down.

After Graeme McCormack (Fr., D, Thunder Bay, Ontario) was sent to the box for high-sticking, Johnstone seized a BSU turnover and worked the puck in front where freshman Jujhar Khaira pounced for his first collegiate goal at the 12:32 mark.

Khaira wasn’t done. The 6-3 freshman doubled his goal total with 2:17 left in regulation and 1:18 on a penalty to Ward, fellow freshman Alex Petan forced the play in front of Walsh and Khaira slammed the loose puck home in the crease to knot the score, 4-4.

MTU capped in the victory in the overtime session when Khaira notched his third point in 9:40, setting up Petan’s game-winning goal. Petan iced the game by scoring on a sharp-angle shot from in tight.

The Beavers went two-for-three on the power play, while MTU scored on three of five man-up chances. Walsh finished the game with 25 saves on 30 shots and Genoe stopped 26 of 30 BSU attempts.

Bemidji State and Michigan Tech will meet again on Saturday night at 7:07 p.m. at the Sanford Center for the series finale. The Beavers will remain at home next weekend the University of Alaska Anchorage comes to town.

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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