January 04, 20131st2nd3rdFinal
Western Michigan0426
Bemidji State0000
Scoring Summary
200:36WMUChase Balisy (Dennis Brown , Dane Walters)
203:41WMUColton Hargrove (Mike Cichy , Dan DeKeyser)
204:42WMUMike Leone (Brett Beebe , Jordan Oesterle)
208:21WMUDane Walters (Chase Balisy , Shane Berschbach)
307:51WMUColton Hargrove (Dan DeKeyser , Ben Warda)
310:31WMUBen Warda
Goaltender SummaryMinGAENSv
WMUFrank Slubowski60:000015
BSUAndrew Walsh60:006021
Statistical ComparisonWMUBSU
Shots on Goal2715
Power Plays1-40-3
Penalties-Minutes3-64-8
No. 7 Western Michigan downs Bemidji State 6-0
Friday, January 4, 2013
No. 7 Western Michigan downs Bemidji State 6-0

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sanford Center) -- The No. 7 Western Michigan University Broncos posted a four-goal second period en route to a 6-0 victory to open a nonconference series versus Bemidji State University Friday at Sanford Center.

The final deficit was the largest suffered by the Beavers on Sanford Center ice since the venue opened its doors in the fall of 2010 and marked the first time BSU has lost by six or more goals since Air Force earned a 6-0 victory over BSU at John S. Glas Fieldhouse Oct. 18, 2008.

The first period saw six penalties called, with the Beavers taking the brunt of the whistle getting booked for four infractions during the first 20 minutes of play. Serving six-minutes and 55-seconds of time in the box during the session, the team’s penalty-kill unit answered the call, holding the potent WMU power play scoreless and allowed just three shots on the man advantage.

The Beavers were outshot 9-4 in the period but skated to the locker room with the score even at 0-0.

Western Michigan opened the second period with 1:05 of carry over penalty time and took full advantage. Chase Balisy scored his seventh goal of the season just 36 seconds into the session to give the Broncos the lead and ignite the WMU attack. Colton Hargrove, Mike Leone and Dane Walters would each go on to net a goal during the next 7:45 as the Broncos cruised into the second intermission clutching a 4-0 lead with a 20-11 edge in shots on goal.

Western Michigan controlled play or most of the third period adding goals from Hargrove, at the 7:51 mark, and Ben Warda, with 9:29 to go, to bring the score to a final 6-0.

The Broncos finished the night 1-for-4 on the man advantage, while the Beavers failed to score on any of their three power-play opportunities (0-for-3).

Andrew Walsh (So., G, Dawson Creek, British Columbia) got the start in net for the Beavers and surrendered all six WMU goals. He collected 21 saves on the night, but saw his record dip to 4-7-2 overall.

Western Michigan's Frank Slubowski turned aside all 15 of BSU's shots on goal en route to his third shutout of the season and improved to 12-5-2.

The Beavers, now 5-11-3 on the season, look to bounce back and gain a series split tomorrow when they again host WMU (12-5-2). The opening faceoff for BSU's final nonconference contest of 2012-13 is set for 7:07 p.m.

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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).

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