BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Over 200 golfers participated in the 19th Annual Galen Nagle Memorial Golf Tournament Friday. Alumni, fans and friends of the Bemidji State University men's hockey program gathered at the Bemidji Town and Country Club to honor one of BSU's greats, Galen Nagle, and to build the Galen Nagle Endowment Fund and benefit the BSU men's hockey program.
Nagle, who was a goaltender for the Beavers from 1980-84, went on to serve as a coach and teacher in Minnesota for several years before losing his battle to cancer Oct. 18, 1994 at the age of 34.
Nagle was a member of the historic 1984 national championship team at BSU. He earned an 8-1 victory between the pipes to cap off the perfect 31-0 season.
“Galen exemplified Beaver hockey,” said former BSU men’s hockey coach and athletic director R.H. “Bob” Peters. “Hard work, dedication and loyalty were inherent to his character, and through his efforts, he became a vital part of our team.”
Nagle, a native of Baudette, Minn., graduated from BSU in 1984 and was a 1980 graduate of Bemidji High School.
In its 18 years of existence, the tournament has raised over $250,000 for the BSU men's hockey program.