BEMIDJI, Minn. – When the No. 17 Bemidji State University and Bowling Green State University men’s hockey teams hit the ice for their Western Collegiate Hockey Association series finale Friday, it will be in front of a world-wide audience. In addition to being streamed online on the American Sports Network and being televised across Canada on TSN, Twin Cities-based KSTC-3 Me-TV has picked up the game, meaning Bemidji-area Paul Bunyan Communications and Midcontinent Communication customers will be able to view the game live.
Local Beaver Hockey fans can tune into Friday night’s game on channel 591 (Midco) or 43 (PBTV)
The Beavers and Falcons currently hold down two of the top four positions in the WCHA standings and met in the first round of the league playoffs a year ago. BGSU owns an 8-6-1 lead in the all-time series between the teams, but BSU is coming off a 2-1, 4-1 sweep of the Falcons in Bemidji, Minn., Oct. 7-8.
The Beavers (14-7-3; 14-2-2-2 WCHA) complete their current four-game road swing Thursday and Friday at Bowling Green (10-11-2; 8-7-1 WCHA). The rare Thursday-Friday WCHA series will begin at 6:07 p.m. (CT) Thursday from the Slater Family Ice Center with the finale set for a 7:37 p.m. (CT) opening face off Friday.
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.