Bemidji State preps for the WCHA Playoffs

Bemidji State preps for the WCHA Playoffs
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Bemidji State preps for the WCHA Playoffs

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Bemidji State Men's Hockey Coach Tom Serratore, captain Kyle Bauman and defender Zach Whitecloud preview the Beavers' 2017-18 First Round WCHA Playoff series versus Michigan Tech.

The fourth seeded Beavers host the No. 5 seed in Michigan Tech at Sanford Center for a best-of-three playoff series, March 2, 3 and 4 if needed. Game times are set for 7:07 p.m. Friday and Saturday and if a third game is needed, the puck will drop at 5:07 p.m. Sunday.

The Beavers earned the fourth seed by going 16-12-8 overall and 13-9-6-4 in league play to finish with 49 points in the final WCHA standings--six points head of MTU in fifth place.

While this marks the first time BSU has ever met the Huskies in postseason play, the teams haev met on 26 prior occasions. MTU holds a slight 12-10-4 advantage in a series that began in 2007, however BSU owns a 7-5-0 lead in games played on its home ice. The teams split a series in Houghton, Mich., Feb. 9-10 with BSU taking game one 4-2 to stretch its winning streak versus MTU to three games and MTU salvaging a series split with a 5-1 win in the series finale.

Tickets for the series are still available at the Sanford Center Box Office and Ticketmaster outlets and begin at just $12.