BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Bemidji State University head men's hockey coach Tom Serratore and sophomore forward Owen Sillinger look ahead to the team's upcoming WCHA-opener at Alaska and its road trip to Fairbanks, Alaska.
The Beavers are 0-2-2 to open the season and are coming out of a non-conference weekend at the University of North Dakota where the Fighting Hawks outlasted the Beavers in overtime, 2-1, to open the series and handed them a 4-1 loss Saturday.
Bemidji State first met Alaska Jan. 3, 1982 with a 12-0 victory. Since then, BSU has held the edge in the series, 13-5-3, which includes a 5-2-1. record in games versus the Nanooks in Fairbanks. Although BSU dropped its last meeting, 2-1 (OT), with Alaska Jan. 12 of last season, BSU is unbeaten in four of the last five meetings between the teams.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU 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).