|November 29, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|Lake Superior State||0||1||0||1|
|1||10:23||BSU||Adams, Alex (Jones, Carter , Vold, Tyler)|
|2||05:56||LSSU||MAX HUMITZ (ALEX AMBROSIO )|
|2||12:40||BSU||Cardelli, Nick (Brady, Adam , Sjodahl, Hampus)|
|3||04:22||BSU||Miller, Aaron (Kirkup, Tyler , Somoza, Ethan)|
|3||19:19||BSU||Combs, Charlie (Somoza, Ethan , Muck, Tommy)|
|Shots on Goal||32||34|
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (Taffy Abel Arena) – Led by a two-assist night from Ethan Somoza, Bemidji State University scored in each period en route to a 4-1 victory over Lake Superior State University to open a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. The victory is BSU’s fourth straight, its longest string of wins since a four-win span Oct. 27-Nov. 9, 2018.
Goals came from four different players and 11 Beavers accounted for at least one point in the win.
Alex Adams got BSU on the board at the 10:23 mark of the 1st period scoring her third goal in as many games and her sixth point (3g-3a) since Nov. 16th. Carter Jones was credited with his first collegiate point as he and Tyler Vold each logged assists on the scoring play.
The Beavers carried the 1-0 lead into the second period, but at the 5:56 mark, LSSU’s Max Humitz scored to tie the game. The goal was the fourth short-handed goal the Beavers have surrendered this season.
Nick Cardelli put the Beavers back in front at the 12:40 mark of the second with help from Adam Brady and Hampus Sjödahl. The point extended Brady’s team-long and career-best point streak to nine games. He has 12 points (5g-7a) in those games.
BSU took a one-goal lead into the third period. Aaron Miller put the Beavers up 3-1 with just over 15 minutes to play when Somoza picked off a Laker pass in the neutral zone found Tyler Jubenvill, who left the puck in the slot and Miller snipped his seventh goal of the season.
LSSU pulled Mittens with just under three minutes to play. Charlie Combs finished the scoring for BSU netting an empty-net, power-play goal in the final minute. Somoza was credited with an assist on the play—it was his second of the game and his seventh of the season.
BSU finished the night going 1-for-5 on the man advantage.
Zach Driscoll stopped 33 shots and allowed one goal in his seventh win of 2019-20. He also backstopped a BSU penalty-kill unit that was a perfect 2-for-2. He moves to 7-3-1 overall and is 7-2-0 versus the WCHA.
BSU, which is 7-4-2 on the season and 7-2-0-0 versus WCHA competition, seeks its second straight series sweep and third of the season tomorrow when BSU will again face the Lakers. The puck is set to drop for the series finale at 4:07 p.m. (CT) form Taffy Abel Arena.
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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).