|January 09, 2020||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||07:47||BSU||Rosen, Elias (Sillinger, Owen , Cardelli, Nick)|
|2||04:36||UAH||Jack Jeffers (Connor Merkley )|
|3||05:49||BSU||Adams, Alex (Jones, Carter , Sjodahl, Hampus)|
|3||11:55||BSU||Rosen, Elias (Muck, Tommy , Brady, Adam)|
|Shots on Goal||23||24|
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Von Braun Center) -- Freshman defender Elias Rosén scored a pair of power-play goals and goaltender Zach Driscoll turned aside 23 of the 24 shots he faced to lead the Bemidji State University men's hockey team to a 3-1 victory to open a WCHA series at the University of Alabama-Huntsville.
With a season-high total of 13 penalties called between the two teams, special teams play was on display for a large portion of the game. Like they have so many times this season, the Beavers won the special teams battle and that was the difference in the game. Not only did the team get two goals on six power-play opportunities, the nation's top penalty-kill unit performed well again holding the Chargers without a goal in a season-high seven chances.
The Beavers took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission getting a power-play marker off the stick of Rosén at the 7:47 mark. The rookie scored just nine seconds into BSU's first man advantage opportunity of the weekend. One of the Beavers’ top face-off men, Owen Sillinger, won an offensive zone draw to Nick Cardelli and the sophomore found the WCHA's reigning Defensive Player of the Week, Rosén, crashing in on the back door for his third goal of the season.
Bemidji State spent six minutes down a man during the second period, and while the Chargers failed to record a power-play goal, they evened the score 4:36 into the period.
Tied 1-1 with 20 minutes to play, Alex Adam netted his first goal since Nov. 29 to break the deadlock and spring the Beavers back into the lead. Hampus Sjödahl and Carter Jones were credited with assists on the play with Jones connecting with Adams on the back door for the score with just over 14 minutes to play.
Bemidji State added a 5-on-3 goal later in the period to stretch its lead to 3-1. Rosén logged his second goal of the night, and his sixth point in BSU's last three games, at the 11:55 mark with help from Tommy Muck and Adam Brady.
The Beavers, now 11-7-3 overall and 11-3-1-0 in WCHA play, look to make it four consecutive wins when they again face the Chargers at the Von Braun Center. The opening face-off is set for 7:37 p.m.