Bemidji State picked to finish eighth in WCHA coaches poll
Wednesday, October 5, 2005
Oct. 5, 2005
MADISON, Wis. - The Bemidji State women’s hockey team was picked to finish eighth in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Coaches Poll released by the league Wednesday. The Beavers received 29 points, while Wisconsin was selected as the preseason favorite, capturing seven first-place votes and 70 points overall.

The WCHA’s first place team in 2004-05, Minnesota, received one first-place vote, and was tabbed to finish with 63 points. Rounding out the pole are Minnesota-Duluth (59), Ohio State (48), Minnesota State (47), St. Cloud State (42) and North Dakota (34).

BSU recorded a 9-24-2 record last season, including a 5-22-1 mark in WCHA play. The Beavers finished eighth in league action and lost to National Champion Minnesota in the first round of the WCHA tournament 6-3.

Bemidji State kicks off its regular season with a pair of games at home with Wayne State coming to town on Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8. Friday’s game begins at 7:07 p.m. and Saturday’s contest will start at 1:07 p.m. Both start times are Central Time.

WCHA Coaches Poll
1. Wisconsin (7), 70
2. Minnesota (1), 63
3. Minnesota-Duluth, 59
4. Ohio State, 48
5. Minnesota State, 47
6. St. Cloud State, 42
7. North Dakota, 34
8. Bemidji State, 29