Beaver Pride tabs Bauerfeld and Lowe Athletes of the Week
Monday, February 1, 2010
Beaver Pride tabs Bauerfeld and Lowe Athletes of the Week
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Bemidji State University’s Annie Bauerfeld  (Jr., F, Woodbury, Minn.) and Ian Lowe (Sr., F, Bradwardine, Manitoba.) have been named Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week after outstanding athletic performances during the week of Jan. 25-31.

Bauerfeld tallied two goals and notched two assists in the BSU women’s hockey team’s series against St. Cloud State University, putting up her best single-weekend performance of the year. Still recovering from a foot injury she suffered while blocking a shot two weeks ago versus the University of Minnesota, Bauerfeld had a lamplighter in each game. Her goal on Saturday came with 24 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and an eventual shootout.

The honor marks the first time in 2009-10, and the second time of her career, that Bauerfeld has been selected for the Beaver Pride Athlete of the Week award, while it stands as the fourth time this season a member off the women’s hockey team has been honored by the organization.  Bauerfeld also garnered recognition from Beaver Pride Jan. 14, 2009.

Lowe led the Bemidji State men’s hockey team in a two-game College Hockey America series versus Robert Morris University Jan. 29-30.  Lowe recorded a career-high two goals, while adding two assists in the Beavers’ 5-1 victory Friday.  The junior posted the game-winner and added an unassisted goal in the game’s final moments to seal the victory.  

In the Beavers’ last four games, Lowe has recorded five goals and four assists.  He also earned CHA Offensive Player of the Week laurels Monday.

This week’s honor marks the first Lowe has been selected for the award and it stands as the eighth time a member of the BSU men’s hockey team has been selected in 2009-10.

The BSU women’s hockey team (8-13-7; 7-8-7-3 WCHA) puts a cap on a three-week roadstand with a trip to Madison, Wis. to face the University of Wisconsin this weekend. Saturday, the first game of the series, will be a unique experience as it will be the Culver’s Camp Randall Hockey Classic. The game will be outdoors at Wisconsin’s football stadium, Camp Randall Stadium. Game time is set for 2 p.m. The final game of the weekend will begin Sunday at 2:07 p.m. at the Kohl Center.

Lowe and the Beavers (18-6-2; 10-2-0 CHA) are in the midst of a week off before returning to CHA play with a trip to Pittsburgh, Pa. to face Robert Morris. The league series is scheduled to begin at 6:05 (CST) Friday Feb. 12. The finale will follow with a 6:05 p.m. (CST) opening face off Feb. 13. Both games will be played at RMU’s Island Sports Center.