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Bemidji State University Beaver Men's Hockey News

Beavers rekindle rivalry with Air Force
The Bemidji State men’s hockey team (continues non-conference play this weekend as it welcomes long-time rival Air Force to Sanford Center for a two-game series. The teams, who have a storied history as members of the CHA, have not met since the 2009-10 season.

Serratore, Heller look ahead to Air Force series full of local ties
Bemidji State University Head Men's Hockey Coach Tom Serratore and senior captain Jordan Heller spoke to the media Tuesday to preview the Beavers' upcoming non-conference series versus the Air Force Academy.

BSU's Bitzer named WCHA Goaltender of the Week
Bemidji State University goaltender Michael Bitzer has been selected as the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Goaltender of the Week for his role in Beavers’ home-and-home, non-conference series victory versus No. 9 University of Minnesota Duluth.

Bitzer backstops Beavers to 0-0 tie at No. 9 Minnesota Duluth
Bemidji State University and the University of Minnesota Duluth played 70 minutes and two overtime periods Saturday at AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minn. but each team was held scoreless forcing a shootout exhibition. After a pair of stops by Michael Bitzer, Jay Dickman tilted the game in BSU’s favor with a shootout goal.

Beavers Skate Past No. 9 Bulldogs in 2017-2018 Season Opener
Beavers were trailing by a goal after the first period, but rallied with a goal in the second and four goals in the third period to beat the no. 9 UMD Bulldogs by a score of 5-2.

Beavers welcome (9) Minnesota Duluth to open 2017-18 season
The 2016-17 WCHA regular-season champion Bemidji State men’s ice hockey team (0-0-0; 0-0-0-0 WCHA) opens its 2017-18 season this weekend at Sanford Center. The Beavers host No. 5/9 Minnesota Duluth (1-1-0; 0-0-0-0 NCHC) Friday to kick off a non-conference series before heading to Duluth, Minn. and AMSOIL Arena for the rubber match, Saturday.

The Beavers preview 2017-18 season opener
Bemidji State head coach Tom Serratore and seniors Michael Bitzer and Gerry Fitzgerald met with the media Tuesday to preview the team's 2017-18 season-opening home-and-home series with regional rival Minnesota Duluth.

Bemidji State's Bitzer named to Mike Richter Award Watch List
Bemidji State University Senior Michael Bitzer is one of 20 collegiate goaltenders that has been placed on the 2017-18 Mike Richter Award watch list by Let’s Play Hockey and the Herb Brooks Foundation. It marks the third seaosn the senior has appeared among the top 20.

Bemidji State men’s hockey honored by AHCA for academic success
Twelve members of the Bemidji State Men’s Hockey team team have been selected to the first class of American Hockey Coaches Association “All American Scholars” award. The new initiative honors NCAA Division I men’s hockey players who averaged at least a 3.6 GPA and participated in at least 40-percent of their respective school’s games during the 2016-17 season.

WCHA coaches; media tab Bemidji State second in preseason polls
WCHA coaches, along with the league’s media, have picked the Bemidji State men’s hockey team to finish second in the Mankato Free Press Western Collegiate Hockey Association Coaches’ and UAHHockey.com WCHA Media preseason polls. BSU seniors Michael Bitzer and Gerry Fitzgerald were each recognized as members of the Preseason All-WCHA teams.