Bemidji State Beavers Hockey Schedule
Each year as the college hockey season gets started and the Bemidji State
Beavers take to the ice in their quest for a Western Collegiate Hockey Association title there is no better place to be than
in Bemidji, Minnesota. The Sanford Center, the Beavers' home, really springs to life during home games and the electricity
in the air during an important game is undeniable. Owning one of the most significant home ice advantages in all of college
hockey, the Bemidji State Beavers are especially hard beat at home. College hockey is of huge importance in Bemidji and tickets
to see the Beavers play at the Sanford Canter always sell out quickly. Get your tickets from StubHub as soon as possible to
head out to show the Bemidji State Beavers your support.
The Beavers begin their home schedule at the Sanford Center
on October 11th when the University of North Dakota comes to town. There are plenty more big games at the Sanford Center throughout
the year including match ups against the Alaska Nanooks, the the Michigan State Huskies, the St. Cloud State Huskies, the
Northern Michigan Wildcats, the Alabama Huntsville Chargers, the Bowling Green Falcons, the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves, and
the Minnesota State Mavericks. There is nothing quite like being inside the Sanford Center for a big Bemidji State Beaversgame
whether you are a long time college hockey fan or are new to the sport. There is a bevy of chances to come out to Sanford
Center to catch the Bemodji State Beavers in action during the 2014-2015 season.
history the Bemidji State Beavers have been no strangers to success on the ice and this season should continue their winning
tradition. It is never easy making it to the top of the WCHA conference standings, but the Beavers are loaded with talent
including several experienced players and will be ready to make a strong run through the WCHA regular season and conference
tournament. It seems as though this could finally be the year that the Beavers find their way back to the NCAA Tournament
for the first time in nearly five years. It looks like the sky is the limit for the 2014-2015 Bemidji State Beavers and all
their most loyal fans will want to be sure to get in on all of the action right from the start of the season.
Hockey fans in general are some of the most passionate sports fans around, but nothing quite matches the
fanaticism surrounding college hockey and Bemidji State Beavers fans are some of the most dedicated and vociferous fans in
the entire NCAA. On game day at the Sanford Center, the fans file in and take their seats when the cheering and chanting begins.
As the clock winds down closer and closer to the dropping of the puck the crowd works itself into a frenzy. Finally both teams
are ready for face off and the excitement really begins. Thunderous, bone rattling hits, incredible displays of speed and
agility, powerful slapshots, and tremendous saves set the arena on fire for the following three periods of world class college
hockey. By the time the final buzzer sounds your voice is hoarse and your palms are stinging from clapping and giving high
fives and you will already be planning a return trip.
Bemidji State Beavers Hockey Conference
play in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, or WCHA, which has been one of the most competitive conferences in college
hockey for a long time. The WCHA has claimed more National Championships than any other conference with a combined total of
36. Additionally, a school from the WCHA has made it to the finals and finished as runners up 28 times. The most recent winner
of the NCAA Men's Hockey National Championship from the WCHA are the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs who won it on 2011. The conference
was founded prior to the 1951 season and is currently made up of 16 teams: the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves, the Alabama Huntsville
Chargers, the Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks, the Bowling Green State Falcons, the the Bemidji State Beavers, the Ferris State Bulldogs,
the Michigan Technological University Huskies, the Lake Superior State Lakers, the Minnesota State Mankato Mavericks, and
the Northern Michigan Wildcats. Last season marked a major change for the WCHA as several teams left for newly formed hockey
conferences in the Big Ten and the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. With new additions to the conference comes new blood
and the potential for new rivalries which will grow over the years. The WCHA is still one of the top hockey conferences in
the NCAA and the go-to place for world-class college hockey.
Many former Bemidji State Beavers
players have gone on to play professionally overseas and in the NHL. Some of their most well known former players include
Matt Climie, Joel Otto, Andrew Murray, Matt Read, Dale Smedsmo, and Gary Sargeant, just to name a few.