Bemidji State Beavers Hockey Schedule
The Bemidji State Beavers hockey team is looking to have another successful
season in the always competitive WCHA as conference play gets underway this fall. The 2013-2014 roster is loaded and BSU is
sure to provide plenty of memorable moments for its fans all season long. The Sanford Center will be brimming with excitement
as the Beavers take on all comers on their home ice. Possessing one of the best home ice advantages in all of college hockey,
battling the Beavers at Sanford Center is quite the unenviable task.
November 22 and 23 will see the formidable opponents
and in-conference rivals Lake Superior State Lakers skate onto the ice at Sanford Center. Boasting three NCAA championships
in their school's history the Lakers are always looking to build on their proud hockey legacy but the Beavers should be more
than capable to handle the task of protecting their home ice during the two game series. This is a match up no WCHA or Beavers
fan will want to miss.
College hockey fans in Bemidji have certainly circled January 17 on their calendars, as this
is the big game against perennial powerhouse University of North Dakota. One of the last home games, playing such a formidable
opponent will help prepare the Beavers for postseason play and winning this game could give Bemidji State just the right of
momentum to carry them deep into the tournament.
Success on the ice has come in abundance for
the Beavers and this season should be no exception. It is not easy getting to the top of the WCHA standings, but with the
upperclassmen providing leadership and a talent laden roster, Bemidji State is looking to make an impressive run through the
regular season and into the WCHA tournament. One player to keep an eye on will definitely be the skilled playmaking junior
forward Radoslav Illo whose NHL rights belong to the Anaheim Ducks. This looks like it could be the season that the Beavers
finally make it back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010. It would appear that the sky is the limit for the
2013-2014 Bemidji State Beavers, so get in on the action from the start!
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 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
Since 2010 Sanford Center has been the new home of the Beavers and it is simply one of the best and newest venues
in all of collegiate hockey. No hockey lover will want to miss the chance to catch a game at this outstanding venue. Anyone
who has attended a BSU home game simply cannot wait to get back to the arena.
Collegiate Hockey Association, or WCHA, is one of the most storied conferences in the entire NCAA. Members of the conference
have combined to win a record setting 36 men's national hockey championships with the most recent being in 2011 when the Minnesota-Duluth
Bulldogs took home the title. Will this be the season that the Bemidji State Beavers finally break through and win a title
for the university, their fans, and the conference. Playing in such a loaded conference will surely help to prepare the Beavers
for the rigors of tournament play. Teams like Bowling Green State, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Minnesota State University
Mankato, and others will all battle against the Beavers during conference play making this a season to remember.
State Beavers Trivia
Many former Beavers players have gone on to play professionally both in the NHL and overseas.
Some of their most notable former players include Joel Otto, Matt Climie, Andrew Murray, Dale Smedsmo, Matt Read, and Gary
Sargeant, among others. The history of Bemidji State University hockey dates back to 1946 and the Beavers played their first
twenty years as an independent member of Division I hockey before joining the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
again as an independent member. It was not until 1980 that BSU joined a conference when they became a charter member of the