Bemidji State Splits Weekend With 5-1 Win Over Ferris State
Five different Beavers posts goal and assist each

Junior forward Gerry Fitzgerald posts goal and assist for Beavers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:53  BMJ1-0 EV Myles Fitzgerald (3)Leo Fitzgerald/5, Justin Baudry/4
1st 16:56  FSU1-1 EV Chad McDonald (7)Jared VanWormer/11, Jason Tackett/5
2nd 1:30  BMJ2-1 EV GW Kyle Bauman (9)Phillip Marinaccio/13, Dan Billett/8
2nd 3:07  BMJ3-1 EV Phillip Marinaccio (9)Kyle Bauman/8, Charlie O'Connor/12
2nd 13:23  BMJ4-1 EV Gerry Fitzgerald (8)Myles Fitzgerald/8, Tommy Muck/4
3rd 0:44  BMJ5-1 EV Justin Baudry (1)Gerry Fitzgerald/9, Leo Fitzgerald/6
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Ferris State  1001
Bemidji State  1315
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Ferris State  915933
Bemidji State  912930
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Ferris State (8-15-4)  0/2 2/4 0
Bemidji State (16-9-3)  0/1 3/6 0
Ferris State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Darren Smith (L, 2-14-1)33:234 85013
Justin Kapelmaster26:371 04812
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Michael Bitzer (W, 16-8-3)60:001 815932

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sanford Center) -- Bemidji State University scored two times in the first 3:07 of the second period to extend its lead to two goals and would not look back as the Beavers rolled to a 5-1 victory over Ferris State University Saturday. The victory snapped a two-game losing skid and allowed the Beavers to salvage a series split.

Six different BSU players recorded two points in the game and the goal-starved Beavers broke a string of seven games a string of seven games (3-4-0) without netting more than two goals.

The line of Phillip Marinaccio, Kyle Bauman and Charlie O'Connor sparked the scoring outburst for the Beavers.

Opening the second period tied 1-1, the trio posted goals on back-to-back-shifts. Bauman started the period with his ninth goal of the season at the 1:30 mark. Not to be out done, Marinaccio posted his ninth 1:37 later. Before time would run out in the frame, Gerry Fitzgerald fired a rocket to cap a rush, give BSU a 4-1 lead heading into the final period and end starting goaltender Darren Smith's night after 33:23.

BSU picked up right where it left off in the third, needing only 44 seconds to find the back of the net again. This time brothers Leo and Gerry Fitzgerald found blueliner Justin Baudry on the left post of a virtually open net for is first goal of the season.

BSU netminder Michael Bitzer did the rest. The junior piled up 32 saves, including 15 in the second period alone, in the victory to improve to 16-8-3 on the season. In the process he moved past BSU great Mark Liska (1981-85) and into sole possession of 10th place on BSU's all-time saves list with 2,045.

BSU, now 16-9-3 overall and 16-4-2-2 in WCHA play, breaks from league play Jan. 27-28 to play in the North Star College Cup. The Beavers open the event with St. Cloud State University at 4 p.m. Friday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Minn.