Bemidji State Slips Past Northern Michigan, 2-1
Senior forward Brendan Harms has goal and assist for Beavers

Senior forward Brendan Harms had a goal and an assist for the Beavers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 11:19  NMU1-0 EV Philip Beaulieu (1)Jordan Klimek/3, Dominik Shine/2
1st 12:08  BMJ1-1 EV Brendan Harms (5)Phillip Marinaccio/6
1st 15:23  BMJ2-1 EV GW Gerry Fitzgerald (5)Brendan Harms/3, Jay Dickman/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Northern Michigan  1001
Bemidji State  2002
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Northern Michigan  92617
Bemidji State  10101030
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Northern Michigan (3-9-1)  0/0 1/2 0
Bemidji State (10-2-1)  0/1 0/0 0
Northern Michigan Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Atte Tolvanen (L, 2-9-1)58:372 8101028
Empty Net1:230     
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Michael Bitzer (W, 10-2-1)60:001 82616

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sanford Center) -- Brendan Harms posted a goal and an assist and Michael Bitzer turned aside 16-of-17 shots he faced as the Bemidji State University men's hockey team improved to 10-2-1 and remained unbeaten in Western Collegiate Hockey Association play (10-0-1-1) with a 2-1 victory over Northern Michigan University, Friday.

For just the second time this season, the Beavers fell behind early on a Philip Beaulieu goal at the 11:19 mark of the first period. The goal would serve as a wake up call for BSU. Forty-nine seconds later (12:08), Brendan Harms struck, netting his fifth goal of the season on a wrap around from Phillip Marinaccio.

The score would remained tied at 1-1 for just 3:15 before Gerry Fitzgerald cast, what would eventually be, the deciding goal to cap a three-on-two rush. The junior received a pass from Harms and Jay Dickman and fired a shot from the high slot that the NMU goaltender, Atte Tolvanen got a piece of, but not enough to keep it out of the back of the net. It was G. Fitzgerald's fifth goal of the year.

There was no easy ice during the final 40 minutes of play as the teams combined for just 28 shots on net and Bemidji State got the only power-play opportunity of the night early in the third period, but the Beavers held on for the one-goal victory.

The Beavers and Wildcats return to Sanford Center tomorrow to settle the series. Opening face off is set for 7:07 p.m.