Bemidji State Defeated By Princeton, 3-1
Senior forward Nate Arentz scores on penalty shot for Beavers

Senior forward Nate Arentz scored on a penalty shot for the Beavers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 15:55  BMJ1-0 PS Nate Arentz (3) -
2nd 11:33  PRN1-1 EV David Hallisey (2)Eric Robinson/3, Derek Topatigh/3
2nd 16:25  PRN2-1 PP GW David Hallisey (3)Jackson Cressey/3, Josh Teves/3
3rd 9:35  PRN3-1 EV Quin Pompi (1)Hayden Anderson/1, Liam Grande/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Princeton  0213
Bemidji State  1001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Princeton  911323
Bemidji State  12161644
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Princeton (2-6-1)  1/4 5/10 0
Bemidji State (11-4-1)  0/3 4/8 0
Princeton Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Ben Halford (W, 1-0-0)60:001 11161643
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jesse Wilkins (L, 0-1-0)56:593 99220
Empty Net3:010     

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sanford Center) - Princeton University's David Hallisey scored twice in the second period to erase a 1-0 deficit and propel the Tigers a 3-1 non-conference victory over Bemidji State University Saturday at Sanford Center. The victory also secured the series sweep for the Tigers following a 4-1 victory Friday.

Despite the Beavers controlling play for long stretches and out shooting the Tigers 44-23 in the game, BSU was unable to get the looks it needed solve the Princeton goaltender, Ben Halford. In addition to the sophomore making 43 saves, the Tigers defense blocked 14 shots in front of him, making it hard on the BSU attack.

After feeling each other out early, Bemidji State took a 1-0 lead at the 15:55 mark when Nate Arentz made good on a penalty shot after being hauled down as he on a short-handed breakaway.

Trailing 1-0 after 20 minutes of play, the Tigers took advantage of opportunities in the second. Hallisey scored the first of his two goals of the period to tie the game at the 11:33 mark. Hallisey struck again at the 16:25 mark potting a Jackson Cressey rebound off the skate of a BSU defender eight seconds into Princeton's third power-play opportunity of the evening.

The Tigers would take a 2-1 advantage into the third period and increased their lead to 3-1 at the 9:35 mark when Quin Pompi fired a shot from the top of the right face off circle that made its way through traffic and past BSU's goaltender Jesse Wilkins.

Despite out shooting the Tigers 16-3 during the final period, and pulling Wilkins for more than 3:00 minutes late, BSU was unable to make up any ground.

Wilkins, who made his first start since March 15, 2014, collected 20 saves in the game, but allowed three goals and was tagged with the loss.

The Beavers, now 11-4-1 overall and 11-0-1-1 in Western Collegiate Hockey Association play, will attempt to maintain grip on first place in the league standings as they return to WCHA play with a trip to Houghton, Mich. to battle Michigan Tech, Dec. 2-3. The series will get underway at 6:07 p.m. (CT) Friday before a 6:07 p.m. opening face off Saturday. Both games will be played at John MacInnes Student Ice Arena.