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Austin Monteith

Austin Monteith is the former sports editor at the Bemidji Pioneer. A native of Bloomington, Ill., he is a 2015 graduate of Butler University. Follow him on Twitter at @amonteith92. Contact the Pioneer sports department at

After 70 years of play, the men’s WCHA announced Friday that it had dissolved effective Thursday, July 1, after a vote taken by the league’s two remaining members.
The Minnesota Whitecaps selected Mak Langei and Tina Kampa in the 2021 National Women’s Hockey League Draft on Tuesday night.
Matt Cullen and Gigi Marvin were on hand for the Power with the Pros youth hockey clinic at the Sanford POWER Center within the Bemidji Community Arena.
Fresh off of its first NCAA Tournament appearance in a decade, the Bemidji State men’s hockey team learned Thursday who it will meet in 2021-22 as it looks to return to the Big Dance.
Alabama Huntsville is suspending operations for its men’s hockey program in 2021-22 due to a lack of a conference affiliation, the school announced Wednesday.
Bemidji State has finished the 2020-21 season ranked in the top 10 of both final national polls, which were released Monday on the heels of Saturday’s national championship game.
Zach Driscoll finished this past season with a 15-10-3 record, a .922 save percentage and 2.32 goals against average on his way to earning All-WCHA Third Team honors.
Brad Johnson and Ethan Somoza will use an extra year of eligibility and return to the Bemidji State men’s hockey team in 2021-22, the school announced Wednesday.
The Bemidji State men's hockey program reached heights it hadn’t seen in more than a decade by earning an NCAA Tournament bid, its first since 2010. The fourth-seeded Beavers weren't happy to simply be invited to the Big Dance. They wanted to make some noise. And did they ever.
Fourth-seeded Bemidji State fell 4-0 to second-seeded Massachusetts in the NCAA men’s hockey East Regional final Saturday at Bridgeport, Conn.