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Micah Friez

Sports Editor

Micah Friez is the sports editor at the Bemidji Pioneer. A native of East Grand Forks, Minn., he joined the Pioneer in 2015 and is a 2018 graduate of Bemidji State University with a degree in Creative and Professional Writing. Follow him on Twitter at @micahfriez for Lumberjack and Beaver updates.

Contact Micah at mfriez@bemidjipioneer.com or 218-333-9789 for questions, comments or story tips.

Beaver greats from all eras filled BSU’s Beaux Arts Ballroom to capacity, there to celebrate the life and legacy of iconic coach Robert H. “Bob” Peters. Hundreds of his former players, family members, colleagues and fans congregated for a sentimental ceremony befitting a man of such renown.
Social media was set aflame when Minnesota State appeared to win the CCHA Mason Cup Championship over the Bemidji State men's hockey team, only to have the controversial overtime game-winner called back after a delayed and extended review.
Two years ago, Bemidji State and six other schools announced that it was leaving the WCHA in favor of the “exploration” of a new NCAA Division I men’s hockey conference, with sights set on the 2021-22 season. And here we are.
“They know it’s their team, and they’re the senior leaders,” BHS head coach Mike Johnson said of Lexi Leitner and Nettie Kimble.
“We just didn’t do anything,” BHS head coach Pete Stahnke said. “We were individuals. Nobody wanted to share the puck, we tried to make impossible plays. And it just didn’t work out.”
Bemidji has lost every game by multiple goals this season, but head coach Mike Johnson has faith that the team still has the talent to turn things around.
The two teams combined for four goals within a 1 minute, 32 second span during an eight-goal third period.
Bemidji came back from two goals down -- and almost did it again -- in an entertaining season opener.
BEMIDJI -- Hockey is a way of life in Minnesota, and Bemidji is no exception. The Lumberjacks have Jim Smalley to thank for that.
BEMIDJI -- There wasn’t much at stake for the Bemidji High School boys hockey team on Thursday. The Section 8AA Tournament is all set, and so the regular season finale with Thief River Falls was more of a postseason tune-up than anything.