Fourth-seeded Bemidji State struggled offensively in a 4-1 defeat to second-seeded Lake Superior State in the WCHA semifinals Friday night at Mayo Clinic Health Systems Event Center in Mankato.
It's been 25 years since the Lake Superior State men's hockey team has won a conference championship. The Lakers can snap that drought Saturday night when they face rival Northern Michigan in the WCHA championship game in Mankato.
The Beavers (15-8-3) and Lakers (17-6-3) meet at 7:37 p.m. Friday in the WCHA semifinals at Mayo Clinic Health Systems Event Center in Mankato.
Four teams remain with a chance to win the final WCHA postseason championship. We take a look at those teams and what they need to do to be successful this weekend.
Dryden McKay, Mareks Mitens, Zach Driscoll and Rico DiMatteo are the four goalies who were named to the 2020-21 All-WCHA teams. They're also the four goalies whose teams are in this week's WCHA final four. Coincidence? Conference coaches say "no."
Lake Superior State might be the least talked-about 17-win team in the country this season. The Lakers, the WCHA regular-season runners-up, can pull themselves off the NCAA tournament bubble with a strong performance in Mankato this weekend.
A slew of third-period penalties came back to haunt Bemidji State in a 5-2 loss to Lake Superior State on Wednesday.
The Beavers (11-7-3) and Lakers (13-6-3) meet at 4:07 p.m. Wednesday in the second game of a WCHA series.
Tyler Kirkup netted the winner at 1:10 of the 3-on-3 overtime period to secure a 2-1 win over No. 20 Lake Superior State at the Sanford Center.
The Beavers (10-7-3) and Lakers (13-5-3) meet at 6:07 p.m. Tuesday in the first game of a WCHA series.
The Beavers will host a rare Tuesday-Wednesday series against Lake Superior State on March 2-3 before Alabama Huntsville visits the Sanford Center this Saturday and Sunday, March 6-7.
Last month’s postponed men’s hockey series between Bemidji State and Lake Superior State has been rescheduled for March 2-3 at the Sanford Center.
Minnesota State finishes up its series against the Lakers.
Minnesota State owns a 23-3-1 record in the all-time series vs. the Lakers.
All you need to know about this weekend's WCHA series between Minnesota State and Lake Superior State, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
Bemidji State and Lake Superior State will pop the champagne on 2021 this weekend in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., for their first action of the New Year.