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MEN’S HOCKEY: Bemidji State schedules home exhibition against Minnesota

BSU will host the Gophers at 5:07 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, at Sanford Center.

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Bemidji State forward Charlie Combs, left, checks Minnesota Gophers forward Jonny Sorenson onto the ice during the first period of the second game of the Mariucci Classic at 3M Arena at Mariucci in Minneapolis on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019.
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BEMIDJI – Bemidji State men’s hockey head coach Tom Serratore announced on Thursday the addition of an exhibition game for the Beavers against Minnesota. BSU will host the Gophers at 5:07 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, at Sanford Center.

Due to new NCAA rules, NCAA hockey teams are now allowed to schedule each other in exhibition games. This was allowed via waiver in the last few years in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the new rule will now be permanent.

The Beavers last faced Minnesota at the Mariucci Classic on Dec. 28, 2019, and last hosted the Gophers on Oct. 18-19, 2013, for a nonconference series at Sanford Center.

Bemidji State will now host 18 home games during the 2022-23 season, including eight against teams that made the 2022 NCAA Tournament.

Before clashing with the Gophers, BSU will open the season with an Oct. 7-8 series against Arizona State at the Sanford Center.

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