6, 2006 Resurgent
Bemidji State On A Roll
Bemidji State has now earned at least a win
or tie in seven of its last eight games and at least one
point in its last four conference tilts with 1-0 and 4-2
victories at Wayne State this past weekend. It was the Beavers
first 1-0 victory since 1980. The sweep vaulted the Beavers
ahead of Robert Morris into second place in CHA two points
goaltender Matt Climie has two shutouts for the resurgent
Bemidji State Beavers.
Junior goaltender Matt Climie made 21 saves
to pick up his second shutout of the season and seventh
of career in the 1-0 victory. He added 29 saves in the 4-2
win to complete the weekend sweep and is now 20th in the
nation in GAA.
Luke Erickson scored a pair of goals in the
4-2 victory to pass now-Columbus Blue Jacket prospect Andrew
Murray for the all-time scoring mark at Bemidji State in
the Division I era. He is now 7th on the CHA all-time list.
Matt Pope had both game-winning goals with
the only tally of the Friday game early in the third period
and garnered one of two Beaver shorthanded goals Saturday.
Freshman defenseman Chris Peluso had a three point weekend
— his first collegiate points.
SEEN AND HEARD IN THE CHA
allowed five power play goals on the weekend but rallied
for a 3-2 win to earn a split with Princeton after a 4-2
loss Friday. Freshman defenseman Brennan Barker picked up
his first collegiate goal.
It appears that junior goaltender Marc Narduzzi,
who started the first three games of the regular season,
has regained the top spot as he started both contests and
made 40 saves in the win.
The Chargers play host to Robert Morris this
weekend with the Colonials trying to break a season-long
four game winless streak.
Defensive gaffes: Niagara
got a fourth line goal in the second period to pull even
with nationally-ranked UMass 1-1 on the road before defensive
turnovers resulted in five consecutive even strength goals
in a 6-2 loss. Cliff Ketchen scored his first goal of the
season and first since his freshman year midway through
the second. The Minutemen retook the lead with four seconds
left in the second period and scored three more in the first
6:37 of the third.
Great Weekend Getaway
Morris at Ala.-Huntsville (Sat.-Sun.) This series could determine whether the Colonials
are going to make the jump into the upper tier of
CHA and/or if the Chargers will begin to look to the
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goaltender Matt Climie made 21 saves to register his
second shutout of the season and seventh of
his career, bringing him to within two of the
defense was a collective -10 as UMass scored
five unanswered even strength goals to break a 1-1
FRIES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BAG
• The Beavers are now 7-1-0 on the road
against the Warriors since February 2005.
• Derek Bachynski’s power play
marker in the third period broke a streak of 57 consecutive
failed man-advantage chances by Wayne State against Bemidji
dating back two years. The Warriors are just 8-for-123 on
the power play against Bemidji since the start of the 2001-02
• UAH junior defenseman Mike Salekin
picked up one goal and two assists over the weekend and
has already set a career season high in helpers.
• Niagara is 9-2-2 against Wayne State
since 2003. The teams meet at Niagara this weekend.
• Niagara is without the services of
senior goaltender Allen Barton and junior defenseman Scott
Langdon—both out with broken fingers.
• Wayne State is missing senior defenseman
Dan Iliakis and sophomore forward Jon Grabarek with shoulder
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