March 14 , 2003
Bemidji State in the Hunt
Wayne State's quest for three-peat continues.

By Mike Eidelbes

Bemidji State 4,
Findlay 0
Team Goal Str
Time Assists

First Period

1-BS Bill Methven EV
14:46 T. Barnes
Second Period
2-BS Bryce Methven EV
5:16 A. Murray
2-BS Andrew Murray EV
5:55 Bryce Methven, P. Jonsson
Third Period
4-BS Andrew Murray PP
14:42 B. Cook, J. McGill
UF: Jamie VandeSpyker, 60:00, 26 saves, 4 GA
BS: Grady Hunt, 60:00, 29 saves, 0 GA
Penalties: UF 12/35; BS 11/33
Power Plays: UF 0-5; BS 1-4
Attendance: 1,461

Bemidji State goaltender Grady Hunt is used to working with a razor-thin margin of error. The Beavers entered the College Hockey America tournament as the league's lowest-scoring team. Rather than bemoan his lack of support, Hunt took matters into his own hands by posting the conference's best goals against average.

Such was the case tonight in the first round of the CHA tournament at Tri-City Arena in Kearney, Neb., as Hunt turned aside all 29 shots he faced en route to his third straight shutout, a 4-0 win over Findlay.

The Beavers (13-13-8) overall, face top seed Alabama-Huntsville in one Saturday semifinal.

Twin defensemen Bill and Bryce Methven gave BSU a 2-0 lead. Bill scored 14:46 into the first period, while Bryce tallied a little more than five minutes into the second.

Andrew Murray pushed the Bemidji advantage to 3-0 with his first goal of the game just 39 seconds after Bryce Methven scored. Murray added an insurance goal on the power play late in the third period.

Wayne State 4,
Air Force 2
Team Goal Str
Time Assists

First Period

  No scoring  
Second Period
1-WS Jason Durbin EV
0:51 T. Kindle
2-WS Keith Stanich PP
9:26 Unassisted
1-AF Andy Berg


15:14 S. Zwiers
3-WS Dustin Kingston PP
19:33 T. Kindle , K. Stanich
Third Period
4-WS Derek MacKay EV
0:21 J. Durbin
2-AF Justin Hamilton PP
18:56 S. Leonard, S. Zwiers
AF: David Goodley, 59:02, 25 saves, 4 GA
WS: David Guerrera, 60:00, 27 saves, 2 GA
Penalties: AF 11/30; WS 12/24
Power Plays: AF 1-8; WS 2-6
Attendance: 1,200

In the matinee, Wayne State got two points from Jason Durbin, Keith Stanich and Tyler Kindle as the third-seeded Warriors – winner of the last two CHA titles – bested Air Force, 4-2.

After a scoreless first period, Durbin broke the ice 51 second into the middle frame with an assist from Kindle. Stanich picked up a power play goal for Wayne State near the midway mark of the second period to give his team a two-goal edge. Air Force halved the Warrior lead with 4:46 left in the second on a goal by Andy Berg, but Wayne State would take a 3-1 lead into the locker room on a PPG from Dustin Kingston 27 seconds prior to the break.

Derek MacKay extended the Warrior advantage to 4-1 when he scored 21 seconds into the third period. Justin Hamilton notched the other Air Force goal, a power play tally with 1:04 left in the game.

David Guerrera made 27 saves for Wayne State (19-16-2). The Warriors face second-seeded Niagara in Saturday's semifinals. David Goodley, meanwhile, stopped 25 of 29 shots.

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