We know UAH isn’t going to the WCHA playoffs, but the boys can throw a wrench into the postseason plans of their old rivals this weekend.
The Chargers and Beavers square off for the 73rd and 74th times at the Sanford Center in Bemidji. Game times are 7:37 p.m. on Friday and 7:07 p.m. on Saturday. Here’s how you can follow the action:
- VIDEO: WCHA TV on America One (subscription)
- LIVE STATS: bsubeavers.com
- AUDIO: Beaver Radio Network
- TWITTER: @weloveuahhockey (us), @uahhockey (official), @uahchargers (official),
@BSUMHockey (official), @BSUBeavers (official), @jackhitts (Jack Hittinger, Bemidji Pioneer)
|WCHA rank in parentheses|
|1-22-1 (10th)||Conference record||9-11-4 (8th)|
|1.03 (10th)||Goals per game||2.50 (9th)|
|4.47 (10th)||Goals allowed per game||2.94 (8th)|
|12.6 (8th)||Penalty minutes per game||10.6 (10th)|
|8.1% (10th)||Power play||15.8% (8th)|
|69.1% (10th)||Penalty kill||87.0% (2nd)|
|Matt Salhany (5-7-12)
Jack Prince (5-4-9)
Chad Brears (5-3-8)
Steve Koshey (1-7-8)
Frank Misuraca (2-5-7)
|Leading scorers||Cory Ward (17-8-25)
Markus Gerbrandt (13-8-21)
Matt Prapavesss (5-16-21)
Brendan Harms (6-11-17)
Danny Mattson (3-14-17)
(17 GS, 3.90 GAA, .904 SV%)
(17 GS, 5.00 GAA, .882 SV%)
(21 GS, 2.81 GAA, .912 SV%)
(9 GS, 2.44 GAA, .926 SV%)
In a bit of symmetry between longtime rivals, UAH is Bemidji State’s last home opponent of the regular season after the Beavers kicked off the Chargers’ home season back in October. BSU won those games in Huntsville 6-1 and 1-0 to continue its dominance in the series over the last eight seasons.
Since that first series, the Beavers had a decent start in WCHA but has since fallen to eighth in the standings – the last spot eligible for the conference playoffs. Bemidji State is 2-5-1 in its last eight games but earned a split at home with league-leading Ferris State last week. The Beavers need to win these games against UAH or face elimination when they go to Bowling Green next week.
The Chargers finish the season next week hosting Northern Michigan.
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