Austin Monteith is a sports reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer. He is an Illinois native and a Butler University graduate. Follow him on Twitter @amonteith92.
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BEMIDJI -- Curling has become a topic of conversation nationally and, of course, locally with the 2018 Winter Olympics taking place in South Korea. For area fans looking to take in some live curling, they won’t have to go far to see the sport’s best young stars.
BEMIDJI -- Curlers from across the country will assemble at the Bemidji Curling Club this week for the 2018 USA Curling U18 National Championships. The tournament features some of the best young curlers in the nation on 24 teams, including four teams with Bemidji athletes. Tonight’s opening ceremony at the Hampton Inn and Suites will kick off the festivities at 7 p.m.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Bemidji State women’s hockey team was held scoreless by Kassidy Sauve and sixth-ranked Ohio State in a 4-0 Western Collegiate Hockey Association loss Friday night. Sauve made 38 saves and posted her ninth shutout of the season for the Buckeyes (21-8-4, 14-5-4-3 WCHA). Tatum Skaggs and Julianna Iafallo provided the offense for OSU as each found the back of the net twice.
BEMIDJI -- A former Bemidji Lumberjack scored the game-winning goal on Senior Night for the Bemidji State men’s hockey team to top Alaska 2-1 Friday night at the Sanford Center. Jordan Heller made his final regular season home game one to remember, scoring the eventual game-winner off a feed from Mike Soucier with 1:41 left in the third period.
BEMIDJI -- Alaska stole a goal in the dying moments of regulation in Thursday night’s game, but Myles Fitzgerald made the fans in attendance forget all about it with his goal in 3-on-3 overtime to clinch two points in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings for the Bemidji State men’s hockey team.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State women’s hockey team needs points and some help this weekend in order to clinch home ice in the first round of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Playoffs. Two points are all that separate the fifth-place Beavers from fourth-place Minnesota Duluth. The teams are already guaranteed to meet in the WCHA quarterfinals, but just where the series will be played remains to be determined going into the final weekend of the regular season.
BEMIDJI -- Home ice in the first round of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Playoffs is within sight for the Bemidji State men’s hockey team. Much as they did last week, the Beavers enter this week with a two-point advantage over Michigan Tech for the fourth and final quarterfinal home ice spot. Last Friday’s 4-2 victory at Tech put Bemidji State in position to clinch home ice with a win last Saturday, only to fall 5-1.
During his playing days at Bemidji State, Matt Dalton recalls seeing photos honoring the program’s Olympians. Players like Joel Otto, Blaine Comstock and Charlie Brown. Now Dalton will be the next Olympian with a banner hanging inside the Sanford Center.
BEMIDJI -- For the second straight day, the Bemidji State women’s hockey team couldn’t put much past Emma Polusny and St. Cloud State, falling 4-1 Saturday on Senior Day at the Sanford Center. Clair DeGeorge scored a second-period goal to prevent the shutout and make it a one-goal game, but the Huskies (8-18-5, 6-14-4-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) tallied a pair of third-period goals to clinch the series sweep.
BEMIDJI -- Emma Polusny was unstoppable in net Friday night and kept the Bemidji State women’s hockey team guessing in a 4-0 shutout win for St. Cloud State at the Sanford Center. The freshman goaltender made 26 saves to claim her fourth shutout of the season, setting a program single-season record in the process while improving to 5-8-3 on the year.