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Game Notes: UND, BSU tangle in non-conference set
Courtesy: Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
Release: 01/10/2018
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This Week  
North Dakota wraps up the non-conference portion of its slate with a home-and-home series against old WCHA rival Bemidji State.

The two teams will open the series on Friday at Bemidji State’s Sanford Center before moving things back to Grand Forks for Saturday’s finale at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Broadcast Coverage  All UND men’s hockey games, home and away, can be heard on stations across the UND Sports Home of Economy Radio Network, as well as through the iHeart Radio app. The flaghsip station for the network is 96.1 FM (The Fox). Longtime broadcaster Tim Hennessy, in his 39th season as the voice of UND men’s hockey, calls the action while Steve Olson provides color analysis.

Friday’s game will not be televised. A live stream of the game can be purchased via WCHA.tv.

Saturday’s game will be telecast live on Midco Sports Network, with play-by-play voice Alex Heinert and color analyst and former UND goaltender Jake Brandt calling the action. Katie Hale is the rinkside reporter.
Saturday’s game will also be streamed live via NCHC.tv.

Social Media  
Receive live updates during all UND hockey games by following @UNDMHockey on Twitter. Fans can also follow the action via live chat at UNDsports.com, featuring Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald and Jayson Hajdu of UND Athletics.

Ticket Information
Tickets remain available for Saturday’s game against Bemidji State. 

Tickets can be purchased at the UND Box Office at Ralph Engelstad Arena or online at UNDsports.com/tickets.

About Bemidji State The Beavers bring a 9-game unbeaten streak into the series after sweeping conference rival Lake Superior State last weekend.

Senior goaltender Michael Bitzer was named WCHA Goaltender of the Week after picking up both wins vs. the Lakers, including his 20th career shutout on Saturday night. That total ties him for second in NCAA history behind only former Michigan State standout Ryan Miller, who had 26 shutouts from 1999-2002.

In 21 games this season, Bitzer is 11-5-5 with a 2.19 goals against average, .911 save percentage and four shutouts. 

Senior forward Kyle Bauman also picked up WCHA hardware on Monday, earning Offensive Player of the Week accolades for his 4-point series against LSSU. Bauman leads the Beavers in scoring with 24 points (8 goals, 16 assists) in 22 games.

Both BSU special teams units rank among the top 10 nationally, checking in at No. 2 in penalty killing (90.3 percent) and No. 10 in power play (23.8).

Click on the PDF link under 'Related Links' for a complete version of this week's game notes.

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