Beaver Fever Friday – Kyle Looft – Mens Hockey

Beavers return to Sanford Center to host Michigan Tech

The Bemidji State University men’s hockey team will host Michigan Technological University this weekend to continue regular-season CCHA play at Sanford Center. The Beavers and Huskies will get the two-game set underway with a 7:07 p.m. puck drop Friday before a 6:07 p.m. start for the series finale.

The Beavers open the weekend series with MTU as the No. 20 team in the national poll. It marks the seventh week BSU has been among the nation’s top 20 according to the organization. This weekend’s opponent, Michigan Tech, is slotted among “teams receiving votes.”

Two of the most historic programs in college hockey, BSU and MTU combine for nearly 5,000 games between them, yet they have met just 40 times prior to this weekend. The first head-to-head match up between the Beavers and Huskies didn’t take place until Jan. 12, 2007. BSU owns a slight 18-16-6 edge in the BSU-MTU all-time series, while it is 13-8-1 in games played in Bemidji thanks in part to being unbeaten in seven of the last eight games (6-1-1) played on its home ice in the rivalry dating back to March 3, 2018.

Last season, the Beavers got the best of the Huskies, in fact, they won five of the six meetings between the teams, including the last four consecutively, and outscored MTU 13-4 in those games.