Ward Scores in Overtime as Bemidji State Edges Alaska, 4-3
Junior Cory Ward scores at 2:03 of overtime for Beavers

Junior Cory Ward scored at 2:03 of over time for the Beavers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 1:15  BMJ1-0 EV Nate Arentz (2) -
2nd 5:03  AKF1-1 EV Marcus Basara (2)Zach Frye/1
2nd 6:56  AKF2-1 PP Garrick Perry (2)Tyler Morley/5, Marcus Basara/2
2nd 9:56  BMJ2-2 EV Myles Fitzgerald (2)Charlie O'Connor/1, Matt Prapavessis/2
2nd 16:53  BMJ3-2 EV Nate Arentz (3)Brendan Harms/3
2nd 18:11  AKF3-3 EV Nolan Huysmans (2)Colton Parayko/3
OT 2:03  BMJ4-3 EV GW Cory Ward (2)Phillip Marinaccio/2, Nate Arentz/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Alaska  03003
Bemidji State  12014
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Alaska  111111033
Bemidji State  868123
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Alaska (5-3-0)  1/6 6/12 0
Bemidji State (3-3-0)  0/6 6/12 0
Alaska Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Sean Cahill (L, 2-2-0)62:034 748019
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Andrew Walsh (W, 1-2-0)62:033 11811030

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sanford Center) -- Cory Ward scored 2:03 into overtime to propel the Bemidji State men's ice hockey team to a 4-3 victory over University of Alaska Saturday at Sanford Center to clinch a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series sweep.

Nate Arentz collected his second consecutive multi-point game, netting a pair of goals to go with an assist on the game-winner to complete the weekend with five points (3g, 2a).

Andrew Walsh improved to 1-2-0 on the season, turning aside 30 Nanooks' shots and backstopping a penalty-kill unit that snuffed out five of UA's six man-advantage opportunities.

The Beavers, now 3-3-0 overall and 2-0-0 in WCHA play, hit the road to face the league's preseason favorite in Minnesota State University, Mankato (5-3-0; 3-1-0 WCHA) Nov. 7-8. The series will get underway from Verizon Wireless Center at 7:07 p.m. Friday, with the opening faceoff for the series finale set for 7:07 p.m. Saturday.

Bemidji State men's hockey notes:

- Following a 4-3 overtime victory Saturday and a series sweep, BSU is 6-2-1 all-time versus the Nanooks and have won three straight in a series that got its start Jan. 3, 1982.

- BSU evens its record at 3-3-0 overall and is 2-0-0 in league play.

- Bemidji State is 2-1-0 at home this season.

- BSU was 0-for-6 on the man advantage Friday, marking the Beavers' third consecutive game without a power-play goal.

- BSU's last power-play tally came off the stick of Cory Ward in the third period of BSU's Oct. 10 game at Minnesota-- a streak stretching 16 power-play chances.

- Brendan Harms logged a goal and an assist for his second multi-point effort in four games played.

- Nate Arentz logged the second consecutive multi-point game and the third of his collegiate career with two goals and an assist.

- Arentz has now scored at least a point in each of the Beavers' last three games (3g-3a).

- With an assist Saturday, Brendan Harms has scored in the last three games he's play in (1g-3a).

- This weekend's sweep marks the Beavers' first at Sanford Center since Feb. 10-11, 2012 versus Colorado College (4-1 and 4-2).

- The sweep was the first in league play since earned back-to-back wins at Lake Superior State Jan. 10-11, 2014 (5-2 and 3-1).

- Bemidji State is 5-1-1 when hosting Alaska all time.

- BSU is now averaging 4.78 goals per game in nine all-time games versus Alaska.

- Bemidji State is now 3-for-28 (.107) on the man advantage this year.

- The BSU penalty-kill unit held the Nanooks to 1-for-6 on the man advantage tonight to move to 26-of-32 (.812) on the season.

- In just four games of his sophomore campaign, Charlie O'Connor has surpassed his freshman point total (2g-2a).

- Matt Prapavessis has posted a point in three consecutive games after an assist Saturday. The defender now has six points (3g-3a) in five career games versus the Nanooks.

- In six career games versus the Nanooks, Cory Ward now has six points (4g-2a).

- Picking up his first win of the season, Andrew Walsh matched a season-high 30 saves.

- Walsh improved to 2-1-0 versus Alaska and now has a.946 save percentage and a 2.64 goals against average.

- BSU was outshot 33-23 Saturday to gain its second straight win despite being out shot. BSU is 2-3-0 when being outshot this season. BSU was outshot 60-47 in the series. BSU is 3-1-0 this season when scoring first. Through its first six gams of 2014-15, BSU is averaging 3.5 goals per game. A year ago it posted 2.42 goals per game.