|1st||4:30||BMJ||1-0||EV||Matt Prapavessis (2)||Brendan Harms/2, Sam Rendle/1|
|1st||11:53||AKF||1-1||EV||Nolan Kaiser (2)||Tyler Morley/4, Colton Parayko/2|
|2nd||4:16||BMJ||2-1||EV GW||Nate Arentz (1)||Markus Gerbrandt/3, Sam Rendle/2|
|2nd||19:54||BMJ||3-1||EV||Brendan Harms (3)||Nate Arentz/2|
|3rd||7:06||BMJ||4-1||SH||Charlie O'Connor (2)||-|
|3rd||12:06||BMJ||5-1||EV||Phillip Marinaccio (1)||-|
|3rd||15:05||BMJ||6-1||EV||Charlie O'Connor (3)||Ruslan Pedan/3, Graeme McCormack/2|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Bemidji State (2-3-0)||0/2||6/15||1|
|Davis Jones (L, 3-1-0)||60:00||6||6||9||3||18|
|Bemidji State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Michael Bitzer (W, 2-1-0)||60:00||1||7||12||7||26|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sanford Center) -- Charlie O'Connor scored twice, while Nate Arentz and Brendan Harms each added a goal and an assist and San Rendle posted two assists to lead the Bemidji State University men's hockey team to a 6-1 victory over University of Alaska to open the Western Collegiate Hockey Association season Friday at Sanford Center.
Nine different BSU players logged at least a point to help the Beavers record their first six-goal game since a 6-1 triumph over University of Alabama-Huntsville Oct. 25, 2013 and snap a three-game losing skid. O'Connor, who netted just two goals in all of his freshman season, posted a short-handed goal early in the third and scored again late in the period to put the game out of reach for the Nanooks.
Tied 1-1 after 20 minutes of play, Arentz stuck with the puck out of a scrum in front of the net to score the eventual game-winning goal-the first of his collegiate career-4:16 into the second.
After a dominant period of action, the Beavers completely stole momentum when Harms potted his third goal of the season with just six seconds left in the frame to go up 3-1.
Whistled six times for 15 minutes of penalties, the Beavers' penalty-kill unit played a key role in the victory. BSU snuffed out all six of the Nanooks' power-play opportunities and piled up a total of 15-blocked shots.
Bemidji State's power play was also held scoreless in the game, failing to net a goal on either of its man-advantage opportunities and managed just one shot on the power play.
Outshot 27-24 in the game, BSU freshman goaltender Michael Bitzer earned his second victory of the season, stopping 26 Alaska shots. He improved to 2-1-0.
The Beavers, which climbed to 2-3-0 on the season and 1-0-0 in league play, will face the same Alaska (5-1-0; 0-1-0 WCHA) team tomorrow at 7:07 p.m. to wrap up the WCHA series.