Bitzer, Bemidji State Shut Out Alabama Huntsville, 4-0
Freshman Kyle Bauman scores goal and assist for Beavers

Junior Cory Ward posted two assists for the Beavers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 6:39  BMJ1-0 PP GW Matt Prapavessis (5)Cory Ward/4, Kyle Bauman/4
1st 10:07  BMJ2-0 EV Charlie O'Connor (7)Sam Windle/3, Cory Ward/5
2nd 7:21  BMJ3-0 EV Kyle Bauman (1) -
3rd 16:21  BMJ4-0 EV John Parker (2)Markus Gerbrandt/7
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Alabama Huntsville  0000
Bemidji State  2114
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Alabama Huntsville  86418
Bemidji State  1510833
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Alabama Huntsville (5-15-3)  0/3 2/7 0
Bemidji State (6-10-3)  1/2 3/6 0
Alabama Huntsville Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Carmine Guerriero (L, 5-9-2)60:004 139729
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Michael Bitzer (W, 4-5-1)60:000 86418

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sanford Center) -- Kyle Bauman (1g-1a) and Cory Ward (2a) each notched two points as the Bemidji State University men's hockey team defeated University of Alabama-Huntsville, 4-0, in Western Collegiate Hockey Association play Friday evening at Sanford Center.

The Beavers' effort was backstopped by freshman goaltender Michael Bitzer, who turned aside 18 Charger shots to post his first collegiate shutout and extend BSU's unbeaten streak to six games (3-0-3).

It didn't take long for the Beavers, who where skating int their first action in 28 days, to shake off the rust and build a lead. Captain Matt Prapavessis netted a power-play goal through traffic at the 6:39 mark of the first period. His fifth tally of the season came with help form Ward and Bauman. Just over three minutes later (10:07), Charlie O'Connor scored his seventh of the season to send the Beavers into the first intermission owning a 2-0 advantage.

The second period was highlighted by Bauman's first collegiate goal. The freshman intercepted an errant pass in the slot and deposited it into the back of the net at the 7:21 mark of the frame.

John Parker brought the score to its final resting place at the 16:21 mark of the third period.

The Beavers finished the game with a 33-18 advantage in shot on goal and won the special teams battle going 1-for-2 on the man advantage while blanking the Chargers power-play unit on three opportunities (0-3).

Bitzer stopped eight shots in the first, six in the second and four in the third en rout to BSU's first shutout since Jan. 25 of last season when Andrew Walsh posted 25 saves to lead BSU to a 4-0 victory versus University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Bitzer improves to 4-5-1 in 2014-15.

Bemidji State, now 6-10-3 overall and 4-6-3 in league play, wraps ups its two-game series with Alabama-Huntsville tomorrow. Opening face off is set for 7:07 p.m. at Sanford Center.