Bemidji State Rolls Past North Dakota, 5-1
Sophomore forward Brendan Harms scores two goals for Beavers

Junior forward Markus Gerbrandt had a goal and an assist for the Beavers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 11:26  BMJ1-0 SH Brendan Harms (1) -
2nd 9:09  BMJ2-0 EV GW Brendan Harms (2)Markus Gerbrandt/1
2nd 15:46  BMJ3-0 PP Markus Gerbrandt (1)Ruslan Pedan/1
2nd 17:35  BMJ4-0 EV Sam Rendle (1)Phillip Marinaccio/1, Matt Prapavessis/1
2nd 17:50  BMJ5-0 EV Charlie O'Connor (1)Mitch Cain/1, Phil Brewer/1
3rd 13:08  NDK1-5 PP Nick Schmaltz (1)Paul LaDue/1, Drake Caggiula/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Bemidji State  1405
North Dakota  0011
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Bemidji State  1316433
North Dakota  971026
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Bemidji State (1-0-0)  1/4 4/8 1
North Dakota (0-1-0)  1/4 4/8 0
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Michael Bitzer (W, 1-0-0)60:001 97925
North Dakota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Zane McIntyre (L, 0-1-0)37:354 1212024
Cam Johnson22:251 0044

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Ralph Engelstad Arena) - Brendan Harms (F, So., Steinbach, Manitoba) scored twice and Markus Gerbrandt (F, Jr., Edmonton, Alberta) added a goal and an assist as the Bemidji State University men's hockey team downed No 2 University of North Dakota, 5-1, for its first victory in Grand Forks since Feb. 7, 1970.

It took the Beavers just 11:26 to find the scoreboard, and the veteran squad showed the nationally-ranked hosts just what they were made of. With Phillip Marinaccio (F, So., Nobleton, Ontario) in the penalty box for Hooking, the BSU penalty-kill unit put the Beavers up 1-0. Harms ripped his first goal of the season in from the right face off dot to give Bemidji State a lead it would never relinquish.

Harms netted his second goal of the night at the 9:09 mark of the second period with help from Gerbrandt. The goal would not only mark the sophomore's second career multi-goal game, it also opened the floodgates. During the next 10:51, the Beavers got a power-play goal from Gerbrandt and Sam Rendle (D, Sr., Grand Rapids, Minn.) and Charlie O'Connor (F, So., Elk Grove Village, Ill.) would add even-strength tallies separated by just 15 seconds to end UND goaltender Zane McIntyre's night after 37:35 seconds and take a 5-0 lead into the second intermission.

In his collegiate debut, Michael Bitzer (G, Fr., Moorhead, Minn.) posted 25 saves and kept a potent UND lineup off the scoreboard for 53:08 before Nick Schmaltz found the back of the net on the power play.

The Beavers out shot UND 33-26 and each team was 1-for-4 on the power play.

Bemidji State (1-0-0) returns to Sanford Center to host North Dakota (0-1-0) in the back end of the nonconference, hone-and-home series. Opening face off is set for 7:07 p.m.