|1st||11:26||BMJ||1-0||SH||Brendan Harms (1)||-|
|2nd||9:09||BMJ||2-0||EV GW||Brendan Harms (2)||Markus Gerbrandt/1|
|2nd||15:46||BMJ||3-0||PP||Markus Gerbrandt (1)||Ruslan Pedan/1|
|2nd||17:35||BMJ||4-0||EV||Sam Rendle (1)||Phillip Marinaccio/1, Matt Prapavessis/1|
|2nd||17:50||BMJ||5-0||EV||Charlie O'Connor (1)||Mitch Cain/1, Phil Brewer/1|
|3rd||13:08||NDK||1-5||PP||Nick Schmaltz (1)||Paul LaDue/1, Drake Caggiula/1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|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)||60:00||1||9||7||9||25|
|North Dakota Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Zane McIntyre (L, 0-1-0)||37:35||4||12||12||0||24|
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.