Bemidji State Falls To St. Cloud State, 5-2, At North Star College Cup
Sophomore forward Kyle Bauman and junior forward Phillip Marinaccio score goals for Beavers

Sophomore forward Kyle Bauman scored a goal for the Beavers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 1:20  STC1-0 EV Joey Benik (16)David Morley/21, Patrick Newell/10
1st 12:57  STC2-0 EV Joey Benik (17)Patrick Newell/11, Ethan Prow/21
2nd 5:23  STC3-0 EV GW Patrick Russell (13)Mikey Eyssimont/11, Kalle Kossila/24
2nd 14:18  STC4-0 EV Kalle Kossila (11)Patrick Russell/14, Niklas Nevalainen/18
3rd 9:04  BMJ1-4 EV Kyle Bauman (5)Markus Gerbrandt/14
3rd 16:31  STC5-1 EV EN Mikey Eyssimont (8)Ethan Prow/22
3rd 18:31  BMJ2-5 PP Phillip Marinaccio (2)Kyle Bauman/7, Brendan Harms/15
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
St. Cloud State  2215
Bemidji State  0022
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
St. Cloud State  510924
Bemidji State  341724
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
St. Cloud State (22-5-1)  0/2 1/2 0
Bemidji State (11-11-5)  1/1 2/7 0
St. Cloud State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Charlie Lindgren (W, 21-5-1)60:002 341522
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Michael Bitzer (L, 7-11-4)34:184 3508
Reid Mimmack25:240 03811
Empty Net0:181     

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Xcel Energy Center) - The Bemidji State University men's hockey team's attempt to defend its 2015 North Star College Cup title fell short Sunday as the Beavers were defeated, 4-1, by No. 3 St. Cloud State University.

The Huskies scored 80 seconds into the game and didn't take their foot of the gas as Joey Benik and Patrick Russell each netted a pair of goals and SCSU goaltender Charlie Lindgren turned aside all 15 of BSU's shots on goal.

Benik gave SCSU a 1-0 lead at the 1:20 mark of the first. BSU goaltender Michael Bitzer turned aside a shot from David Morely, but Benik was on the back door to tap in the rebound for his 16th goal of the season.

The Huskies took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission after Benik scored his second of the game at the 12:57 mark of the first.

The St. Cloud State lead swelled to 4-0 through 40 minutes of play as the Huskies out shot BSU 10-4 in the second period and got a pair of goals from Patrick Russell (5:23 and 14:18).

Russell's second goal ended Bitzer's night. He allowed four goals on 12 SCSU shots and 34:18 between the pipes. Reid Mimmack occupied BSU's crease for the final 25:42, making 12 saves in relief.

Bemidji State's Kyle Bauman ended Lindgren's shutout in 9:56 into the third, netting his fifth goal of the season. Markus Gerbrandt was credited with the lone assist on the play to total a team-best four points (2g-2a) on the weekend.

After SCSU's Mikey Eyssimont added an empty-net goal with 3:29 left in the game to go up 5-1, Phil Marinaccio scored on the power play to settle the score at 5-2.

BSU, now 11-11-5 overall, continues nonconference play after a week free of competition. The Beavers travel to University of Minnesota Duluth for a rare Tuesday matchup with the Bulldogs. The opening faceoff for the game originally scheduled for Oct. 9 is set for 7:07 p.m. at AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minn.