|1st||1:20||STC||1-0||EV||Joey Benik (16)||David Morley/21, Patrick Newell/10|
|1st||12:57||STC||2-0||EV||Joey Benik (17)||Patrick Newell/11, Ethan Prow/21|
|2nd||5:23||STC||3-0||EV GW||Patrick Russell (13)||Mikey Eyssimont/11, Kalle Kossila/24|
|2nd||14:18||STC||4-0||EV||Kalle Kossila (11)||Patrick Russell/14, Niklas Nevalainen/18|
|3rd||9:04||BMJ||1-4||EV||Kyle Bauman (5)||Markus Gerbrandt/14|
|3rd||16:31||STC||5-1||EV EN||Mikey Eyssimont (8)||Ethan Prow/22|
|3rd||18:31||BMJ||2-5||PP||Phillip Marinaccio (2)||Kyle Bauman/7, Brendan Harms/15|
|St. Cloud State||2||2||1||5|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|St. Cloud State||5||10||9||24|
|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)||60:00||2||3||4||15||22|
|Bemidji State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Michael Bitzer (L, 7-11-4)||34:18||4||3||5||0||8|
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.