Combs, Heller Lead Bemidji State Past Princeton, 5-3
Freshman forward Charlie Combs and senior forward Jordan Heller each score two goals for Beavers

Freshman forward Charlie Combs scored two goals for the Beavers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 1:15  PRN1-0 EV Max Becker (1)Liam Grande/1, Jackson Cressey/2
1st 3:49  BMJ1-1 EV Charlie Combs (3)Dan Billett/3
1st 10:59  BMJ2-1 EV Jordan Heller (1)Tommy Muck/2
1st 14:57  BMJ3-1 EV Jordan Heller (2)Mike Soucier/2
2nd 1:56  PRN2-3 EV Max Becker (2)Liam Grande/2, Jackson Cressey/3
2nd 4:25  BMJ4-2 EV GW Charlie Combs (4)Adam Brady/5, Zach Whitecloud/5
2nd 16:08  PRN3-4 PP David Hallisey (3)Josh Teves/5, Jackson Cressey/4
3rd 8:40  BMJ5-3 EV Gerry Fitzgerald (4)Justin Baudry/3, Zach Whitecloud/6
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Bemidji State  3115
Princeton  1203
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Bemidji State  1811433
Princeton  991230
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Bemidji State (5-4-2)  0/3 2/4 0
Princeton (3-4-1)  1/2 3/6 0
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Michael Bitzer (W, 5-4-2)59:543 871227
Empty Net0:060     
Princeton Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Ryan Ferland20:003 150015
Ben Halford (L, 0-1-0)38:032 010313
Empty Net1:570     

PRINCETON, N.J. (Hobey Baker Memorial Rink) -- Senior Jordan Heller and freshman Charlie Combs each scored twice to lead the Bemidji State University men's hockey team to a 5-3, series-opening victory at Princeton University, Wednesday.

After surrendering a goal just 75 seconds into the game, the Beavers bounced back to net three straight, hold a 3-1 lead at the conclusion of the first period and held off a second-period run by the Tigers to earn the two-goal non-conference victory.

In addition to the career-high goal-scoring performances by Combs and Heller, sophomore Zach Whitecloud posted a pair of assists in his return to the BSU lineup and Gerry Fitzgerald netted a goal.

Senior goaltender Michael Bitzer turned aside 27 shots to and allowed three goals in the victory. He improved to 5-4-1 on the season.

The Beavers and Tigers return to Hobey Baker Memorial Rink at 6 p.m. Friday to complete the series.