ONE GOAL AND THEN HIT THE NEXT AND MAKE SOME SHOTS OUT THERE.>>WELL, EVERYTHING WAS IN PLACE FOR A STORYBOOK REGULAR SEASON ENDING FOR THE BEMIDJI STATE MEN’S HOCKEY TEAM. A WIN ON SENIOR NIGHT ON SATURDAY WOULD GIVE THE BEAVERS A SHARE OF THE MIC-NAUGHTON CUP AND A NUMBER ONE SEED IN THE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT. HOWEVER, MINNESOTA STATE HAD OTHER PLANS AS THEY DISAPPOINTED A PACKED HOUSE AT THE SANFORD CENTER BY HOLDING ON TO WIN 4 TO 1. WITH THE WIN THE MAVERICKS STILL HAVEN’T BEEN SWEPT SINCE DECEMBER OF 2018. IN THE FIRST PERIOD, NICK RIVERA GOT THE MAVS ON THE BOARD FIRST, WITH A GOAL RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE NET. MINNESOTA STATE UP 1-ZIP. AFTER ANOTHER MAVERICK GOAL, BEAVERS FOUGHT BACK IN THE THIRD. TOMMY MUCK TO ETHAN SAMOZA WHO HITS IT OFF THE CROSS BAR. THAT MADE IT 2 TO 1. LOTS OF CHANCES ALL NIGHT LONG FOR BEMIDJI STATE TO TRY EITHER CLOSE THE GAP OR TIE THE GAME, BUT MAVERICKS GOALIE DRYDEN MCKAY WAS AN ABSOLUTE ROADBLOCK. HE HAD 38 SAVES ON THE NIGHT. MAVERICKS END UP TAKING THE MIC-NAUGHTON CUP OUTRIGHT. THEY WIN WITH A FINAL SCORE OF 4 TO 1. BSU WILL LOOK TO BOUNCE BACK AS THEY’LL HOST LAKE SUPERIOR STATE ON FRIDAY IN THE QUARTERFINALS OF THE WCHA CONFERENCE