And we’re underway. The rink is slightly more than half full, and is overwhelming supporting Bemidji – everybody loves an underdog.
Miami goaltender Cody Reichard slightly misplays a puck behind his net iin the first minute, reminding everybody of the miscue by Notre Dame netminder Jordan Pearce early in the Beavers’ opening round win.
This time, no damage done and the teams trade scoring opportunities through the first eight minutes.
Vincent LaVerde goes to the box for a hold, but a minute into the Beavers’ power play they take a penalty of their own.
Neither team scores on its man advantage, and we have 10 minutes in the books.