The Bemidji High School girls hockey team will try to shock Section 8AA this year, as the Lumberjacks enter into the postseason tournament with the No. 8 seed.
BHS (1-16-1) will face top-seeded and defending champ Roseau -- the same team that’s knocked Bemidji out of the playoffs in each of the past three years -- for a first-round matchup 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 16.
The Rams (12-5-1) defeated the Jacks 6-0 at home on Feb. 11. It was Roseau’s 31st straight victory in the series, dating back to 2007.
The winner will face either No. 4-seeded Moorhead or No. 5-seeded St. Cloud on Thursday, March 18, at the high seed. The Section 8AA championship game is scheduled for Saturday, March 20, at the high seed.
On the other half of the bracket, No. 2 Brainerd hosts No. 7 Sartell/Sauk Rapids and No. 3 Alexandria hosts No. 6 Buffalo in the first round.
The Bemidji High School girls hockey team struck first in its regular season finale on Friday, but Fergus Falls came back with a vengeance for a 6-2 home win over the Lumberjacks.
Nettie Kimble tallied 32 saves on 38 shots for the Jacks, while Ana Jyrkas went 16-for-18 between the pipes for Fergus Falls.
The Lumberjacks end the regular season with a 1-15-1 record. They’ll be on the road for the first round of the Section 8AA Tournament on Tuesday, March 16. Seedings and opponents are still to be determined.
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Nettie Kimble, Bemidji. The senior goaltender backed the Lumberjacks’ first win of the season on March 6, a 3-1 victory at Sartell/Sauk Rapids. Kimble, who has faced on average 43 shots per game this winter, made 46 saves in the Lumberjacks’ (1-15-1) most recent win for a season-best .979 save percentage.