Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bemidji's new digs (updated)

Here's an additional video by The Bemidji Pioneer's Eric Stromgren. I talked to Mavericks defenseman Channing Boe, a Bemidji native, who told me that he did some work on the building over the summer while working for his family's excavation company.

Friday and Saturday will mark Minnesota State's final games at Bemidji State's John S. Glas Fieldhouse. Next season, when the Beavers join the WCHA, they will move into the Bemidji Regional Events Center, which is currently being constructed.

The Mavericks will not play at the new arena next season. Bemidji State released its first WCHA season schedule earlier this year and will travel to Mankato for the teams' only meeting of the season.

1 comment:

Ian said...

That's great they're getting the new Events Center but it'll be sad to see the Glas not used for hockey anymore.

I spent a year at school up there and that little "arena" was so much fun. I was there the night they retired Joel Otto's number - that was pretty special.

The outdoor hockey up there is something to experience too.

I played with a group of guys from Iowa here that think they're king-snot. I told them not to go way up north otherwise the 10-11 year olds will start skating circles around them and damage their egos, haha.