Wayne State's Christmas list might be very short. Just give them some goal scorers and they should be happy.
Wayne State (3-12-0, 1-3-0 CHA) was shutout again on Friday, scored only a pair on Saturday and was swept at the Coliseum over the weekend by the Bemidi State Beavers.
One shot was all Bemidji State needed on Friday night as the Beavers stole a 1-0 victory.
Matt Pope made amends for being stopped on a first period breakaway by going top corner over Warrior goalie Brett Bothwell at 2:31 of the third for the only score of contest.
Bothwell was solid, stopping 26 shots in the loss.
Matt Climie was perfect on the other end, blocking all 21 shots he faced for his second shutout of the year.
Wayne State's power-play was blanked as well, going 0-for-7 for the night. BSU finished 0-for-5 with the man-advantage.
The loss also set a school record as they Warriors were blanked for the fifth time this year.
Saturday night, the Warriors spotted the Beavers a four-goal lead and paid for it by falling by a final score of 4-2.
Luke Erickson scored the first two goals of the night and was rewarded by moving past Andrew Murray as BSU's all time leading scorer with 117 points.
Pope and Ryan Miller also scored to put the Beavers up 4-0 by the 3:49 mark of the second period.
Derek Bachynski (pictured) scored on a rebound at 12:47 of the second on the power play to put Wayne State on the board.
Matt Krug added a shorthanded marker at 16:32 to cut the Beavers lead in half, but that's as close as the Warriors would get.
Climie slammed the door from there and stopped 29 shots in net for the victory.
Bothwell started his second straight game between the pipes for Wayne State, but didn't survive the second period. "BB" was lifted after surrendering four goals on 14 shots and was replaced by senior Will Hooper.
Wayne State's defense was impenetrable for the remainder of the contest and Hooper was not forced to make a single save.
Wayne State will continue CHA play on the road with a pair of games at conference leading Niagara next weekend.
- Wayne State has not beaten Bemidji State since defeating the Beavers 6-4 in Detroit on November 23, 2004.
- Baychinski's power-play marker on Saturday night snapped a 0-for-57 skid against BSU.
- The Green and Gold are 0-4 and have scored just three goals in the chilly confines of the Coliseum this season.
Photo courtesy of WSU Athletics and Mark Hicks / Westside Photography