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Beaver Hockey Fans Swarm Sally’s Saloon Before Mariucci Classic

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BSU fans turn out for the 27th Mariucci Classic

Beaver Pride ran high for BSU Men's Hockey before their Mariucci Classic appearance on December 28, 2019 in Minneapolis.

Hosted by the BSU Twins Cities Alumni Chapter, over 100 BSU alumni and hockey fans gathered at Sally's Saloon near the University of Minnesota campus before the BSU Beavers faced-off against the U of M Golden Gophers.

The Mariucci Classic was hosted at 3M Arena at Mariucci after a two-year hiatus on December 28-29, 2019. The tournament featured four Minnesota men's college hockey teams - Bemidji State University, University of Minnesota, Minnesota State University - Mankato and St. Cloud State University. 

The Beavers played well, but came up short against the Gophers on Saturday night, losing 5-2. The next day, MSU - Mankato shut out the Beavers by a score of 2-0 with two quick, first period goals.

The Golden Gophers claimed the Mariucci Classic title for the 15th time in tournament history on Sunday by beating St. Cloud State, 4-1.

The BSU Alumni & Foundation donated two Sanford Center suite tickets to a future Beaver Men's Hockey game, which were won in a drawing by Kevin Geerdes '92 of Bemidji.