He had to wait a while, but Bemidji State coach Tom Serratore finally got his 200th career victory on Saturday.
The Beavers gave it to him with a big 5-1 upset of No. 10-rated Denver at the Sanford Center in Bemidji. The crowd was 3,268.
Junior forward Jeff Jubinville of Edmonton, Alberta scored two goals for BSU. And the Beavers won the special teams battle, going 2-for-4 on the power play while its penalty killers held the Pioneers 0-for-5 on their power play.
Five goals for Bemidji State tied a season high.
L.inemates Brance Orban, a senior from Lethbridge, Alberta, and David Boehm, a senior from Naples, Fla., each had a goal and two assists for Bemidji State. Junior forward Radoslav Illo of Bytrica, Slovakia, had two assists
Sophomore goalie Andrew Walsh of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, had 24 saves for the home team.
BSU led 5-0 when Denver's Nick Shore scored with 11 seconds left in the second. It was his seventh goal of the season, but first since Nov. 23 versus Yale.
The Pioneers still lead their all-time series with Bemidji State 11-2-1, but the Beavers are 2-2-1 in the last five matchups. The two teams had a 1-1 tie on Friday after a scoreless overtime.
Bemidji State (5-8-3, 4-7-3 WCHA) is off now until Dec. 30-31 when it travels to Hanover, N.H. to play in the Ledyard National Bank Classic. The Beavers’ first opponent will be Massachusetts at 3 p.m. Sunday. The next day, they will play either Dartmouth or New Hampshire.
DU WINLESS IN LAST EIGHT
Denver (9-6-3, 7-4-3) is winless in eight consecutive games, dating back to a 2-1 loss vs. Yale on Nov. 23.
The Pioneers are 0-5-3 over the stretch.
Denver goaltender Adam Murray, making his first start since Oct. 27 because of an injury, finished with 25 saves.
Bemidji State outshot Denver 30-25, including 26-17 over the first and second periods.
The Pioneers are off now until Saturday, Dec. 29 when they face Boston University at Magness Arena in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game.