Oct 15, 2011 12:44 AM by Jordan Mason
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Goalie Joe Howe made 25 saves to lead Colorado College to a 3-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association win over Bemidji State in the Tigers' season opener on Friday.
Howe never faced more than nine shots in any period.
Jaden Schwartz scored the game-winning goal in the second period for the Tigers (1-0-0, 1-0-0), who outshot the Beavers 28-26. Michael Boivin had a goal and an assist and Gabe Guentzel added a goal.
Mitch Cain scored the only goal for Bemidji State (1-2-0, 0-1-0), tying the game at 1-1 in the second period.
Bemidji State goalie Dan Bakala made 25 stops.
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