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By Brad E. Schlossman, Published April 10 2009

Bemidji’s miracle run comes to an end

WASHINGTON – The clocks in the Verizon Center read 7:30 p.m. when the game ended, but midnight would have been more appropriate.

Bemidji State’s Cinderella run is over.

A bigger, stronger and better Miami team came to the nation’s capital and finally took out the underdog Beavers 4-1 to earn a trip to Saturday’s national championship game.

Although the Beavers will head home early on a charter flight this morning, it was hard for them to be too disappointed on Thursday night. Not when, two weeks ago, they were heading into overtime against Robert Morris in the College Hockey America championship, one goal away from disappearing quietly into the offseason.

Instead, the Beavers earned their trip to the NCAA tournament, wiped out No. 1 seed Notre Dame and Cornell, became the first No. 16 overall seed to make the Frozen Four and saw their names in nearly every major newspaper in the country.

“Can’t ask for much more,” senior forward Tyler Scofield said. “It’s been a great run.”

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