LEWISTON -- Bring out the cliches about big games and do-or-die time. The two-game set between Niagara and Bemidji State which begins tonight (7 p.m.) and Friday (7 p.m.) will likely determine the regular season champ in College Hockey America.
Bemidji is in first with 19 points and Niagara trails by two, although the Purple Eagles have two games at hand over the Beavers.
On the Bemidji State roster is defenseman Chris Peluso, who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2004. The 5-for-10 junior has 11 points in 26 games for the Beavers this year.
--- Amy Moritz