2019 BSU Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

Denis Lemieux

1968-1972

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         Athletic Accomplishments while at BSU:

         A four-year letter winner, Denis Lemieux played in 91 games for the Bemidji State men’s hockey team from 1968-71.

         The centerman posted 129 points on 59 goals and 70 assists for an average of 1.47 points per game and remains 22nd on BSU’s all-time scoring lists. In 1970-71, he led the team in scoring (52 points) and goals scored (32) and remains tied for 10th on BSU’s single-season goal-scoring list.

         Lemieux is one of just two players in Beaver Hockey history to register six goals in a single game. He accomplished the feat in an 11-1 victory over Wisconsin-Superior Feb. 13, 1071. Following the 1970-71 season, he was selected as the ICHA Most Valuable Player and was voted as a team captain in 1971-72.

         Lemieux earned All-America honors at the conclusion of the 1971 season and is one of BSU Hockey’s 50 Years. As a Beaver, he was a member of three ICHA championship teams (1969, 1970 and 2971).

         Editor’s note: The above was sent to Edel Cowan on December 22, 2018 from Daryl Harrison (Alida). Jan Rutten (Denis’s wife) was telling him about Denis’ induction. Denis (May 1949 – April 1985) was the son of Paul and Adrienne Lemieux. He was raised on the farm near Alida, attended Bemidji State College and later returned home to Alida. He and his wife Jan farmed the home farm, raising four children until his untimely death in 1985.

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