Bemidji boys hockey struck first for the second time in three games, but Warroad responded with five unanswered goals to win 5-1 on Tuesday at the Warroad Gardens, keeping the Lumberjacks winless in the new season.
Just as he had done the previous week at Roseau in the season opener, Ethan Maish tallied the opening goal of the game for the Lumberjacks at 8:20 of the first on assists from Nate Mannausau and Wyatt Mattfield.
Warroad bounced back with two goals separated by just 55 seconds. Talented sophomore Jayson Shaugabay notched the first on the power play at 11:51 of period one, followed by Luke Erickson on a rebound.
It took only 33 seconds of the second period for the Warriors to tack on another goal, with Anthony Foster finishing off a prolonged stretch in the offensive zone.
Tanner Rebischke was kept busy throughout the evening, making 27 saves on 32 shots faced. He made a pair of notable saves in the final two periods, first denying Sky Solig in the slot and then shutting down a chance from Matt Hard.
At the other end of the ice, the Lumberjacks failed to cash in on a few good chances and the rebounds that followed them.
Goals from Foster and Luke Johnson in the third period capped off the scoring for Warroad, dropping Bemidji to a third straight loss to begin the season.
The Lumberjacks will play at home for the first time this season Friday, hosting Crookston at 7:15pm. Pregame will be at 7 on KBUN Plus FM 100.1/AM 1450 and KBUN2 at kbunsportsradio.com.