Bemidji State’s Kinne, Recovering from Stroke: ‘I’m Doing Good’

The family of Bemidji State player Ben Kinne is said to be seeing positive signs of improvement as the forward recovers from a stroke suffered on Friday.

“Our thoughts are with Ben and his family and the goal for all of us is that he will fully recuperate,” Beavers coach Tom Serratore said in a statement released through the school on Monday.

Related link: Ben Kinne’s career statistics

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that Kinne suffered the stroke while working out.

“I’m doing good,” Kinne told the newspaper on Saturday.

Kinne, 22, has played in all 74 of Bemidji State’s games over the last two seasons, registering 18 goals and 39 points.

He had a memorable goal against Minnesota-Duluth on Jan. 23, tying the game with 1.6 seconds remaining; the Beavers won in overtime.


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