Junior forward Michael Dorr nets game-winner with 23 seconds remaining for Mavericks

Michael Dorr scored the game-winning goal for the Mavericks

Hoffman Estates, Ill. --- Michael Dorr's goal with 23 seconds remaining gave Minnesota State a 4-3 win over 12th-rated Notre Dame at the third-annual Shillelagh Tournament in suburban Chicago, Saturday.

The Mavericks got some offensive production from the backend in the first period on a pair of goals scored by defensemen. With MSU on the power play, junior defenseman Cameron Cooper fired a shot from the blueline that beat Fighting Irish netminder Mike Johnson at 11:16. The goal is the first career power play marker for Cooper. Sophomore Evan Mosey scored in a similar fashion with his wrister from 40 feet out finding the back of the net at 16:25 for his first goal of the year.

Notre Dame responded with three straight goals at the start of the second period. Ben Ryan tallied on the rebound at 4:12 that beat MSU sophomore Phil Cook on the stick side. Jeff Costello's goal on a scramble at 6:46 tied it up and Notre Dame took its first lead when Calle Ridderwall slid the puck between Cook's pads into the net at 10:21. Rylan Galiardi's fifth goal of the year, which came at 19:07 from in front of the net, sent the teams into the locker room with the game knotted at 3-3.

Junior forward Michael Dorr ripped a slap shot from the right circle that beat Johnson on the shortside at 19:37 of the final stanza for the game-winning goal. The goal, Dorr's fifth of the year, is his second-game winning goal of the season.

Phil Cook had 34 saves for the Mavericks and senior forward Andrew Sackrison chipped in with two assists. Rylan Galiardi, who enjoyed a two-point night with a goal and an assist, extended his scoring streak to four games.

Now 7-8-4 overall and winners of five of its last eight games, Minnesota State plays tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. against Brown in the tournament championship game.