Minnesota State Shuts Out Alaska Anchorage, 4-0, to Sweep Weekend
Junior Teddy Blueger registers goal and assist for Mavericks

Junior Teddy Blueger scored a goal and an assist for the Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 15:05  MNS1-0 EV GW Teddy Blueger (10)Brad McClure/10
3rd 2:33  MNS2-0 PP Bryce Gervais (20)Matt Leitner/25, Teddy Blueger/14
3rd 8:03  MNS3-0 PP Zach Palmquist (7)Casey Nelson/20, Brad McClure/11
3rd 14:48  MNS4-0 EV Zach Stepan (3)Carter Foguth/6
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Alaska Anchorage  0000
Minnesota State  0134
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Alaska Anchorage  73212
Minnesota State  20161753
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Alaska Anchorage (7-15-4)  0/4 9/29 0
Minnesota State (23-5-1)  2/6 6/12 0
Alaska Anchorage Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Olivier Mantha (L, 6-11-3)60:004 20151449
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Stephon Williams (W, 19-3-1)59:560 73212
Empty Net0:040     

MANKATO, Minn. - Top-rated Minnesota State closed out a home sweep over Alaska Anchorage in downing the Seawolves 4-0 in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association contest played in Mankato Saturday evening.

The win gives the Mavericks their 17th victory in the last 20 games.

After skating through a scoreless first period, junior forward Teddy Blueger pounced on a rebound before putting the puck into the back of the net for his tenth goal of the season at 15:05 of the second.

The Mavericks added a trio of goals in the third period. Junior forward Bryce Gervais connected for his team-high 20th goal of the season with Minnesota State on the power play at 2:33. Then, at 8:03, senior defenseman Zach Palmquist tallied his seventh goal of the season with another power play marker. Sophomore Zach Stepan chipped in at 14:48 when he wristed a shot from the left wing past Olivier Mantha for his third goal of 2014-15.

Blueger's goal is his sixth career game-winning tally and freshman forward Brad McClure chipped in with a pair of assists in the win.

Minnesota State, which converted on two-of-four chances on the power play, outshot UAA by a 53-12 margin in the game as junior netminder Stephon Williams upped his record on the season to 18-3-1. Williams now has eight career shut-outs in extending his school record.

The Mavericks are now 23-5-1 on the season (19-2-1 WCHA) with tonight's win. Alaska Anchorage stands 7-15-4 (4-14-2 WCHA).

Minnesota State continues league play next Friday and Saturday with a road series in Fairbanks with the University of Alaska.