|2nd||15:05||MNS||1-0||EV GW||Teddy Blueger (10)||Brad McClure/10|
|3rd||2:33||MNS||2-0||PP||Bryce Gervais (20)||Matt Leitner/25, Teddy Blueger/14|
|3rd||8:03||MNS||3-0||PP||Zach Palmquist (7)||Casey Nelson/20, Brad McClure/11|
|3rd||14:48||MNS||4-0||EV||Zach Stepan (3)||Carter Foguth/6|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|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)||60:00||4||20||15||14||49|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Stephon Williams (W, 19-3-1)||59:56||0||7||3||2||12|
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.