Vieth Scores in Overtime to Send Alaska Past Minnesota State, 5-4
Freshman Austin Vieth scores at 2:59 of overtime for Nanooks

Tyler Morley scored two goals for Nanooks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 5:16  AKF1-0 EV Tyler Morley (3)Garrick Perry/8, Marcus Basara/5
1st 7:56  MNS1-1 EV Bryce Gervais (10)Carter Foguth/3, Teddy Blueger/7
2nd 1:51  AKF2-1 EV Tayler Munson (3)Peter Krieger/3, Kyle Froese/2
2nd 15:14  MNS2-2 EV Blake Thompson (1)Bryce Gervais/6, Zeb Knutson/1
3rd 0:22  MNS3-2 PP Matt Leitner (5)Jean-Paul Lafontaine/11
3rd 5:19  AKF3-3 EV Tyler Morley (4)Marcus Basara/6, Colton Parayko/7
3rd 7:32  AKF4-3 EV Austin Vieth (5)Tayler Munson/1, Josh Atkinson/3
3rd 16:40  MNS4-4 EV Brad McClure (5)Casey Nelson/9, Jean-Paul Lafontaine/12
OT 2:59  AKF5-4 EV GW Austin Vieth (6)Tayler Munson/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Alaska  11215
Minnesota State  11204
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Alaska  5812126
Minnesota State  171411042
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Alaska (8-7-0)  0/3 7/14 0
Minnesota State (11-4-0)  1/6 4/8 0
Alaska Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Davis Jones (W, 5-3-0)62:594 16139038
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Stephon Williams (L, 11-2-0)62:595 4710021

MANKATO, Minn. - Second-rated Minnesota State rallied to tie the game three times, but could not pull away from Alaska, eventually falling 5-4 overtime to the visiting Nanooks in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association contest played in Mankato Friday evening.

Alaska got on the board first when Tyler Morley tapped in a pass from Garrick Perry at 5:16 of the opening stanza. Minnesota State junior forward Bryce Gervais converted on a rebound off of a shot from the point by sophomore defenseman Carter Foguth at 7:56 in making it a 1-1 game. The goal gives Gervais a team-high ten on the season.The Nanooks regained the lead at 1:51 of the second frame on Tyler Morley's rebound marker. Junior defenseman Blake Thompson tallied his first career goal when his pass from the side went in off a skate at 15:14 and at the end of two periods of play the score stood 2-2.

Senior forward Matt Leitner rifled a shot over the shoulder of Nanooks netminder Davis Jones 22 seconds into the third period to give the Mavericks their first lead of the night, but the Nanooks scored back-to-back goals, with Tyler Morley's coming at 5:19 and Austin Veith's at 7:32, as Alaska grabbed a 4-3 advantage. Maverick freshman forward Brad McClure notched his fifth goal of the season at 16:40, knotting things up yet again and after 60 minutes of action, it was 4-4.

The Nanooks ended it at 2:59 of overtime when Veith beat Stephon Williams along the ice on the glove side from right in front of the net.

Minnesota State, which converted on one of six power play chances, outshot Alaska by a 42-26 margin in the game. Gervais, who had a team-high six shots on goal in the contest, had a goal and an assist and senior forward Jean-Paul Lafontaine contributed a pair of helpers.

The Mavericks, who saw their winning streak end at six games, are now 11-4-0 on the season (9-2-0 WCHA) with tonight's loss.

The two teams finish the two-game league series Saturday with a 7:07 p.m. face-off scheduled at Verizon Wireless Center.