|1st||8:11||MNS||1-0||PP||Casey Nelson (4)||Matt Leitner/12, Zach Palmquist/10|
|2nd||5:20||MNS||2-0||PP||Dylan Margonari (5)||Casey Nelson/10, Teddy Blueger/8|
|2nd||9:10||AKF||1-2||EV||Nolan Youngmun (1)||Alec Hajdukovich/4, Josh Erickson/1|
|2nd||17:26||AKF||2-2||PP||Tyler Morley (5)||Colton Parayko/8|
|3rd||0:41||MNS||3-2||EV GW||Dylan Margonari (6)||Brad McClure/3, Sean Flanagan/7|
|3rd||8:47||MNS||4-2||EV||Brad McClure (6)||Zach Stepan/4, Blake Thompson/4|
|3rd||19:35||MNS||5-2||PP||Dylan Margonari (7)||Teddy Blueger/9, Brad McClure/4|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Minnesota State (12-4-0)||3/5||7/25||0|
|Davis Jones (L, 5-4-0)||60:00||5||6||7||7||20|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Cole Huggins (W, 1-2-0)||20:00||0||0||0||6||6|
MANKATO, Minn. - Second-rated Minnesota State got three goals from junior forward Dylan Margonari in skating past Alaska, 5-2, in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association contest played in Mankato Saturday evening.
Sophomore defenseman Casey Nelson scored with the Mavericks on the power play at 8:11 of the opening period to get things going.
It became a 2-0 Minnesota State lead at 5:20 of the second on a Dylan Margonari tally, but the Nanooks responded with a pair of goals before the end of the period. Nolan Youngmun beat Stephon Williams gloveside at 9:10 and then Tyler Morley converted on a power play chance at 17:27 to send the two teams into the locker rooms tied at two at the end of two periods of action.
Magonari roofed a backhander at the :41-second mark of the third period to give the Mavericks a 3-2 lead and freshman forward Brad McClure tallied his sixth goal of the season at 8:47 when he beat Nanook netminder Davis Jones from in tight. Margonari then completed his first career hat trick when he ripped one in from the slot past Jones at 19:34.
The hat trick by Margonari is the fourth by a Maverick this season (junior forwards Bryce Gervais, Teddy Blueger and Brett Knowles have the others). McClure and Casey Nelson both enjoyed two-point games with a goal and an assist each. Cole Huggins finished with six saves in the third period and upped his record to 1-2-0 for the year with the decision.
Minnesota State, which converted on two-of-five power play chances, outshot Alaska by a 24-14 margin in the game.
The Mavericks are now 12-4-0 on the season (10-2-0 WCHA) with tonight's victory.
Minnesota State continues home action next Friday and Saturday with nonconference foe Princeton visiting Verizon Wireless Center.