Three-Goal Third Period Lifts Minnesota State Past Alabama Huntsville, 3-1
Jean-Paul Lafontaine, Bryce Gervais and Zach Palmquist score goals for Mavericks

Senior forward Jean-Paul Lafontaine scores goal for Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
3rd 0:51  MNS1-0 EV Jean-Paul Lafontaine (1)Matt Leitner/4
3rd 3:31  MNS2-0 PP GW Bryce Gervais (2)Michael Huntebrinker/2, Zach Palmquist/3
3rd 19:29.8 ALH1-2 EV EA Max McHugh (1)Matt Salhany/2, Brandon Carlson/2
3rd 19:33.2 MNS3-1 EV EN Zach Palmquist (3)Matt Leitner/5
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Alabama Huntsville  0011
Minnesota State  0033
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Alabama Huntsville  77418
Minnesota State  18192057
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Alabama Huntsville (0-5-0)  0/4 6/12 0
Minnesota State (3-2-0)  1/4 6/12 0
Alabama Huntsville Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Carmine Guerriero (L, 0-3-0)59:072 18191754
Empty Net0:531     
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Stephon Williams (W, 3-0-0)59:281 77317
Empty Net0:320     

Mankato, Minn. --- 12th-rated Minnesota State used a trio of third-period tallies to pull away from Alabama-Huntsville, 3-1, in Western Collegiate Hockey Association action Friday in Mankato.

After going scoreless in the first two periods in which the Mavericks owned a 37-14 advantage in shots on goal, senior forward Jean-Paul Lafontaine got his first goal of the season at the :51 mark of the third period. Junior forward Bryce Gervais scored on a rebound with the Mavericks on the power play at 3:31 to make it a 2-0 Maverick advantage. UAH got on the board when Brandon Carlson's screened shot from the point with an extra attacker was tipped by Max McHugh past Stephon Williams at 19:30. The final goal of the game came on the ensuing draw after Matt Leitner's face-off win went to Zach Palmquist, and the senior defenseman shot the puck the length of the ice into the open net.

Palmquist had a goal and assist in the win and leads the Mavericks in scoring for the season with 3-3--6, while Leitner contributed a pair of assists to run his totals for 2014-15 to 0-5--5.

The Mavericks went one-for- four in power play chances on the night, while UAH was zero-of-three with the man advantage. Minnesota State owned a 57-18 advantage in shots on goal and the was played in front of 3,171 fans at Verizon Wireless Center.

Now 3-3-0 (1-0-0 WCHA) for the season, the Mavericks and the Chargers (0-5-0, 0-3-0 WCHA) close out the two-game series Saturday night with a 7:07 p.m. face-off scheduled.