Knowles Nets Hat Trick In Minnesota States's 7-0 Win At Lake Superior State
Junior forward Brett Knowles posts first career hat trick for Mavericks

Junior forward Brett Knowles scored a hat trick for Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 5:43  MNS1-0 EV GW Brett Knowles (1)Sean Flanagan/4, Max Gaede/2
2nd 4:55  MNS2-0 EV Chase Grant (4)Sean Flanagan/5, Jean-Paul Lafontaine/9
2nd 6:42  MNS3-0 EV Brett Knowles (2)Max Gaede/3
2nd 13:12  MNS4-0 EV Chase Grant (5)Jean-Paul Lafontaine/10, Zach Palmquist/9
2nd 16:03  MNS5-0 EV Teddy Blueger (7) -
3rd 11:25  MNS6-0 PP Casey Nelson (3)Sean Flanagan/6, C.J. Franklin/8
3rd 15:03  MNS7-0 PP Brett Knowles (3)Chase Grant/2, Casey Nelson/7
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota State  1427
Lake Superior State  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota State  1413936
Lake Superior State  109524
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota State (10-3-0)  2/5 3/6 0
Lake Superior State (3-12-0)  0/3 5/10 0
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Stephon Williams (W, 10-1-0)60:000 109524
Lake Superior State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Gordon Defiel (L, 3-10-0)60:007 139729

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.- Lake Superior State men's ice hockey fell to Minnesota State- Mankato Friday night by a score of 7-0. The Lakers (3-12-0, 3-8-0 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) were out-muscled by the #7 Mavericks (10-3-0, 8-1-0 WCHA), who were able to control the puck in their offensive zone throughout most of the game.

The Mavericks, the top ranked team according to the Pair Wise rankings, were lead by Stephon Williams (10-1-0) posting 24 saves in the shutout effort. Junior forward Brett Knowles scored the first goal of the game to give the Mavericks a 1-0 lead at the end of the first period. Knowles also capped the scoring on the evening with a power-play goal and his first career hat-trick with 4:57 remaining in the third.

In net for the Lakers was freshman Gordon Defiel (3-10-0) picking up 29 saves while allowing the seven goals for the Mavericks.

The Lakers finished 0-3 on the power play, while the Mavericks converted on two of their five opportunities.

Lake Superior State will be back at it again Saturday night (11/29) to take on the Mavericks. The puck is set to drop at 7:07 p.m. Saturday night is also military appreciation night and all active and retired military personnel with valid ID will receive free admission.