Michigan Tech, Minnesota State Skate to 1-1 Tie
Sophomore Reid Sturos scores goal for Huskies

Sophomore Reid Sturos scored a goal for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 12:12  MNS1-0 PP Jean-Paul Lafontaine (5)Matt Leitner/26, Casey Nelson/22
2nd 11:18  MTU1-1 EV GT Reid Sturos (4)Matt Roy/9, Dylan Steman/10
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Michigan Tech  01001
Minnesota State  10001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Michigan Tech  765523
Minnesota State  101418244
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Michigan Tech (24-7-2)  0/1 3/6 0
Minnesota State (23-6-3)  1/3 1/2 0
Michigan Tech Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Jamie Phillips (T, 23-6-2)65:001 91418243
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Stephon Williams (T, 19-4-3)65:001 755522

Mankato, Minn. --- Like a couple of heavyweights slugging it out, second-rated Minnesota State and third-rated Michigan Tech battled to a 1-1 draw in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association contest played in Mankato Friday evening.

The Mavericks took advantage of the game's first power play opportunity at 12:12 of the opening stanza when freshman forward Jean-Paul Lafontaine one-timed a shot from the right face-off dot past Jamie Phillips. Minnesota State's career power play goals leader for the school's NCAA Division I-era, the goal is Lafontaine's fifth of the season.

Steaming down the right side, Tech's Reid Sturos fired a shot that beat Stephon Williams on the stickside at 11:18 of the second and the two teams headed to the locker rooms at the end of the period with the scored knotted at 1-1.

Neither team was able to score in the third period or in the five-minute overtime session as both Williams and Phillips, who rank amongst the nation's leaders in wins, goals against average and save percentage, made several tough saves.

Minnesota State, which converted on one-of-three chances on the power play, outshot the Huskies by a 44-23 margin in the contest.

Junior netminder Stephon Williams, who made 22 stops, now stands 19-4-3 on the year.

The Mavericks are now 23-6-3 on the season (19-3-2 WCHA) with tonight's tie. Michigan Tech stands 24-7-2, 19-4-2 WCHA.

The game was played in front of a sell-out crowd of 5,172 - the fifth-largest attendance ever for the Mavericks at Verizon Wireless Center.

The two teams close out the two-game league series Saturday with a 7:07 p.m. face-off scheduled.