Minnesota State Edged By Alberta, 3-2, In Exhibition

Sophomore forward C.J. Franklin scored a goal for Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 5:35  ALB1-0 EV Dylan BredoBrennan Yadlowski, Levko Koper
1st 13:34  ALB2-0 EV Dylan Bredo -
2nd 0:23  ALB3-0 EV GW Brett Ferguson -
2nd 4:17  MNS1-3 EV Michael Huntebrinker -
3rd 0:24  MNS2-3 EV C.J. FranklinTeddy Blueger, Bryce Gervais
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Alberta  2103
Minnesota State  0112
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Alberta  168731
Minnesota State  117725
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Alberta  0/1 2/4 0
Minnesota State  0/1 2/4 0
Alberta Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Luke Siemens (W)60:002 116623
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Cole Huggins20:002 140014
Aaron Nelson (L)20:001 0707
Jason Pawloski18:300 0077
Empty Net1:300     

Mankato, Minn. --- Two-time defending Canadian national champion Alberta never trailed in claiming a 3-2 win over Minnesota State in men's college hockey exhibition action Sunday in Mankato.

The Golden Bears jumped out quickly, tallying at 5:35 on a goal from Dylan Bredo. Bredo made it a 2-0 lead at 13:34 when his shot from the wall bounced off a skate past Minnesota State netminder Cole Huggins at 13:34. Brett Ferguson's shot from the side of the net bounced off a shin pad and off the post before entering the Minnesota State net at 23-second mark of the second period as the Golden Bears upped their lead to 3-0.

Minnesota State junior forward Michael Huntebrinker stole the puck in the offensive zone and snapped a shot from the high slot past UA goaltender Luke Siemens at 4:17 of the second to put the Mavericks on the board for the first time. Sophomore forward C.J. Franklin ripped a shot past Siemens at the 24-second mark of the third to make it a one-goal game, but the Mavericks were unable to get the equalizer in the remainder of the final stanza.

Alberta outshot the Mavericks by a 31-25 margin in the game.

Next action for Minnesota State is next Friday and Saturday when Nebraska Omaha visits for a pair of nonconference games.