Minnesota State Earns Weekend Sweep with 4-1 Win Against Alabama Huntsville
Junior forward Michael Huntebrinker scores twice for Mavericks

Junior forward Michael Huntebrinker scored two goals for the Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 8:13  ALH1-0 EV Jetlan Houcher (4)Matt Salhany/3, Adam Wilcox/3
2nd 4:12  MNS1-1 EV Michael Huntebrinker (3)Casey Nelson/9, Daniel Brickley/5
2nd 9:57  MNS2-1 EV GW C.J. Franklin (6)Jaden Schmeisser/2
2nd 13:05  MNS3-1 EV Jaden Schmeisser (1)Alec Vanko/3, Teddy Blueger/12
3rd 18:18  MNS4-1 EV EN Michael Huntebrinker (4)Zeb Knutson/4, Brett Knowles/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Alabama Huntsville  1001
Minnesota State  0314
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Alabama Huntsville  55515
Minnesota State  1221841
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Alabama Huntsville (3-11-2)  0/1 4/8 0
Minnesota State (10-6-4)  0/3 2/4 0
Alabama Huntsville Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Carmine Guerriero (L, 2-7-2)59:193 1218737
Empty Net0:411     
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jason Pawloski (W, 7-0-4)60:001 45514

MANKATO, Minn. - #20 Minnesota State got a goal and an assist from sophomore defenseman Jaden Schmeisser and a pair of goals from hot-handed Michael Huntebrinker in skating past Alabama Huntsville 4-1 in Western Collegiate Hockey Association action Saturday in Mankato.

With tonight's result, Minnesota State extends its unbeaten streak to nine games.

At 8:13 of the first, freshman forward Jetlan Houcher wristed a shot from the left circle that beat Jason Pawloski on the far side to give the Chargers a 1-0 lead. The goal marked the 13th time in 20 games this year that the opponents had scored the game's first goal versus the Mavericks.

The Mavericks evened it up at 4:12 of the second after Casey Nelson set up Michael Huntebrinker in front of the UAH net with a pass from the side. Huntebrinker made no mistake in beating Carmine Guerriero to make it 1-1 with his third goal of the season and extending his point-scoring streak to eight games. Sophomore C.J. Franklin one-timed a pass from Jaden Schmeisser past Guerriero at 9:27 for his sixth goal of the season in giving the Mavericks a 2-1 lead. Then Schmeisser, playing in his 18th career game, got his first goal as a Maverick when his shot from the point found the back of the net at 13:05.

Huntebrinker added an empty net tally at 18:18 of the third to close out the scoring in the game.

Minnesota State outshot the Chargers by a 41-15 margin in the win and freshman netminder Jason Pawloski, who started his eighth consecutive game, stopped 14 shots in remaining undefeated for the season. He now stands 7-0-4 in his first year of college hockey.

Minnesota State, which stands 10-6-4 overall and owns a 9-1-4 WCHA mark, is off until Jan. 8-9 when Northern Michigan visits Mankato for a two-game WCHA series at Verizon Wireless Center.