|1st||8:13||ALH||1-0||EV||Jetlan Houcher (4)||Matt Salhany/3, Adam Wilcox/3|
|2nd||4:12||MNS||1-1||EV||Michael Huntebrinker (3)||Casey Nelson/9, Daniel Brickley/5|
|2nd||9:57||MNS||2-1||EV GW||C.J. Franklin (6)||Jaden Schmeisser/2|
|2nd||13:05||MNS||3-1||EV||Jaden Schmeisser (1)||Alec Vanko/3, Teddy Blueger/12|
|3rd||18:18||MNS||4-1||EV EN||Michael Huntebrinker (4)||Zeb Knutson/4, Brett Knowles/1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|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)||59:19||3||12||18||7||37|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Jason Pawloski (W, 7-0-4)||60:00||1||4||5||5||14|
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.