Minnesota State Downs Minnesota, 3-2, At North Star College Cup
Senior forward Teddy Blueger has two goals and assist for Mavericks

Senior forward Teddy Blueger had two goals and an assist for the Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 4:04  MNS1-0 EV Teddy Blueger (7)Sean Flanagan/6, Dylan Margonari/4
1st 14:48  MIN1-1 PP Justin Kloos (11)Tommy Novak/15, Michael Brodzinski/8
2nd 17:23  MNS2-1 PP C.J. Franklin (11)Teddy Blueger/16
3rd 5:27  MIN2-2 PP Connor Reilly (5)Justin Kloos/15, Michael Brodzinski/9
3rd 7:29  MNS3-2 PP GW Teddy Blueger (8)C.J. Franklin/6, Casey Nelson/15
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota State  1113
Minnesota  1012
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota State  514726
Minnesota  125623
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota State (14-9-5)  2/5 6/12 0
Minnesota (13-12-0)  2/6 5/10 0
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Cole Huggins (W, 6-7-0)60:002 115521
Minnesota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Eric Schierhorn (L, 13-12-0)59:073 413623
Empty Net0:530     

St. Paul,  Minn.  ---    Including the game-winner, #19 Minnesota State got a pair of goals and an assist from senior forward Teddy Blueger en route to a 3-2 victory over #20 Minnesota in consolation game action of the third annual North Star College Cup in St. Paul Sunday.

Blueger tallied the game's first goal at 4:04 of the opening period after he took a pass from Sean Flanagan while standing by the side of the Minnesota net and had his backhander tipped by a Gopher defenseman past Eric Schierhorn in giving the Mavericks the 1-0 lead.  The Gophers responded at 14:48 with a power play marker by Justin Kloos and the two teams stood tied at 1-1 at the end of the first 20 minutes of action.

Sophomore forward C.J. Franklin maintained his torrid pace when he connected with the Mavericks on a five-on-three power play at 17:23 of the second. Franklin's laser from the right circle, which beat Schierhorn on the far side, extended his point-scoring streak to four games during which he's racked up five goals and four assists for nine points.

The Gophers capitalized on a five-on-three power play opportunity of their own at 5:27 of the third period on Connor Reilly's goal, but Minnesota State regained the lead at 7:29 of the third on Blueger's second goal of the game.  The Riga, Latvia native walked in from the blue line and snapped a shot past Schierhorn on the stick side. The goal turned out to be the 11th game-winning goal Blueger's four-year college career.  Blueger stands atop the Minnesota State scoring charts with 8 goals and 16 assists for 24 points on the year.

The Mavericks finished the game with a two-for-five performance with the man advantage.  The Gophers converted on two-of-six chances on the power play in the game.

Senior Cole Huggins, who stopped 21 shots, owns a 6-7-0 record with this afternoon's decision. The Mavericks outshot the Gophers by a 26-23 margin in the game.

Minnesota State, which stands 14-9-5 overall, returns home next weekend in resuming Western Collegiate Hockey Association action with a pair of league games with Bowling Green Friday and Saturday.