|1st||4:04||MNS||1-0||EV||Teddy Blueger (7)||Sean Flanagan/6, Dylan Margonari/4|
|1st||14:48||MIN||1-1||PP||Justin Kloos (11)||Tommy Novak/15, Michael Brodzinski/8|
|2nd||17:23||MNS||2-1||PP||C.J. Franklin (11)||Teddy Blueger/16|
|3rd||5:27||MIN||2-2||PP||Connor Reilly (5)||Justin Kloos/15, Michael Brodzinski/9|
|3rd||7:29||MNS||3-2||PP GW||Teddy Blueger (8)||C.J. Franklin/6, Casey Nelson/15|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Minnesota State (14-9-5)||2/5||6/12||0|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Cole Huggins (W, 6-7-0)||60:00||2||11||5||5||21|
|Eric Schierhorn (L, 13-12-0)||59:07||3||4||13||6||23|
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.