Minnesota State Splits Weekend Series With 3-1 Win Over Northern Michigan
Freshman forward Max Coatta posts three assists for Mavericks

Senior forward Dylan Margonari scored the game-winning goal for the Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 4:43  NMU1-0 EV Dominik Shine (9)Gerard Hanson/10
1st 7:14  MNS1-1 EV Jon Jutzi (4)Max Coatta/2, Carter Foguth/2
3rd 4:28  MNS2-1 EV GW Dylan Margonari (1)Zach Stepan/5, Max Coatta/3
3rd 17:00  MNS3-1 EV Casey Nelson (4)Max Coatta/4, Teddy Blueger/13
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Northern Michigan  1001
Minnesota State  1023
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Northern Michigan  25815
Minnesota State  12161543
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Northern Michigan (8-8-6)  0/2 6/12 0
Minnesota State (11-7-4)  0/3 5/10 0
Northern Michigan Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Mathias Israelsson (L, 2-1-0)58:203 11161340
Empty Net1:400     
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jason Pawloski (W, 8-1-4)60:001 15814

Mankato, Minn. --- Freshman forward Max Coatta had a hand in all three goals as #18 Minnesota State skated to a 3-1 win over Northern Michigan in Western Collegiate Hockey Association action Saturday in Mankato.

For the second straight night, Northern Michigan got on the board to open the scoring. Dominik Shine put a shot past Maverick freshman netminder Jason Pawloski at 4:43 of the first period on the gloveside that Pawloski appeared to be screened on. Senior defenseman Jon Jutzi's rocket from the point beat Mathias Israelsson at 7:14 of the period to knot the score at 1-1,

After a scoreless second period, Minnesota State took its first lead of the game at 4:28 of the third period when Dylan Margonari converted on a doorstep opportunity on the leftside of the net. The goal for Margonari, who missed the first ten games of the season due to injury, is his first of 2015-16. Junior defenseman Casey Nelson added an insurance tally when he scored on an odd-man rush with three minutes remaining in the game. The goal is Nelson's fourth of the season.

Freshman forward Max Coatta drew assists on all three goals in the game for the Mavericks and now has six points on two goals and four assists in 17 games played this year.

Minnesota State outshot the Wildcats by a 43-15 margin in the win and freshman netminder Jason Pawloski, who started his ninth consecutive game, stopped 14 shots in gaining the decision. He now stands 8-1-4 in his first year of college hockey.

Minnesota State, which stands 10-7-4 overall and owns a 9-2-4 WCHA mark, and Northern Michigan play again Saturday with a 7:07 p.m. face-off scheduled.