|1st||0:21||FSU||1-0||EV||Craig Pefley (2)||Gerald Mayhew/2|
|1st||5:07||MNS||1-1||EV||Brad McClure (2)||Alec Vanko/1, Sean Flanagan/2|
|1st||18:22||MNS||2-1||EV||Jordan Nelson (2)||Zeb Knutson/5, Clint Lewis/3|
|2nd||10:18||MNS||3-1||PP GW||Ian Scheid (3)||C.J. Franklin/4, Marc Michaelis/6|
|2nd||13:04||MNS||4-1||EV||Brad McClure (3)||Michael Bigelbach/1|
|2nd||17:55||FSU||2-4||PP||Mitch Maloney (3)||Craig Pefley/8, Gerald Mayhew/3|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Ferris State (0-7-1)||1/7||8/16||0|
|Minnesota State (6-1-0)||1/8||7/14||0|
|Ferris State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Darren Smith (L, 0-7-1)||33:04||4||10||5||0||15|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Cole Huggins (W, 6-0-0)||59:47||2||11||8||5||24|
Mankato, Minn. --- Ninth-rated Minnesota State got a pair of goals from junior forward Brad McClure en route to a 4-2 home win over Ferris State 4-2 Friday.
Ferris State jumped out to an early lead when Craig Pefley scored an unassisted goal at 19:39 on a play where his pass went in off a Maverick defender. The Mavericks evened the score at the 5:07 mark when junior winger Brad McClure on a play where he took a pass from defenseman Alec Vanko and slid the puck past Darren Smith low on the stickside on a shot from the high slot. Senior centerman Jordan Nelson broke the tie at 18:22 after capitalizing on a rebound chance for his second goal of the year. The goal extends Nelson's point-scoring streak to five games (2-4--6).
A power play goal by freshman defenseman Ian Scheid (his third goal of the season) gave the Mavericks a two-goal cushion at 10:18 of the second period. It became a three-goal lead when freshman defensemen Michael Bigelbach hit McClure with a stretch pass and the Stratford, Ont., native made no mistake in tallying his second goal of the game and third of the season at the 13:04 mark. The assist for Bigelbach is first career point. Bulldog junior winger Mitch Maloney got a power play goal at 17:55 to round out scoring in the game with the two teams playing through a scoreless third period.
Maverick goaltender Cole Huggins recorded 24 saves in the contest in improving his record to 6-0-0 on the season. Minnesota State (6-1-0, 4-1-0-0 WCHA) was successful on one of its eight power play chances, while Ferris State (0-7-1, 0-4-1-1 WCHA) was one-of-seven with the man advantage.
Besides the two goals, McClure was +3 and had a team-high five shots on goal. Scheid's goal is his first career game-winning goal.
The Mavericks and the Bulldogs close out the two-game WCHA series tomorrow with a 7:07 p.m. face-off scheduled for Verizon Center.