Minnesota State Sweeps Weekend With 4-3 Win Against Alaska Anchorage
Freshman forward Jake Jaremko posts goal and assist for Mavericks

Freshman forward Jake Jaremko scored a goal and an assist for the Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 6:17  AKA1-0 PP Austin Azurdia (10)Aaron McPheters/4, Nicolas Erb-Ekholm/6
1st 7:34  MNS1-1 EV Nicholas Rivera (6)Parker Tuomie/17, Connor Mackey/7
1st 13:02  MNS2-1 PP Jake Jaremko (10)Reggie Lutz/12, Dallas Gerads/3
2nd 3:06  MNS3-1 EV Dallas Gerads (3) -
2nd 5:38  MNS4-1 EV GW Zeb Knutson (13)Jake Jaremko/19, Reggie Lutz/13
3rd 4:27  AKA2-4 EV Jonah Renouf (3)Trey deGraaf/4, Eric Sinclair/3
3rd 19:04  AKA3-4 EV EA Austin Azurdia (11)Jarrett Brown/6, Jonah Renouf/10
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Alaska Anchorage  1023
Minnesota State  2204
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Alaska Anchorage  75618
Minnesota State  17181146
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Alaska Anchorage (2-22-4)  1/4 5/10 0
Minnesota State (21-7-0)  1/5 4/8 0
Alaska Anchorage Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brody Claeys (L, 0-1-0)59:174 15161142
Empty Net0:430     
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Connor LaCouvee (W, 15-3-0)60:003 65415

Mankato, Minn. --- Seventh-rated Minnesota State built a 4-1 lead and held on to claim a 4-3 win over Alaska Anchorage in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game played in Mankato Saturday.

The visiting Seawolves jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a power play marker from Austin Azurdia at 6:17 of the opening frame, but the Mavericks responded a minute and half later on a goal where sophomore winger Nick Rivera converted in a rebound chance after working a give-and-go with Parker Tuomie at 7:34. Freshman pivot Jake Jaremko tallied his tenth goal of the year when he roofed a shot over the right shoulder of Brody Claeys at 13:02 for a power play goal and Minnesota State entered the locker room at the end of the period owning a 2-1 lead.

Freshman winger Dallas Gerads got his third goal of the year (and second of the weekend) with a nifty backhander at 3:06 of the second and senior forward Zeb Knutson got his fifth point of the weekend with a shot that beat Claeys gloveside at 5:38 and at the end of 40 minutes of action the Mavericks owned a 4-1 advantage.

The Seawolves scored twice in the final period, but couldn't get the game-tying marker. Jonah Renouf scored at 4:27 in making it a 4-2 game and then, with less than a minute remaining and Claeys on the bench for an extra attacker, Azurdia got his second of the game when he deflected a shot from Jarrett Brown past Connor LaCouvee at 19:04 for the game's last goal.

LaCouvee, who made his fifth consecutive start in the game and stopped 15 shots in the process, upped his record to 15-3-0 with the win.

Gerads, who finished the contest with two points with his first career game-winning goal and an assist and was +1 with five shots on goal, was named the game's First Star. Jaremko, the highest-scoring freshman in the WCHA, upped his season points total to 29 (10-19-29) with a goal and an assist. Reggie Lutz chipped in with two assists.

The Mavericks, who outshot UAA by a 46-18 margin in the contest, have now won their last five games.

The Mavericks continue league action next weekend with a road series at Alabama Huntsville.