McClure Scores Twice As Minnesota State Skates To 5-1 Win At Alaska
Senior forward Brad McClure scores two goals for Mavericks

Senior forward Brad McClure scored two goals for the Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 2:51  AKF1-0 PP Tyler Cline (5)Nikolas Koberstein/10, Justin Woods/8
1st 10:11  MNS1-1 EV Charlie Gerard (2)Edwin Hookenson/2, Jared Spooner/8
1st 16:19  MNS2-1 EV GW Brad McClure (5)Edwin Hookenson/3
1st 18:10  MNS3-1 PP Brad McClure (6)Ian Scheid/9, Jared Spooner/9
2nd 14:38  MNS4-1 PP Marc Michaelis (10)Jake Jaremko/17
2nd 18:40  MNS5-1 PP Daniel Brickley (7)C.J. Suess/17, Marc Michaelis/13
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota State  3205
Alaska  1001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota State  2010636
Alaska  26917
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota State (17-7-0)  3/10 14/47 0
Alaska (9-13-2)  1/7 16/40 0
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Connor LaCouvee (W, 11-3-0)60:001 16916
Alaska Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Anton Martinsson (L, 8-12-2)40:005 178025
Niko DellaMaggiore20:000 0066

Fairbanks, Alaska --- The University of Alaska scored the first goal of the game, but Minnesota State proceeded to score the next five goals with the visiting Mavericks cruising to a 5-1 win in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game played in Fairbanks Saturday.

Senior forward Brad McClure scored twice for Minnesota State in the win and sophomore forward Marc Michaelis chipped in with a goal and an assist.

As they did in Friday's 4-0 win, the host Nanooks scored the game's first goal when Tyler Cline, stationed to the right of Maverick netminder Connor LaCouvee, took a pass from Nikolas Koberstein and scored a power play goal at the 2:51 mark of the opening period.

The Mavericks responded with three consecutive goals before the end of the first 20 minutes action in owning a 3-1 lead at the end of the period. Sophomore forward Charlie Gerard, who had just jumped onto the ice following a line change, fired a shot low along the ice that beat Anton Martinsson on the stickside at 10:11 to make it a 1-1 contest. Senior forward Brad McClure got his fifth goal of the year when he scored on an odd-man rush at 16:19 and then registered his sixth of the year at 18:10 with a power play marker on a shot from the top of the right circle that found its way through some sticks and legs. The goal, which came on a power play, is the 40th of McClure's career.

Minnesota extended its lead to 5-1 in the second period with a couple of power play markers. The first of which came off of the stick of sophomore forward Marc Michaelis at 14:38 and another on a rocket from the point by junior defenseman Daniel Brickley at 18:40.

Neither team scored in the third period as the Mavericks claimed the 5-1 win.

Minnesota State has three-of-ten in power play chances in the triumph. The Mavericks had 36 shots on goal, while the Nanooks totaled 17 shots. LaCouvee, who finished with 16 saves, stands 11-3-0 with tonight's victory.

Minnesota State, which now stands 17-7-0 overall and is 15-5-0 WCHA with tonight's wub, has gone 8-2 in its last ten games.

The Mavericks continue road action next weekend when they play a nonconference contest at St. Cloud State Saturday.