Suess' Overtime Goal Lifts Minnesota State Past Alabama Huntsville, 3-2
Senior forward C.J. Suess scores at :27 of overtime for Mavericks

Senior forward C.J. Suess scored at :27 of overtime for the Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 15:38  MNS1-0 EV Parker Tuomie (8)Dallas Gerads/4, Edwin Hookenson/5
3rd 1:14  ALH1-1 EV Kurt Gosselin (5)Jordan Larson/1, Hans Gorowsky/7
3rd 2:35  ALH2-1 PP Christian Rajic (9)Madison Dunn/8, Josh Kestner/7
3rd 17:50  MNS2-2 EV Marc Michaelis (12)Parker Tuomie/18, Jake Jaremko/20
OT 0:27  MNS3-2 EV GW C.J. Suess (16)Parker Tuomie/19, Marc Michaelis/17
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Minnesota State  01113
Alabama Huntsville  00202
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Minnesota State  101714142
Alabama Huntsville  1027019
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota State (22-7-0)  0/6 7/14 0
Alabama Huntsville (10-19-2)  1/7 6/12 0
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Connor LaCouvee (W, 16-3-0)60:252 1025017
Empty Net0:020      
Alabama Huntsville Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Jordan Uhelski (L, 10-14-2)60:273 101613039

HUNTSVILLE | The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team fell in overtime to No. 5 Minnesota State by a final score of 3-2 at the Von Braun Center in the WCHA series opener on Friday night. UAH dips to 10-19-2 (9-13-2 WCHA), while MSU rises to 22-7-0 (18-5-0 WCHA).

Turning Point

- After Minnesota State evened the game at 2-2 on a goal by Marc Michaelis at 17:50 of the third, the Mavericks were able to nab the WCHA victory in overtime as CJ Suess scored the game-winner 27 seconds into the period.

Scoring Breakdown

- The Mavericks broke through the scoreless tie - which lasted over 35 minutes of play to start the game - at 15:38 of the second period as Parker Tuomie gave MSU a 1-0 advantage.

- UAH evened the score up at 1-1 when Kurt Gosselin sent in a shot from the blue line at 1:14 of the third, thanks to assists from Jordan Larson and Hans Gorowsky.

- The Chargers generated a 2-1 lead less than a minute later as Christian Rajic sent in his ninth of the season on the power play at 2:35, with assists going to Madison Dunn and Josh Kestner on the play.

- MSU tied the game at 1-1 at 17:50 of the third on Michaelis' goal before Suess gave the Mavericks the 3-2 victory 27 seconds into overtime.

Inside the Box Score

- Jordan Uhelski was outstanding in goal for the Chargers, stopping 10 or more shots in each period and finishing with a total of 39 saves. Despite his impressive performance, his record dips to 10-14-2 on the second.

- Minnesota State was held to zero goals in five power-play chances, while UAH converted one of its six man-advantages.

- UAH put 19 shots on goal, paced by Gosselin and Kestner with three shots on target each.

- The Chargers went 38-for-76 in the face-off circle.

Noteworthy

- Kestner now leads the Chargers with 27 points on 20 goals and seven assists, and he's totaled at least one point in eight of the past 11 games.

- Gosselin is on a three-game streak of at least one point.

Next Time Out

- UAH and Minnesota State wrap up the two-game series on Saturday at 7:07 p.m. at the VBC.