|1st||2:15||BMJ||1-0||EV||Zach Whitecloud (4)||T.J. Roo/5, Mike Soucier/5|
|3rd||5:16||BMJ||2-0||PP||Adam Brady (8)||Charlie Combs/7, Zach Whitecloud/12|
|3rd||8:46||MNS||1-2||PP||C.J. Suess (21)||Zeb Knutson/25, Reggie Lutz/18|
|3rd||14:49||MNS||2-2||SH GT||Marc Michaelis (16)||C.J. Suess/19|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Bemidji State (16-12-8)||1/5||5/10||0|
|Minnesota State (26-7-1)||1/5||5/10||1|
|Bemidji State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Michael Bitzer (T, 16-11-8)||64:58||2||8||11||11||3||33|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Connor LaCouvee (T, 20-3-1)||65:00||2||6||3||5||2||16|
Mankato, Minn. --- Fourth-rated Minnesota State and Bemidji State battled to a 2-2 overtime tie in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association regular-season finale for both teams.
The Beavers earned an extra point as a result of a 1-0 shootout win after two periods of scoreless overtime.
For the second consecutive night Bemidji State scored the game's first goal. Beaver defenseman Zach Whitecloud's blast from the point found a lane through several sticks and legs to beat Connor LaCouvee high on the stickside at 2:15 of the opening period.
The Mavericks outshot the Beavers by an 11-3 margin in the second period, but could not solve Beaver netminder Michael Bitzer.
BSU took a 2-0 lead at 5:16 of the third on an Adam Brady power play marker. Minnesota State got on the board with a power play goal of its own at 8:36 after C.J. Suess converted on a chance at the top of the crease following a nifty feed from Zeb Knutson. The goal is the 21st of the season by Suess. Sophomore forward Marc Michaelis turned a shorthanded chance into the game-tying goal at 14:49 when he went backhand-forehand before depositing the puck past Bitzer on the stickside. His 16th of the year made it 2-2 game and send the game into overtime.
Following a scoreless five-on-five overtime and five minutes of scoreless three-on-three overtime, Bemidji State's Leo Fitzgerald was the only player of amongst ten who were able to score in the shootout session.
The Mavericks are now 26-7-1 overall and undefeated in their last 11 games.
Connor LaCouvee, who made his 11th consecutive start in goal, stopped 17 shots in the tie and now stands 20-3-1 with tonight's decision.
The Mavericks fashioned 40 shots on goal in the contest and the game was played in front of 4,619 fans.
The Mavericks will host a first-round WCHA best-of-three play-off series beginning next Friday in their next action.