Late Rally Sends Minnesota State Past Ferris State, 4-2
Seniors C.J. Suess and Brad McClure each post two goals for Mavericks

Senior forward Brad McClure scored two goals for the Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 4:21  MNS1-0 PP Brad McClure (8)Ian Scheid/13, Dallas Gerads/6
1st 9:48  MNS2-0 EV C.J. Suess (19)Parker Tuomie/23, Marc Michaelis/20
2nd 0:57  FSU1-2 EV Jacob Hetz (3) -
2nd 9:00  FSU2-2 EV Liam MacDougall (2)Lucas Finner/9, Joe Rutkowski/10
3rd 17:22  MNS3-2 EV GW Brad McClure (9)Reggie Lutz/16, Jake Jaremko/23
3rd 18:15  MNS4-2 EV C.J. Suess (20)Marc Michaelis/21, Riese Zmolek/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Ferris State  0202
Minnesota State  2024
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Ferris State  58720
Minnesota State  15191347
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Ferris State (12-21-1)  0/3 9/18 0
Minnesota State (25-7-0)  1/8 4/8 0
Ferris State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Justin Kapelmaster (L, 6-11-0)59:294 13191143
Empty Net0:310     
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Connor LaCouvee (W, 19-3-0)59:542 56718
Empty Net0:060     

Mankato, Minn. --- Fifth-rated Minnesota State got two goals each from forward Brad McClure and C.J. Suess in skating past Ferris State 4-2 in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game played in Mankato Saturday.

The Mavericks, which outshot the Bulldogs 15-5 in the opening 20 minutes, got out to a quick lead when McClure, a senior winger, rifled a shot from the left circle that beat Justin Kapelmaster high on the glove side for a power play goal at the 4:21 mark of the opening period. The goal is the eighth of the year for McClure. Suess, also a senior forward, tallied his 19th of the season at 9:48 after taking a nice feed from Parker Tuomie.

Ferris State battled back in the second period, scoring at :57 when Jacob Hetz fired a shot past Connor LaCouvee on the short side from the left dot to make it one-goal game. Then, when Liam MacDougall tipped one past LaCouvee on nifty feed from Lucas Finner at the nine-minute mark, the game stood tied at 2-2.

The Mavericks scored twice in the final frame to pull away from the Bulldogs and it was a pair of seniors that did the damage. McClure got his second of the game (and the 43rd for his four-year college career) at 17:22 when he followed his shot to the net and batted in a rebound to make it 3-2. Then Suess reached the 20-goal plateau for the year at 18:15 with his second goal of the game closing things out and making it a final of 4-2.

The win is the ninth in a row for the Mavericks and ups their record to 25-7-0 overall, 21-5-0 WCHA on the year.

LaCouvee, who made his ninth consecutive start in the game and stopped 18 shots in the process, upped his record to 19-3-0 with the win.

The Mavericks outshot FSU by a 47-20 margin and the game was played in front of 4,579 fans - the second-largest crowd at Verizon Center this year.

The Mavericks close out the 2017-18 regular season next Friday and Saturday with Bemidji State visiting Mankato for a pair of WCHA contests.