|1st||4:21||MNS||1-0||PP||Brad McClure (8)||Ian Scheid/13, Dallas Gerads/6|
|1st||9:48||MNS||2-0||EV||C.J. Suess (19)||Parker Tuomie/23, Marc Michaelis/20|
|2nd||0:57||FSU||1-2||EV||Jacob Hetz (3)||-|
|2nd||9:00||FSU||2-2||EV||Liam MacDougall (2)||Lucas Finner/9, Joe Rutkowski/10|
|3rd||17:22||MNS||3-2||EV GW||Brad McClure (9)||Reggie Lutz/16, Jake Jaremko/23|
|3rd||18:15||MNS||4-2||EV||C.J. Suess (20)||Marc Michaelis/21, Riese Zmolek/4|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|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)||59:29||4||13||19||11||43|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Connor LaCouvee (W, 19-3-0)||59:54||2||5||6||7||18|
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.