Knutson's Four Points Lead Minnesota State Past Lake Superior State, 5-1
Senior forward Zeb Knutson scores goal and three assists for Mavericks

Senior forward Zeb Knutson scored a goal and three assists for the Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 15:02  LSS1-0 EV Hampus Erikkson (1)Brayden Gelsinger/7, Max Humitz/6
2nd 2:42  MNS1-1 EV Jared Spooner (2)Nicholas Rivera/4, Charlie Gerard/3
2nd 5:50  MNS2-1 PP GW Parker Tuomie (2)Zeb Knutson/10, Daniel Brickley/8
2nd 7:22  MNS3-1 EV Zeb Knutson (7)Jared Spooner/6, Daniel Brickley/9
2nd 13:00  MNS4-1 PP Jake Jaremko (4)C.J. Suess/13, Zeb Knutson/11
2nd 15:37  MNS5-1 EV Daniel Brickley (4)Jake Jaremko/11, Zeb Knutson/12
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota State  0505
Lake Superior State  1001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota State  1416939
Lake Superior State  851124
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota State (10-5-0)  2/6 6/12 0
Lake Superior State (4-10-3)  0/5 7/14 0
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jason Pawloski (W, 3-3-0)60:001 751123
Lake Superior State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Nick Kossoff (L, 3-5-2)60:005 1411934

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - The Lake Superior State hockey team fell to No.8 Minnesota State-Mankato Friday night in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association matchup inside Taffy Abel Arena.

With the loss, the Lakers slip to 4-10-3 overall with a 3-6-2 mark in WCHA competition. The Mavericks improve to 10-5-0, 8-3-0.

LSSU struck first at the 15:02 mark in the first period when freshman forward Hampus Erikkson scored his first collegiate goal assisted by Brayden Gelsinger and Max Humitz.

It was all Mavericks in the second period as they scored all five of their goals in the second 20 minutes of action. Jared Spooner, Parker Tuomie, Zeb Knutson, Jake Jaremko and Daniel Brickley each found the net for MSU.

Lake State was outshot, 39-24, in the contest and went 0-of-4 on power play opportunities. Minnesota State was 2-of-5 on their opportunities with the man advantage.

"Obviously just not a good enough effort for us tonight," said Lake Superior State coach Damon Whitten. "The only positive thing you can take away is that we get to come back Saturday night and give ourselves another chance. We'll be better and play a little heavier tomorrow night."

The Lakers will wrap up the series tomorrow as they look to avoid the sweep. Puck drops at 7:07 p.m.