Minnesota State Defeated by Minnesota Duluth, 3-1

Sophomore defenseman Ian Scheid scored a goal for the Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 12:22  MND1-0 EV Nick Swaney (3)Mikey Anderson/6
1st 19:50  MND2-0 EV GW Peter Krieger (4)Joey Anderson/2, Nick Wolff/3
2nd 5:13  MNS1-2 EV Ian Scheid (5)Marc Michaelis/6, Jake Jaremko/10
3rd 18:33  MND3-1 EV Riley Tufte (6)Karson Kuhlman/3, Scott Perunovich/10
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota State  0101
Minnesota Duluth  2013
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota State  1471334
Minnesota Duluth  812626
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota State (9-5-0)  0/3 2/4 0
Minnesota Duluth (7-6-2)  0/2 3/6 0
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Connor LaCouvee (L, 7-2-0)59:203 612523
Empty Net0:400     
Minnesota Duluth Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Hunter Shepard (W, 7-5-0)59:221 1461333
Empty Net0:380     

DULUTH, Minn. - Eighth-rated Minnesota State outshot Minnesota Duluth by a 34-26 margin, but fell to the host Bulldogs by a 3-1 margin in a nonconference men's hockey road contest Saturday.

The Bulldogs struck first when Nick Sweeney's wrister beat Connor LaCouvee at 12:22 on an odd-man rush. Just before the end of the period, Peter Krieger's shot from the side trickled through to make it a 2-0 UMD lead at the 19:50 mark. The Mavericks owned a 14-8 advantage in shots on goal in the period.

Minnesota State cut into the deficit when sophomore defenseman Ian Scheid scored his fifth goal of the season at 5:13 of the second. Marc Michaelis and Jake Jaremko assisted on the goal, with Jaremko's assist extending the freshman's point-scoring streak to five games (he's tallied 3-5-8 during that span).

UMD closed out the scoring in the final stanza after sophomore forward Riley Tufte capitalized on a rebound chance at 18:33.

LaCouvee stopped 23 shots for the Mavericks in the loss and now stands 7-2-0 for the year.

Minnesota State, which drops 9-5-0 overall, finished zero-of-three in power play chances, while UMD (7-6-2 overall) was on zero-of-two in opportunities with the man advantage. Tonight's loss also marks the first time this year Minnesota State has lost two games in a row.

Tonight's meeting between the two schools was the first since 2014-15 season. The Mavericks and the Bulldogs will play again in Mankato on Jan. 23.

Minnesota State is off next weekend before resuming Western Collegiate Hockey Association action at Lake Superior State Dec. 8-9.