|1st||9:19||MTU||1-0||EV||Justin Misiak (8)||-|
|1st||12:57||MNS||1-1||EV||Jake Jaremko (15)||Daniel Brickley/25|
|1st||15:20||MTU||2-1||EV||Mark Auk (9)||Jake Jackson/13, Thomas Beretta/4|
|2nd||12:04||MTU||3-1||EV GW||Raymond Brice (4)||Gavin Gould/15, Joel L'Esperance/15|
|2nd||13:13||MNS||2-3||PP||Dallas Gerads (7)||Jake Jaremko/24, Ian Scheid/17|
|3rd||19:53.9||MTU||4-2||EV EN||Dylan Steman (7)||-|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Michigan Tech (20-16-5)||0/1||3/6||0|
|Minnesota State (29-8-1)||1/2||2/4||0|
|Michigan Tech Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Patrick Munson (W, 8-7-3)||60:00||2||11||10||10||31|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Connor LaCouvee (L, 23-4-1)||58:08||3||3||6||8||17|
Mankato, Minn. --- After winning the first game of the best-of-three Western Collegiate Hockey Association semi-final play-off series Friday, Minnesota State had hoped to close out Michigan Tech in the second game of a series Saturday in Mankato. But the Huskies would not go easily into the good night, evening the series with a 4-2 victory over the host Mavericks Saturday.
Following a face-off the right of Maverick netminder Connor LaCouvee, Michigan Tech's Justin Misak picked up a loose puck in front of the Minnesota State crease before sliding the puck into the net at 9:19 of the opening period for the game's first goal. Freshman center Jake Jaremko knotted the score at 1-1, circling the net and bouncing the puck in off a skate with a centering pass at 12:57. The Huskies took a 2-1 lead into the locker room on a shot from the point from defenseman Mark Auk at the 15:20 mark.
Tech took a 3-1 lead at 12:04 of the second after Raymond Brice jumped on his own rebound and jammed the puck past a sprawled LaCouvee. Dallas Gerads grabbed a rebound and lifted the puck past Patrick Munson at 13:13, with his seventh marker of the season coming on the power play and making it 3-2.
The Huskies added an empty net goal by Dylan Steman with 6.1 left in regulation to make it a 4-2 final.
Connor LaCouvee, who made his 15th consecutive start in goal, stopped17 shots in the game and now stands 23-4-1 with tonight's triumph.
The Mavericks, who outshot Tech by a 33-21 margin in the game, are now 29-8-1 overall with tonight's loss ending a 14-game unbeaten streak.
The Mavericks and the Huskies face-off again in deciding game three scheduled for a 7:07 p.m. start Sunday at Verizon Center in downtown Mankato.