Michigan Tech Defeats Minnesota State, 4-2, to Even Series
Sophomore forward Raymond Brice scores game-winning goal for Huskies

Sophomore forward Raymond Brice scored a goal for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 9:19  MTU1-0 EV Justin Misiak (8) -
1st 12:57  MNS1-1 EV Jake Jaremko (15)Daniel Brickley/25
1st 15:20  MTU2-1 EV Mark Auk (9)Jake Jackson/13, Thomas Beretta/4
2nd 12:04  MTU3-1 EV GW Raymond Brice (4)Gavin Gould/15, Joel L'Esperance/15
2nd 13:13  MNS2-3 PP Dallas Gerads (7)Jake Jaremko/24, Ian Scheid/17
3rd 19:53.9 MTU4-2 EV EN Dylan Steman (7) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Michigan Tech  2114
Minnesota State  1102
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Michigan Tech  57921
Minnesota State  12111033
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)60:002 11101031
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Connor LaCouvee (L, 23-4-1)58:083 36817
Empty Net1:521     

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.