|1st||1:59||MNS||1-0||EV||Marc Michaelis (2)||Ian Scheid/2, Zeb Knutson/4|
|3rd||3:29||MTU||1-1||EV||Justin Misiak (3)||Brent Baltus/3|
|3rd||14:48||MNS||2-1||EV EA GW||Zeb Knutson (4)||Clint Lewis/1, Jared Spooner/2|
|3rd||16:53||MNS||3-1||EV||Brad McClure (1)||C.J. Suess/4, Jake Jaremko/4|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Michigan Tech (4-3-1)||0/5||3/6||0|
|Minnesota State (4-2-0)||0/3||6/23||0|
|Michigan Tech Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Patrick Munson (L, 4-3-1)||58:18||3||5||16||9||30|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Connor LaCouvee (W, 3-0-0)||59:52||1||7||7||3||17|
Mankato, Minn. --- 12th-rated Minnesota State got a goal and an assist from senior forward Zeb Knutson in skating to a 3-1 win over #16 Michigan Tech in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game played Friday in Mankato, Minn.
Sophomore forward Marc Michaelis grabbed a rebound off of a shot from defenseman Ian Scheid and wristed a shot past Tech netminder Patrick Munson at 1:59 of the first with his second goal of the year giving the Mavericks a 1-0 lead. Knutson drew an assist on the goal.
Following a scoreless second period, which included the Mavericks staving off a five-minute Michigan Tech power play, the Huskies knotted it up at 3:39 on when Justin Misiak put the puck into the net, but Minnesota State responded with two goals to claim the win.
Knutson scored his team-best fourth goal of the year at 14:48 by shoveling a shot from the side into the net. The goal is his ninth career game-winning goal. Senior forward Brad McClure added an insurance tally at 16:53 with his first goal of the season (and 35th career marker) making it a 3-1 final.
Senior netminder Connor LaCouvee turned aside 17 shots and now stands 3-0-0 for the year.
The Mavericks, who are 4-2-0 overall and 2-1-0 WCHA, outshot the Huskies by a 33-18 margin in the contest. Minnesota State were zero-of-three in power play chances, while MTU finished with a zero-for-five in opportunities with the man advantage.
The two teams close out the two-game WCHA series Saturday night with a 7:07 p.m. face-off scheduled for Verizon Center in downtown Mankato.