Minnesota State Skates Past Michigan Tech, 3-1
Senior forward Zeb Knutson scores goal and assist for Mavericks

Senior forward Zeb Knutson scored a goal and an assist for the Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 1:59  MNS1-0 EV Marc Michaelis (2)Ian Scheid/2, Zeb Knutson/4
3rd 3:29  MTU1-1 EV Justin Misiak (3)Brent Baltus/3
3rd 14:48  MNS2-1 EV EA GW Zeb Knutson (4)Clint Lewis/1, Jared Spooner/2
3rd 16:53  MNS3-1 EV Brad McClure (1)C.J. Suess/4, Jake Jaremko/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Michigan Tech  0011
Minnesota State  1023
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Michigan Tech  77418
Minnesota State  6161133
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)58:183 516930
Empty Net1:420     
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Connor LaCouvee (W, 3-0-0)59:521 77317
Empty Net0:080     

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.