Minnesota State Rallies Past Michigan Tech, 5-3
Senior forward C.J. Suess scores goal and two assists for Mavericks

Senior forward C.J. Suess scored a goal and two assists for the Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 0:55  MTU1-0 EV Jake Jackson (3)Greyson Reitmeier/2, Mitch Reinke/7
1st 7:08  MNS1-1 EV Reggie Lutz (1)Clint Lewis/2, Max Coatta/1
2nd 2:44  MNS2-1 EV Zeb Knutson (5)C.J. Suess/5, Jack McNeely/1
2nd 14:19  MTU2-2 PP Jake Jackson (4)Justin Misiak/1, Alex Smith/3
2nd 18:10  MTU3-2 EV Joel L'Esperance (6)Greyson Reitmeier/3, Jake Jackson/1
3rd 4:16  MNS3-3 EV Connor Mackey (2)Reggie Lutz/1, Charlie Gerard/2
3rd 16:07  MNS4-3 PP GW Daniel Brickley (2)Zeb Knutson/5, C.J. Suess/6
3rd 17:04  MNS5-3 PP C.J. Suess (3)Zeb Knutson/6, Daniel Brickley/6
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Michigan Tech  1203
Minnesota State  1135
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Michigan Tech  77519
Minnesota State  14101539
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Michigan Tech (4-4-1)  1/6 12/32 0
Minnesota State (5-2-0)  2/7 9/21 0
Michigan Tech Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Patrick Munson (L, 4-4-1)60:005 1391234
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Connor LaCouvee (W, 4-0-0)59:443 65516
Empty Net0:160     

MANKATO, Minn. - 12th-rated Minnesota State scored a pair of late power play goals in pulling out a 5-3 win over #16 Michigan Tech in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game played Saturday in Mankato, Minn.

The Mavericks trailed twice in the game, but scored the last three goals in the contest in earning the home league sweep over the Huskies.

Jake Jackson, skating in on the off-wing, wristed a shot that beat Maverick netminder Connor LaCouvee on the far side in giving the Huskies a 1-0 lead at the 0:55 mark of the opening period. The Mavericks responded at 7:08, scoring in transition with freshman forward Reggie Lutz finishing off a nice passing play from Clint Lewis and Max Coatta. The goal for Lutz is his first career goal.

Senior forward Zeb Knutson extended his point-scoring streak to six games when his goal at 2:44 of the second gave the Mavericks their first lead of the game. C.J. Suess and freshman defenseman Jack McNeely drew assists on Knutson's goal, with McNeely's assist serving as his first career point. Jackson got his second goal of the game with the power play marker at 14:19 evening the score at 2-2. The Huskies took a 3-2 lead at 18:10 of the second on Joel L'Esperance's goal, but Connor Mackey's second goal of the year at 4:16 of the third knotted things up at 3-3. The Mavericks pulled away with a pair of late five-on-three power play markers in claiming the victory. Junior defenseman Daniel Brickley wired a shot from the high slot past Patrick Munson at 16:07 and senior center C.J. Suess finished it off at 17:04 with his third goal of the season.

Connor LaCouvee kicked out 16 Tech shots and now stands 4-0-0 for the year, while Suess and Knutson both finished with three-point nights on a goal and two assists. Lutz had a goal an assist in the triumph.

The Mavericks, who are 5-2-0 overall and 3-1-0 WCHA, outshot the Huskies by a 38-19 margin in the contest. Minnesota State were two-of-seven in power play chances, while MTU finished with a one-for-six in opportunities with the man advantage.

Minnesota State continues WCHA action next weekend with a two-game road series at Northern Michigan Friday and Saturday in Marquette.