Minnesota State Toppled By St. Cloud State, 4-0

Sophomore defenseman Ian Scheid (pictured)
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 11:46  STC1-0 EV GW Jimmy Schuldt (1)Judd Peterson/1, Patrick Newell/1
2nd 3:05  STC2-0 EV Jon Lizotte (1)Kevin Fitzgerald/1, Jake Wahlin/1
3rd 11:08  STC3-0 EV Jacob Benson (1)Ryan Poehling/1, Jimmy Schuldt/1
3rd 17:55  STC4-0 EV EN Jack Poehling (1)Will Borgen/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
St. Cloud State  1124
Minnesota State  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
St. Cloud State  912526
Minnesota State  11151642
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
St. Cloud State (1-0-0)  0/1 2/4 0
Minnesota State (0-1-0)  0/1 2/4 0
St. Cloud State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jeff Smith (W, 1-0-0)60:000 11151642
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jason Pawloski (L, 0-1-0)56:573 811322
Empty Net3:031     

MANKATO, Minn. - 15th-rated Minnesota State began its 2017-18 campaign with a 4-0 loss at the hands of no. 6 St. Cloud State in nonconference men's hockey action Saturday in Mankato.

The visiting Huskies took a 1-0 lead at 11:46 of the opening period with the teams playing with four skaters a piece when fefenseman Jimmy Schuldt lifted a shot from the high slot that beat Maverick junior netminder Jason Pawloski over the left shoulder.

It became a 2-0 SCSU advantage at 3:05 of the second period on another shot from the slot, this one off of the stick of another Husky defenseman, Jon Lizotte.

Jacob Benson finished off a pass from Ryan Poehling at 11:08 of the third period in making it a 3-0 SCSU lead and Jack Poehling's empty net tally at 17:55 closed out the scoring in the contest. Minnesota State, which was zero-for-one on the power play, put 42 shots on goal in the contest, but could not solve Jeff Smith, with the SCSU netminder named the game's First Star. The last time Minnesota State was shutout at home prior to tonight was March 12, 2016 when Lake Superior State's Gordon Defiel turned aside 57 shots in a Laker 2-0 victory over the Mavericks in a WCHA first-round play-off game.

Pawloski was credited with 22 saves in the game for the Mavericks.

The Huskies were zero-for-one with the man advantage.

The Mavericks (0-1-0) continue nonconference action next weekend with a road series at second-rated Boston University.