2019-20 WCHA Game Recap

Senior forward Charlie Gerard scored two goals for the Mavericks
Gerard Scores Twice to Help Minnesota State Past Ferris State, 5-1
Senior forward Charlie Gerard scored two goals for the Mavericks

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's ice hockey team fell 5-1 to the nationally #3 ranked Minnesota State Mavericks on Saturday (Jan. 11) at Ewigleben Ice Arena in Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) play.

The Mavericks jumped in front on the power play at 8:12 of the first period when Charlie Gerard finished in close.

At 14:42, Lucas Sowder extended the lead to 2-0 wrapping a backhand past Ferris State goaltender Carter McPhail.

In the second period, Gerard tallied again for the Mavericks at 14:53 on the power play for a 3-0 MSU lead.

Late in the period, Ferris State cashed in when senior defenseman Cameron Clarke scored his first goal of the year picking up his own rebound to beat Minnesota State goaltender Dryden McKay inside the left goal post. Junior forward Liam MacDougall added his ninth assist of the year on the play to cut MSU's lead to 3-1.

21 seconds later Jack McNeely scored to make it 4-1 Minnesota State to finish the second period.

In the third, Reggie Lutz hit on a one-timer at 6:41 for a 5-1 Minnesota State lead.

The Mavericks scored three power play goals in seven attempts while Ferris State finished 1-4 with the man advantage.

Ferris State freshman goaltender Carter McPhail made 37 stops in goal while Minnesota State's Dryden McKay made 25 stops in the win for the Mavericks.

Ferris State is back in action on Friday, Jan. 17 against the Alaska Nanooks at 7:07 pm ET.

Game Summary

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Game statistics
42 Shots 26
3 / 7 Power Plays 1 / 4
5 / 10 PIM 8 / 16
20-3-1 Records 6-15-2
Minnesota State Ferris State
Charlie Gerard (8)
1st/8:12 PP
Lucas Sowder (4)
1st/14:42  GW
Charlie Gerard (9)
2nd/14:53 PP
Cameron Clarke (1)
2nd/18:50 PP
Jack McNeely (2)
Reggie Lutz (9)
3rd/6:41 PP
Minnesota State Ferris State
Dryden McKay
60:00, 25 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 19-2-1)
Carter McPhail
60:00, 37 Saves, 5 GA
(L, 1-5-1)