Alaska, Minnesota State Skate to 5-5 Tie, Alaska Earns Extra Point in Shootout
Senior forward Josh Erickson scores goal and assist for Nanooks

Senior forward Josh Erickson scored a goal and an assist for the Nanooks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 10:58  AKF1-0 EV Chad Staley (5)Nikolas Koberstein/2
1st 12:40  AKF2-0 EV Josh Erickson (2)Jack Weiss/2, John Mullally/2
1st 16:24  AKF3-0 SH Brandon Morley (1) -
2nd 0:26  MNS1-3 EV Brad McClure (8)Daniel Brickley/11
2nd 2:12  MNS2-3 EV Daniel Brickley (3)Marc Michaelis/11
2nd 7:10  MNS3-3 EV Ian Scheid (4) -
2nd 9:35  MNS4-3 SH Marc Michaelis (9) -
3rd 0:27  AKF4-4 EV Troy Van Tetering (3)Brandon Morley/9
3rd 1:48  AKF5-4 EV Chad Staley (6)Josh Erickson/2, John Mullally/3
3rd 9:33  MNS5-5 EV GT C.J. Franklin (5)Marc Michaelis/12, Brad McClure/7
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Alaska  30205
Minnesota State  04105
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Alaska  995124
Minnesota State  151716553
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Alaska (4-10-2)  0/4 8/16 1
Minnesota State (9-5-2)  0/7 5/10 1
Alaska Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Davis Jones (T, 1-3-1)65:005 151315548
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Cole Huggins16:243 50005
Jason Pawloski (T, 3-2-2)48:362 193114

MANKATO, MInn. - #15th-rated Minnesota State erased a 3-0 first-period deficit by scoring four times in the second period en route to a 5-5 overtime victory with the University of Alaska in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association contest played in Mankato Saturday night.

The Nanooks outscored the Mavericks by a 2-1 margin in the sudden-death shootout to secure the extra point in WCHA play.

Alaska got on the board first when forward Chad Staley beat Cole Huggins stickside at 10:58 in the first period. The Nanooks scored again at 12:40 on a goal by forward Josh Ericson and at 16:24 when Brandon Morley tallied a shorthanded breakaway marker, which forced Minnesota State into a goaltending change replacing Cole Huggins with Jason Pawloski.

The Mavericks began its comeback early in the second when junior forward Brad McClure took a pass from Daniel Brickley before lifting the puck past Davis Jones at 0:26 for his eighth goal of the year. Brickley then scored on a bad angle from below the goal line at 2:12 to bring Minnesota State within one. The Mavericks tied the game at 12:50 as freshman blueliner Ian Schied wired a shot past Jones for his fourth goal of the year and took the lead at 10:25 with a shorthanded goal from Marc Michaelis on a nifty move in front where he tucked the puck in between Davis's pad for his ninth goal of the year.

Alaska scored twice early in the third to regain the lead. Troy Van Teetering knotted to score at the 0:27 mark and Staley got his second of the game at 1:48 to make it a 5-4 game. The Mavericks rallied to tie the game at 10:27 thanks to C.J. Franklin's nifty backhander. The goal is his fifth goal of the season and regulation ended at 5-5.

The two teams battled through a scoreless five-minute overtime period and a scoreless three-on-three overtime period. Ross Heidt and Tyler Cline scored goals in the shootout for the Nanooks, while Parker Tuomie scored the lone goal in the shootout for the Mavericks.

Minnesota State, which was 0-for-8 on the power play, put 57 shots on goal in the contest. The Nanooks were zero-for-four with the man advantage.

Brickley, who had a goal and an assist in the game, totaled four points (two goals and two assists) in the two wins over Alaska on the weekend, while Michaelis, who also had a goal and two assists tonight, finished with seven points (four goals and three assists) in the series vs. the Nanooks. McClure had a goal and an assist in the game and finished with one goal and four assists in the weekend series.

Cole Huggins and Jason Pawloski combined for 22 saves in the game. Pawloski, who got the tie, now stands 3-2-2 for 2016-17

The Mavericks are 9-5-2 on the season. Alaska goes to 4-9-3 with tonight's result.

Minnesota State continues WCHA action next weekend with a road series at Ferris State.