McLain's Overtime Goal Sends Bowling Green Past Minnesota State, 3-2
Junior forward Mitchell McLain scores with 1:05 remaining in overtime for Falcons

Junior forward Mitchell McLain scored the game-winning goal for the Falcons
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 14:25  MNS1-0 EV Ian Scheid (6) -
2nd 7:57  BGS1-1 EV Kevin Dufour (7)Tyler Spezia/14
2nd 17:04  MNS2-1 EV Zach Stepan (3)Jordan Nelson/6, Daniel Brickley/14
2nd 18:45  BGS2-2 EV Kevin Dufour (8) -
OT 3:55  BGS3-2 EV GW Mitchell McLain (15)Lukas Craggs/2, Pierre-Luc Mercier/5
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Bowling Green  02013
Minnesota State  11002
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Bowling Green  6125326
Minnesota State  1597334
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Bowling Green (12-12-2)  0/3 5/10 0
Minnesota State (13-8-2)  0/4 4/8 0
Bowling Green Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Chris Nell (W, 8-9-2)63:552 1487332
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Aaron Nelson (L, 2-1-0)63:553 6105223

Mankato, Minn. --- --- #18th-rated Minnesota State fell to Bowling Green 3-2 in overtime in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association contest played in Mankato Friday night.

The Mavericks held 1-0 and 2-1 leads in the game, but could not hold off the Falcons.

Minnesota State got the scoring started when freshman defenseman Ian Scheid intercepted a pass at the blue line, walked in and wristed his sixth goal of the season over the left shoulder of Bowling Green netminder Chris Nell at 14:25 of the first period.

The Mavericks held a 1-0 lead at the end of the first period, before BGSU forward Kevin Dufour snapped a shot past Minnesota State Aaron Nelson at 7:57 of the second to tie the game 1-1. The Mavericks jumped back out in front late in the period when senior forward Zach Stepan pushed a rebound into the net at 17:04. The goal is Stepan's third tally in the last two games That lead was short lived however when Dufour beat Nelson at 18:07 to once again tie the game and sent the two teams into the locker rooms knotted at 2-2 after forty minutes of action.

After a scoreless third period and following a turnover at Minnesota State's blue line, Mitch Mclain took a cross-ice pass from Lukas Craggs and netted the game-winning goal for Bowling Green at 3:55 of the overtime period to give the Falcons the 3-2 victory over the Mavericks.

Minnesota State, which was zero-for-four on the power play, put 34 shots on goal in the contest. The Falcons went zero-for-three with the man advantage.

Maverick netminder Aaron Nelson, who made 23 stops, now stands 2-1-0 on the year.

The Mavericks, who entered the game riding a three-game winning streak, are 13-8-2 on the season with tonight's loss. Bowling Green now stands at 12-12-2 with tonight's result and with 32 points in league play, hold a three-point lead over the Mavericks for third place in the WCHA standings.

The two teams complete the two-game series when they square-off at Verizon Center in downtown Mankato with a 7:07 p.m. face-off scheduled for Saturday night.