Bemidji State Skates to 1-1 Tie At Minnesota State; Bemidji Earns Extra Point in 2OT
Sophomore defenseman Dan Billett scores game-tying goal for Beavers

Sophomore defenseman Dan Billett scored the game-tying goal for the Beavers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 2:31  MNS1-0 EV Charlie Gerard (1)Zach Stepan/2, Josh French/1
3rd 8:25  BMJ1-1 EV GT Dan Billett (1)Brett Beauvais/6, Hampus Sjödahl/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Bemidji State  00101
Minnesota State  10001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Bemidji State  4811326
Minnesota State  1225726
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Bemidji State (8-2-1)  0/2 2/4 0
Minnesota State (7-3-1)  0/1 3/6 0
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Michael Bitzer (T, 8-2-1)65:001 1125725
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Jason Pawloski (T, 1-1-1)65:001 4810325

Mankato, Minn. --- #11th rated Minnesota State and 15th-rated Bemidji State skated to 1-1 overtime tie in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association contest played in Mankato Friday evening.

The Beavers got a goal from Charlie O'Connor in the second overtime session (3-on-3) in earn the extra point.

Freshman forward Charlie Gerard pushed the puck into the Beaver net at 2:31 of the first period to give the Mavericks a 1-0 lead. The goal, which included assists by Zach Stepan and Josh French, is the first of Gerard's career. French's assist if the first point of his college career.

The two teams battled through a scoreless second period before Beaver defenseman Dan Billett wristed a shot from the right circle past Minnesota State netminder Jason Pawloski at 8:25 of the third period. The score remained that way sending the game into overtime.

Minnesota State, which was zero-for-one on the power play, put 24 shots on goal in the contest. The Beavers were zero-for-two with the man advantage. Maverick netminder Jason Pawloski, who made 23 stops, now stands 1-1-1 on the year.

The Mavericks, 7-3-1 on the season, stand 5-3-1 WCHA with tonight's tie. Bemidji State stands 8-2-1 overall, 8-0-1 WCHA.

Minnesota State and Bemidji State close out the two-game league series Saturday night with a 7:07 p.m. face-off scheduled for Verizon Center in downtown Mankato.