|1st||2:31||MNS||1-0||EV||Charlie Gerard (1)||Zach Stepan/2, Josh French/1|
|3rd||8:25||BMJ||1-1||EV GT||Dan Billett (1)||Brett Beauvais/6, Hampus Sjödahl/1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|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)||65:00||1||11||2||5||7||25|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Jason Pawloski (T, 1-1-1)||65:00||1||4||8||10||3||25|
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.