|1st||2:22||BMJ||1-0||EV||Mike Soucier (1)||Jordan Heller/2, Tommy Muck/2|
|1st||6:13||MNS||1-1||PP||Marc Michaelis (5)||Ian Scheid/4, Parker Tuomie/2|
|OT||1:37||BMJ||2-1||EV GW||Nate Arentz (1)||Jay Dickman/3|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Bemidji State (9-2-1)||0/4||5/10||0|
|Minnesota State (7-4-1)||1/3||5/10||0|
|Bemidji State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Michael Bitzer (W, 9-2-1)||61:36||1||11||11||10||0||32|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Cole Huggins (L, 6-3-0)||61:37||2||6||9||8||1||24|
Mankato, Minn. --- #11th rated Minnesota State dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to 15th-rated Bemidji State in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association contest played in Mankato Saturday evening.
Beaver winger Mike Soucier jumped on a rebound that Jordan Heller had put on net and made no mistake in putting Bemidji State on the board first at 2:22 of the opening period. Four minutes later freshman forward Marc Michaelis capitalized on a rebound chance with the Mavericks on the power play at 6:13 to knot the score at 1-1. The goal is the freshman's fifth of the year land the two teams stood tied 1-1 after 20 minutes of action.
The two teams played through a pair of scoreless periods before heading to overtime where BSU forward Nate Arentz took a pass along the boards in the neutral zone and steamed into the Maverick end where Cole Huggins made a save. But the puck found its way into the net after a MSU defenseman slid into the crease, colliding with Huggins and pushing the puck past the goal line at 1:37 of the extra session.
Minnesota State, which was one-for-three on the power play, put 33 shots on goal in the contest. The Beavers were zero-for-five with the man advantage.
Maverick netminder Cole Huggins, who made 24 stops, now stands 6-3-0 on the year.
The Mavericks, 7-4-1 on the season, stand 5-4-1-0 WCHA with tonight's tie. Bemidji State stands 9-2-1 overall, 9-0-1-1 WCHA.
Minnesota State takes a break from WCHA next weekend with a home-and-home nonconference series with the University of Minnesota on the docket. The Mavericks and the Gophers square-off in Mankato Friday and in Minneapolis Saturday.