|2nd||4:22||FSU||1-0||EV||Gerald Mayhew (3)||Ryan Lowney/3, Craig Pefley/9|
|2nd||5:39||FSU||2-0||EV||Andrew Dorantes (1)||Tyler Andrew/1, Joe Rutkowski/2|
|2nd||19:31||FSU||3-0||PP||Mitch Maloney (4)||Ryker Killins/1, Ryan Lowney/4|
|3rd||10:05||MNS||1-3||EV||Alec Vanko (2)||Zach Stepan/1, Clint Lewis/4|
|3rd||16:42||MNS||2-3||EV EA||Michael Huntebrinker (2)||Marc Michaelis/7|
|3rd||17:38||MNS||3-3||EV||Brad McClure (4)||-|
|3rd||18:59||FSU||4-3||EV GW||Gerald Mayhew (4)||Joe Rutkowski/3, Andrew Dorantes/2|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Ferris State (1-7-1)||1/3||6/12||0|
|Minnesota State (6-2-0)||0/6||3/6||0|
|Ferris State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Justin Kapelmaster (W, 1-0-0)||59:49||3||4||14||10||28|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Cole Huggins (L, 6-1-0)||59:03||4||5||7||6||18|
Mankato, Minn. --- A furious third period rally by ninth-rated Minnesota State fell just short as Ferris State downed the Mavericks 4-3 Saturday in Mankato.
After a scoreless first period, the Bulldogs scored three times in the second stanza in building a 3-0 lead.
Senior winger Gerald Mayhew, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association preseason Player of the Year, got the ball rolling when he tallied at 4:22 of the middle frame and it became a 2-0 lead a minute later when Andrew Dorantes connected for his first goal of the year. Mitch Maloney beat Minnesota State senior goaltender Cole Huggins with a power play goal at 19:31 in making what at the time seemed to be an unsurmountable three-goal lead.
The Mavericks started their comeback a midway through the third period after sophomore defenseman Alec Vanko's shot from near the blue line went through a couple of bodies to beat a screened Justin Kapelmaster. Then, late in the game with Huggins on the bench for an extra skater, senior forward Michael Huntebrinker pounced on a rebound for his second goal of the year at the 16:42 mark. Then, junior forward Brad McClure stole the puck from a FSU defender before wristing a shot past Kapelmaster for his third goal of the weekend at 17:38, knotting the score at 3-3. The Bulldogs responded shortly thereafter, however, with Mayhew nudging the puck past the goal line at 18:59 for his second goal of the game with what proved to be the game-winner.
Huggins stopped 18 shots in the contest and now stands 6-1-0 on the season. Minnesota State (6-2-0, 4-2-0-0 WCHA) failed to score on its six power play chances, while Ferris State (1-7-1, 1-4-1-1 WCHA) converted on one-of-three opportunities with the man advantage.
Next action for Minnesota State is next weekend when a road trip to the upper peninsula of Michigan where a two-game WCHA series with Lake Superior State is scheduled for Friday and Saturday.