Mayhew Scores Twice to Lead Ferris State Past Minnesota State, 4-3
Senior forward Gerald Mayhew registers two goals for Bulldogs

Senior forward Gerald Mayhew scored two goals for the Bulldogs
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 4:22  FSU1-0 EV Gerald Mayhew (3)Ryan Lowney/3, Craig Pefley/9
2nd 5:39  FSU2-0 EV Andrew Dorantes (1)Tyler Andrew/1, Joe Rutkowski/2
2nd 19:31  FSU3-0 PP Mitch Maloney (4)Ryker Killins/1, Ryan Lowney/4
3rd 10:05  MNS1-3 EV Alec Vanko (2)Zach Stepan/1, Clint Lewis/4
3rd 16:42  MNS2-3 EV EA Michael Huntebrinker (2)Marc Michaelis/7
3rd 17:38  MNS3-3 EV Brad McClure (4) -
3rd 18:59  FSU4-3 EV GW Gerald Mayhew (4)Joe Rutkowski/3, Andrew Dorantes/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Ferris State  0314
Minnesota State  0033
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Ferris State  510722
Minnesota State  4141331
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)59:493 4141028
Empty Net0:110     
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Cole Huggins (L, 6-1-0)59:034 57618
Empty Net0:570     

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.