Knutson Nets Two Goals As Minnesota State Tops Michigan Tech, 3-1
Junior forward Zeb Knutson scores two goals for Mavericks

Junior forward Zeb Knutson scored two goals for the Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 7:35  MNS1-0 PP Zeb Knutson (1)Michael Huntebrinker/1, Daniel Brickley/1
1st 12:03  MTU1-1 PP Shane Hanna (1)Mitch Reinke/1, Jake Lucchini/1
1st 14:20  MNS2-1 EV EA GW Zeb Knutson (2)Daniel Brickley/2, C.J. Franklin/1
1st 14:43  MNS3-1 PP C.J. Franklin (1)Daniel Brickley/3, Brad McClure/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Michigan Tech  1001
Minnesota State  3003
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Michigan Tech  77721
Minnesota State  118423
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Michigan Tech (0-3-0)  1/9 9/18 0
Minnesota State (1-0-0)  2/8 9/18 0
Michigan Tech Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Matt Wintjes (L, 0-2-0)59:223 88420
Empty Net0:380     
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Cole Huggins (W, 1-0-0)59:401 67720
Empty Net0:200     

Mankato, Minn. --- 19th-rated Minnesota State got a pair of goals from junior forward Zeb Knutson, including the game-winner, in claiming a 3-1 victory over visiting Michigan Tech Friday in Mankato.

The game was first game of the year for Minnesota State, which stands 1-0-0 for the season. And with the win the Mavericks now stand 21-23-4 all-time in season-opening games. Michigan Tech falls to 0-3-0 on the year.

All four goals in tonight's game came in the opening stanza.

Knutson opened the scoring, tallying a power play marker at 7:35 of the first period. The Huskies responded with a power play goal of their own when Shane Hanna capitalized with the man advantage five minutes later. Knutson, who entered the game having scored eight goals in 48 career games, scored his second goal of the game (and of the season) at 14:20. Sophomore defenseman Daniel Brickley closed out the scoring in the game 23 seconds later when he got his first goal of the year with the Mavericks on the power play. Brickley also assisted on both goals in the game in finishing with a career-high three points.

Both teams went scoreless through the final two frames. Maverick senior netminder Cole Huggins stopped 20 saves in recording the win. Michigan Tech's Matt Wintges falls to 0-2-0 for the year.

The game was played in front of 3,331 fans at Verizon Wireless Center in downtown Mankato.