2018-19 WCHA Game Recap

Freshman goalie Dryden McKay made 36 saves for the Mavericks
Minnesota State Falls to Minnesota Duluth in Overtime, 4-3

Glendale, Ariz. --- #8 Minnesota State dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to #4 Minnesota Duluth in Friday action of the Desert Hockey Classic being played at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., this weekend.

The Bulldogs, who owned a 2-1 lead after the first 20 minutes of action, opened the scoring when Louie Roehl's shot from the point bounced off a stick past Dryden McKay at 5:39. Justin Richards tallied at 6:33 to make it a 2-0 UMD lead. Sophomore forward Walker Duehr made a nice cross-ice pass to Dallas Gerads, and the Blaine, Minn., native cashed in with his fifth goal of the year at 8:39 to pull the Mavericks within one at the first intermission.

Minnesota State scored a pair of unanswered goals in the second frame to lead for the first time. Junior center Marc Michaelis, coming in on the off-wing, absolutely wired one over the left shoulder of Hunter Shepherd. His 12th goal of the year knotted things up at 2-2. 1:20/2nd. Freshman forward Chris Van Os-Shaw, playing in his first game as a collegian, earned his first career assist on the goal. Junior centerman Josh French wristed a shot from the slot off the rush to make it a 3-2 Minnesota State lead. French now has scored five goals in the last six games on the season.

After killing off a five-minute power play from the Mavericks, UMD scored at 13:55 of the third period with a power play of their own. McKay stopped the initial shot, but Kobe Roth pounced on the rebound to knot the score at 3-3 and that's how the score stood after 60 minutes of action.

The Bulldogs, the defending national champions, claimed victory on a goal from Nick Swaney at 2:17 of overtime.

Minnesota State's goaltender Dryden McKay had 36 saves in the game and now stands 7-4-0 for the season.

With tonight's loss, Minnesota State owns a 14-5-0 (9-3-0 WCHA) record on the season.

Next action for Minnesota State plays again tomorrow (Saturday) and will face the loser of the second game Friday between Arizona State and Clarkson.

Game Summary

Friday, December 28, 2018
Desert Hockey Classic (Glendale, AZ)

Game statistics
40 Shots 31
1 / 6 Power Plays 0 / 3
5 / 13 PIM 8 / 16
11-4-2 Records 14-5-0
Minnesota Duluth Minnesota State
Louie Roehl (1)
Justin Richards (5)
Dallas Gerads (5)
Marc Michaelis (12)
Josh French (6)
Kobe Roth (5)
3rd/13:55 PP
Nick Swaney (5)
OT/2:17  GW
Minnesota Duluth Minnesota State
Hunter Shepard
62:17, 28 Saves, 3 GA
(W, 11-4-2)
Dryden McKay
62:17, 36 Saves, 4 GA
(L, 7-4-0)