2019-20 WCHA Game Recap

Sophomore goaltender Dryden McKay made 21 saves to earn his fourth shutout of the season for the Mavericks
McKay Stops 21 Shots As Minnesota State Tops Lake Superior State, 2-0
Sophomore goaltender Dryden McKay made 21 saves to earn his fourth shutout of the season for the Mavericks

Mankato, Minn. --- Sophomore netminder Dryden McKay stopped everything thrown his way in helping lead #1 Minnesota State to a 2-0 win over Lake Superior State in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game played in Mankato Saturday night.

The host Mavericks scored a goal in the second period and added another in the third in extending their winning streak to nine games with tonight's win.

The Mavericks outshot the Lakers by a 12-7 margin in the opening stanza, but the game stood tied 0-0 after the first 20 minutes of action.

Senior captain Marc Michaelis took a drop pass from Jared Spooner 7:47 and snapped a shot past Marek Mitens on the glove side for a shorthanded marker at 7:47 of the second period to give the Mavericks a 1-0 lead. The goal, the eighth of the year for Michaelis, is the ninth shorthanded goal for his career (ties him for first all-time with Bryce Gervais, who played with the Mavericks 2012-16).

Coming in off the left circle, junior center Jake Jaremko beat Mitens low on the stickside in tallying his fifth goal of the year at 17:17 of the third period to seal the win.

McKay, who finished with 21 saves in the game, now stands 13-1-1 for the season. Tonight's shutout is his fourth this year and the eighth of his career.

The Mavericks, now 14-1-1 overall shots and 9-1-0 WCHA, outshot the visiting Lakers by a 34-21 margin in the contest.

Minnesota State closes out the pre-Holiday portion of its scheduled with two WCHA contests at Northern Michigan next Friday and Saturday.

Game Summary

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Game statistics
21 Shots 34
0 / 3 Power Plays 0 / 3
4 / 8 PIM 5 / 21
5-14-1 Records 14-1-1
Lake Superior State Minnesota State
Marc Michaelis (8)
2nd/7:47 SH GW
Jake Jaremko (5)
Lake Superior State Minnesota State
Mareks Mitens
60:00, 32 Saves, 2 GA
(L, 5-12-1)
Dryden McKay
59:19, 21 Saves, 0 GA
(W, 13-1-1)

Empty Net
0:41, 0 GA