2020-21 WCHA Game Recap

Sophomore forward Kelsey King scored 45 seconds into overtime for the Mavericks
King Sends Minnesota State Past Bemidji State In Overtime, 1-0
Sophomore forward Kelsey King scored 45 seconds into overtime for the Mavericks

MANKATO, Minn. --- Minnesota State (5-9-1, 5-9-1 WCHA) edged Bemidji State (2-9-2, 2-9-2 WCHA) with a 1-0 overtime win in Western Collegiate Hockey Association action Friday night.

The contest saw the Mavericks dominate the Beavers offensively, outshooting the in-state rival 29-17. However, it took 60:45 to declare a winner once Mavericks' sophomore forward Kelsey King scored 45 seconds into overtime to earn MSU its' fifth win of the season. Mavericks' sophomore goaltender Calla Frank made the overtime thriller possible, stopping all 17 shots she faced to earn her second shutout of the season.

After one period of play the Mavericks and Beavers were tied at zero. MSU claimed a 9-2 advantage in shots after the first 20 minutes.

In the second period, the game remained scoreless while MSU outshot BSU 12-5. After two periods of scoreless play, MSU led the shots department 21-7.

In the third period, BSU pushed back to outshoot MSU 10-7. After 60 minutes of scoreless play, the game required extra time to declare a winner.

The Mavericks only needed one shot and 45 seconds to come out on top in the extra period. King started the play by entering the zone on the right wall before dropping it back to Brittyn Fleming who passed to Tristen Truax in the left corner before she laid one up to King in the high slot. King didn't hold back on her shot that beat BSU's netminder Kerrigan Dowhy just over her glove, off the crossbar and into the net to win the game 45 seconds into overtime.

In net for the Mavericks, Frank (4-7-1) earned her second shutout of the season and fourth of her career by stopping all 17 shots she faced. The Mavericks sophomore netminder now holds a 3-0-1 record against the Beavers this season. For the Beavers, Dowhy (2-8-2) was perfect up until the end stopping 28 of 29 shots in the loss.

The Beavers were the only side that saw a chance with the man advantage, they went 0-for-2 on the power play. BSU was assessed one penalty, a two-minute minor, while MSU was dealt three minor penalties.

The Mavericks go for another weekend sweep of the Beavers tomorrow with a rematch slated for 3:07 p.m. at Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center.

Game Summary

Friday, January 29, 2021

Game statistics
17 Shots 29
0 / 2 Power Plays 0 / 0
1 / 2 PIM 3 / 6
2-9-2 Records 5-9-1
Bemidji State Minnesota State
Kelsey King (6)
OT/0:45  GW
Bemidji State Minnesota State
Kerigan Dowhy
60:45, 28 Saves, 1 GA
(L, 2-8-2)
Calla Frank
60:45, 17 Saves, 0 GA
(W, 4-7-1)