Minnesota State hockey completes sweep of Minnesota Duluth with 2-1 win

Six other skaters scored for No. 5 Minnesota State, and freshman goaltender Alex Tracy made 16 saves in his collegiate debut because the Mavericks close out No. 4 Minnesota Duluth, 6-0, at house on Friday. 

Senior co-captain Cade Borchardt (1g, 2a) and junior defenseman Akito Hirose (3a) each and every had 3 issues for the Mavericks (2-1-0). Will Hillman, Jake Livingstone, David Silye, Sam Morton and Josh Groll each and every scored as smartly.

Junior netminder Zach Stejskal made 26 saves on 32 photographs for the Bulldogs (2-1-0). Senior switch Matthew Thiessen stopped each photographs he confronted in aid of Stejskal within the 3rd length. 

Silye gave Mankato an early 1-0 lead at the energy play at 11:29 of the primary length. Hirose labored the puck low to Borchardt, who fed Silye within the slot, the place the junior ahead ripped a one-timer through Stejskal. 

Groll doubled Minnesota State’s lead simply over 5 mins later when Silye’s shot from distance deflected in off him.

Late within the first, UMD junior defenseman Luke Mylymok took a five-minute primary and 10-minute misconduct for hitting from at the back of, and Livingstone made it 3-0 with 5 seconds left within the length at the resulting energy play. Senior defenseman Andy Carroll’s wrist shot into the pile in entrance deflected to Livingstone to the aspect of the crease, giving the junior blue-liner the entire web to shoot at.

The energy play carried over into the second one and temporarily become a 5-on-3 after a high-sticking name. On the two-man merit, Minnesota State took a 4-0 lead simply 2:34 into the center length, due to Borchardt, who completed a cross-ice setup from Livingstone with a catch-and-release wrister.

Hillman tacked on every other tally with underneath a minute closing in the second one when Hirose’s shot from the purpose pin-balled in entrance prior to trickling in off him, and Morton added every other energy play marker early within the 3rd, completing a tic-tac-toe play with a one-timer on the proper face-off circle. 

Tracy wasn’t examined frequently however was once robust when he had to be, creating a sprawling save on Dominic James’ rebound strive after making the preliminary prevent on Aiden Dubinsky’s shot from the purpose with slightly below six mins closing in law.

Junior ahead Ondrej Pavel concept he were given in at the amusing to make it 7-0 when his shot went in off the put up and instantly shot again out of the online, however the officers dominated no purpose at the ice. They upheld the decision throughout the stoppage with out reviewing the play, pronouncing the puck hit the crossbar. Minnesota State head trainer Mike Hastings mentioned postgame the replay machine at ice stage was once down, fighting the chance to check the danger. 

The Mavericks had been 4-for-7 at the energy play, whilst the Duluth went 0-for-5. Minnesota State has now received 5 directly conferences with the Bulldogs.

Game 2 of this weekend’s sequence is ready for Saturday at 7:07 p.m. ET. 

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