Minnesota State topples Minnesota Duluth 6-0; Game 2 set for Saturday

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) every had 3 issues for the Mavericks (2-1-0). Will Hillman, Jake Livingstone, David Silye, Sam Morton and Josh Groll every scored as neatly.

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 reduction of Stejskal within the 3rd duration. 

Silye gave Mankato an early 1-0 lead at the energy play at 11:29 of the primary duration. Hirose labored the puck low to Borchardt, who fed Silye within the slot, the place the junior ahead ripped a one-timer via 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 main and 10-minute misconduct for hitting from at the back of, and Livingstone made it 3-0 with 5 seconds left within the duration at the resulting energy play. Senior defenseman Andy Carroll’s wrist shot into the pile in entrance deflected to Livingstone to the facet 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 changed into 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 duration, because of Borchardt, who completed a cross-ice setup from Livingstone with a catch-and-release wrister.

Hillman tacked on any other tally with underneath a minute ultimate in the second one when Hirose’s shot from the purpose pin-balled in entrance earlier than trickling in off him, and Morton added any 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 continuously however was once sturdy when he had to be, creating a sprawling save on Dominic James’ rebound strive after making the preliminary forestall on Aiden Dubinsky’s shot from the purpose with just below six mins ultimate in law.

Junior ahead Ondrej Pavel idea he were given in at the a laugh to make it 7-0 when his shot went in off the publish and instantly shot again out of the online, however the officers dominated no purpose at the ice. They upheld the decision all the way through the stoppage with out reviewing the play, announcing the puck hit the crossbar. Minnesota State head trainer Mike Hastings mentioned postgame the replay device at ice degree was once down, combating the chance to study the danger. 

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

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

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