Mavericks Sweep Lakers; Push Winning Streak To Six Games – Minnesota State University


MANKATO, Minn. – Junior Akito Hirose had an important assist for Minnesota State’s first goal and eventually scored the winner, capping a four-point weekend with the 17 leadth– Ranked Mavericks to a 2-1 win and weekend win over Lake Superior State.

The victory in front of 4,913 fans at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center marked MSU’s sixth straight start to calendar year 2023.

For the second straight season, teams ran scoreless through the first 20 minutes, but unlike Friday, it was the Lakers who got on the scoreboard first when Jack Jeffers found the back of the net at 2:32 a.m. period.

The Mavericks scored that goal back 1:28 before the second break when Hirose’s shot was headed from just inside the blue line by Senior Ryan Sandeline on the left side of the slot and junior David Silye tipped it a second time when LSSU goaltender Ethan Langenecker was unable to keep up with the puck, knotting the game to one.

It was Hirose again who made a key play that gave the Mavericks a lead. A Laker forward hit the puck inside his own blue line, but Hirose picked up the puck at the left point, ran to the center of the ice, and then blasted home his third goal of the year at the 3:44 mark of the last frame. student in the first year Adam Eisele and jr Ondrej Pavel every collected goal assist.

It stayed that way until the final minutes of the game and when the score was 1:19, the guests were able to draw their goalkeeper for an additional attacker.

Finally, 63 seconds later, freshman Christian Fitgerald forced a turnover in the neutral zone and Silvye quickly collected the loose puck and shot it into the empty net for his second goal of the game and the team’s lead of 19th the season.

The Mavericks held a 33-17 advantage in shots on goal as a sophomore Keenan Rancier He stopped 16 of the 17 shots. He has scored in each of MSU’s last six wins, conceding just nine goals during that streak.

Minnesota State (16-9-1, 11-6-1 CCHA) travels to Ferris State for two Central Collegiate Hockey Association games on Friday and Saturday.

FSU Ewigleben Arena game times are scheduled for Friday 6:07pm CST and Saturday 5:07pm CST.