Playing all or part of the game without three of its captains, Minnesota State outshot and outplayed Ferris State in a 5-1 victory. The Mavericks are now one win away from capturing the WCHA regular season championship and the MacNaughton Cup.
The teams finish their two-game series in Big Rapids.
On a night where Dryden McKay was pulled after allowing four goals on 10 shots, No. 3 Minnesota State survived and beat one-win Ferris State on a Reggie Lutz overtime goal.
The Mavericks are 22-7-1 all-time against Ferris State
Junior defenseman Andy Carroll has become quite valuable for Minnesota State in all facets of the game. ... The Mavericks cannot overlook Ferris State this weekend for a number of reasons. ... And a look at MSU's historical dominance in this rivalry.
Owen Sillinger bagged four goals, including a natural hat trick, and assisted on brother Lukas Sillinger’s goal en route to a 7-2 victory for No. 18 Bemidji State.
The Beavers (6-4-3) and Bulldogs (1-13-1) meet at 6:07 p.m. Saturday in the second game of a WCHA series.
Bemidji State twice clawed back from one-goal deficits to force the tie, but fell 1-0 to Ferris State in a shootout.
The Beavers (6-4-2) and Bulldogs (1-13-0) meet at 6:07 p.m. Friday in the first game of a WCHA series.
Minnesota State dominated play all weekend against WCHA rival Ferris State and completed a sweep of the two-game series on Sunday with a 4-1 victory. The team's fourth line led the way on both ends of the ice.
The two-game series wraps up Sunday afternoon.
Wyatt Aamodt was moved up to Minnesota State's top defensive pairing on Saturday, with senior captain Riese Zmolek out of the lineup. Aamodt responded with one of his best games as a Maverick, blocking six shots and helping his team preserve a shutout of visiting Ferris State.
Ferris State comes to town looking for its second victory of the season.
All you need to know about this weekend's WCHA series between Ferris State and No. 2-ranked Minnesota State at Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center in Mankato.