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Northern Michigan topples No. 1 Minnesota State

Northern Michigan went on a tear in the second period, getting goals from Andre Ghantous, Ben Newhouse and AJ Vanderbeck.

MARQUETTE, Mich. -- Northern Michigan scored three unanswered goals in a 4-2 win Friday, Jan. 14 against CCHA rival No. 1 Minnesota State.

The Mavericks, which lost for just the fifth time this season and third time in CCHA play, got the early lead with a Julian Napravnik power-play goal early in the first period. Then Northern Michigan went on a tear in the second period, getting goals from Andre Ghantous, Ben Newhouse and AJ Vanderbeck.

Minnesota State pulled within a goal at 9:07 of the third when Connor Gregga put a shot past Rico DiMatteo. The Wildcats scored an empty-netter with Dryden McKay pulled from the Mavericks' net for the last 2 minutes, 38 seconds of the game.

McKay finished with 11 saves.

The teams play again Saturday night.

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