Minnesota State is 15-2-1 overall and ranked No. 3 in the country, but the Mavericks haven't been able to gauge themselves against opponents from outside the WCHA this season.
We've crunched the numbers. There are multiple paths Minnesota State can take to capture its fourth consecutive WCHA regular season championship. The simplest one is the one MSU is focused on: Winning its next game.
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.
Minnesota State's defensive corps is led by two senior captains and a handful of others who have filled their roles perfectly this season. The Mavericks are allowing -- by a wide margin -- the fewest shots on goal per game in the country.
Connor Mackey was an every-other night player in the USHL just five years ago. Now he's a rookie in the NHL and he recorded his first point as a pro on Monday night.
The 2021 WCHA postseason tournament will take place over two weeks, with the top four teams in the league hosting quarterfinal series March 12-14. The top remaining seed among the quarterfinal winners will host the single-elimination semifinals and championship game March 19-20.
Todd Burgess scored twice and Minnesota State's offense again dominated the second period en route to a 5-0 victory and a sweep of a WCHA series at Alabama Huntsville.
The Mavs conclude their WCHA road series against Alabama-Huntsville.
The Minnesota State men's hockey team found its legs after the first period on Thursday in Huntsville, Alabama. The Mavericks controlled the rest of the game to earn their third consecutive win and ninth in their past 10 games.
The Mavs hit the road for a WCHA series against Alabama-Huntsville.
Minnesota State University hasn't lost to Alabama Huntsville in nearly 20 years. That's a streak they don't intend to have broken this week as they prepare to face the Chargers in Alabama.
The WCHA and NCAA have yet to announce the formats and selection/seeding process for their postseason men's hockey tournaments. While clarification would be welcome, Minnesota State players and coaches say they need to focus on winning games and let the decision on the postseason come as it will.
A 5-foot-9, 155-pound center from San Jose, Reese Laubach called his commitment to Minnesota State "a dream come true."
Dryden McKay made 20 saves and Reggie Lutz scored twice to lead Minnesota State to a 5-1 victory Saturday and a sweep against rival Bowling Green State at Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center.
Minnesota State hosts Bowling Green in the second game of the series of WCHA leaders.
Nine players recorded at least one point and Dryden McKay stopped every shot he faced as No. 4/6-ranked Minnesota State shut out rival Bowling Green in the opener of a two-game series at Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center in Mankato.
Minnesota State, the WCHA leader, has a two-point edge on the Falcons in the conference.
Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center won't be packed this weekend, but that doesn't mean the intensity on the ice will be any less than it has historically been when Minnesota State and Bowling Green go head to head.
Max Johnson, Taylor Schneider and Garrett Daly all played at least one year of varsity hockey together at Lakeville North. Ryan Edquist and Jack McNeely were part of that group, too. Those five guys will be on the same ice again this weekend, with Johnson, Schneider and Daly's Bowling Green Falcons coming to Mankato to face Edquist and McNeely's Minnesota State Mavericks.
Rivalries in the WCHA don't get much better than the one on tap this weekend when Bowling Green visits Minnesota State Uniersity, Mankato. The teams have played 11 series over the past seven years. Eight of them have resulted in splits.
Dryden McKay began his junior hockey career at 16 years old. He was cut, traded, and played for four different teams in four seasons. He committed to Division I Holy Cross as an 18-year-old, then realized that a better fit might exist for him athletically and academically. He committed to Minnesota State a year later and has been a perfect fit with the Mavericks.
Minnesota State University junior goalie Dryden McKay and sophomore forwards Nathan Smith and Cade Borchardt are among 50 Division I college hockey players listed on the initial ballot for the 2021 Hobey Baker Award.
Minnesota State University outshot Bemidji State more than 3-to-1, but the Mavericks played without their entire top line and its senior captain and struggled to find offense, losing for the second time this season.
The Beavers are 0-2-1 this season against the Mavericks.
All you need to know about Minnesota State's non-conference game against Bemidji State today at Sanford Center in Bemidji.
Minnesota State has a tough non-conference matchup at Bemidji State today. The No. 3/2-ranked Mavericks hope that prepares them for a WCHA showdown series at home next week against No. 8 Bowling Green.