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Men’s hockey claims win over Mavericks

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Senior forward Kalle Kossila drives the puck forward at the 2016 North Star College Cup Saturday night in St. Paul. Photo by Maddie MacFarlane.
Senior Kalle Kossila drives the puck forward at the 2016 North Star College Cup Saturday night in St. Paul. Photo by Maddie MacFarlane.

St. Paul, Minn. – The #3 men’s hockey team (21-5-1, 12-3-1 NCHC) claimed a 5-4 win over Minnesota State University on Saturday (13-9-5, 12-3-5 WCHA), according to Husky Athletics.

Minnesota State University took the lead just 4:52 into the first period, thanks to Zach Stepan. Shortly after, Patrick Russell matched the Mavericks at 8:43.

Mikey Eyssimont followed Russell not long after, bringing the Huskies to an early 2-1 lead over Minnesota State at 9:55 into the first period, reported Husky Athletics. Russell and Joey Benik tallied assists on the play.

The Maverick’s forward Dylan Margonari came in just before the first period ended, tying the game at 2-2 going into the second period, Husky Athletics reported.

Eyssimont continued pushing the Huskies forward in the second period, notching the score to 3-2. Then, Jacob Benson followed him up with another goal at 10:07, with an assist from Blake Winiecki.

Brad McClure answered back later in second period to bring the score to 4-3 at 15:19. Moving ahead, C.J. Franklin brought the Mavericks back, tying the game in the third period at 9:48, according to Husky Athletics.

Entering a power play position after a penalty by Minnesota State University, the athletics department reported that senior forward Jimmy Murray projected the Huskies forward, with the help of Winiecki and forward David Morley.

Goalie Charlie Lindgren made 29 saves Saturday night, having faced 33 total shots the Mavericks, according to Husky Athletics. On the other end, the Huskies made 22 shots at the net. Starting out the game, Jason Pawlowski made seven saves, and Cole Huggins finished the game, ending with 10 saves, the athletics department reported.

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