Greetings again from downtown Mankato. It sure is nice to be covering home games.
Warmups just finished. We're 20 minutes until face-off.
Winter Carnival in Houghton today. Michigan Tech defeated Huntsville 10-4. Tech moved up to third place in the WCHA standings with the sweep.
In other action, Ferris State leads Northern Michigan 1-0 after one period and Alaska Anchorage leads Lake Superior 1-0 after one.
Big upset in the Big Ten today as Penn State shut out Michigan 4-0. First Big Ten win for the Nittany Lions.
Uh oh. Zamboni malfunction on the VWC ice right now.
I believe I saw something about a Zamboni going down at Harvard last night.
Now it's going but it left a big pile of snow on the ice at the south end of the rink.
BSU starters tonight: Wilkins, Pedan, Prapavessis, Marinaccio, Jubinville, O'Connor
Cheese ... no hat tricks this year.
MSU starters: Huggins, Stern, Palmquist, Gervais, Leitner, Lehrke
Last hat trick was Hayes last year at Duluth
Quick penalty called on Bemidji. 32 seconds in
Not a very good power play for the Mavericks. Penalty over.
Another good shift by MSU's fourth line after the power play.
Good save by Huggins at the other end
Shots say 2-1 at the 5:57 mark. MSU has controlled the pace so far though.
Penalty coming on Teddy Blueger for a cross-check. Not sure why he did that. Chase down the puck into the BSU end, one guy ahead of him, gives him a push. Ended up winning the race to the puck but got the gate.
Chase Grant talked last night about being aggressive on the penalty kill against Bemidji. Definitely are tonight.
Gervais just got the puck all alone in front of the goalie. Tried to shelf a backhand but got stopped.
BSU leads the shots 6-5 now after that power play.
Bemidji scores first again tonight. McCormack with a wrap around after picking up a rebound.
MSU goes back on the kill as Knowles gets called for slashing
Collision in the corner and a BSU player is hurt. Looks like they're calling Foguth for a penalty. Center ice ref called it. I thought the Beavers player fell down first.
But I'm wrong. Foguth's getting a major
13 sec of 5x3 for Bemidji
Never mind. They changed it to a 2 for boarding. And then Bemidji takes a penalty off the face-off.
Teams are skating 4x4 now.
MSU will get a 2-sec power play at the end of this
2:17 to play in the period. Mavs trail 1-0. Shots are 9-6 for BSU
Stepan had a nice backhand chance coming up from behind the net during 4x4 play. He seems to be having a good weekend.
End of the period. Bemidji got away with a hook at the end of the period as the Mavs tried to make a play in the offensive zone.