Greetings from downtown Mankato. Mavericks set to face No. 2 Ferris State in about 25 minutes.
Ferris starters: Motte, Czarnowczan, White, Robertson, Schempp, Thompson
MSU starters: Huggins, Jutzi, Nelson, LaFontaine, Stepan, Blueger
Going into this weekend, maybe a bit of both. Certainly the Alaska trip was disappointing, although I don't think anyone should have expected 4 wins there. They needed another 2-3 points.
Hard to be too disappointed in many of their other losses -- at Minnesota, at Providence, especially. They didn't play all that well at Bemidji. Bowling Green was a good matchup in all four games and they split 2-2
Looks like a decent student turnout. Rest of crowd filling in. Curious to see what they get tonight.
Good pace off the bat. Huggins makes a nice glove save early.
MSU goal. Nice work by Gervais behind the net, gets it out front to Leitner for the quick shot and goal. 1-0
Another quick goal right away. Same play. Lehrke this time. Geez.
Trying to keep up ... Ferris was called for a penalty on the Leitner goal, so Lehrke's goal was a power play.
Jordan Nelson gets a nice open shot but Motte closed up the legs quick.
Actually, yes, but the Mavs better be greedy, especially against this team.
ANother nice MSU rush and McInnis puts it off Motte's mask
Couple of roughing minors coming up, one on each team. Teams will skate 4x4.
Ferris Gets one back. Nice shot on a 2-on-2 rush by TJ Schlueter. 2-1
Ferris is bringing some speed. Couple more chances on their next shift after the goal.
Now the Mavs draw a penalty but there are some extra curriculars after the chance. Mavs should be on the power play though.
Gaede makes a move to draw the holding penalty.
Good chance in front for the Mavs on the power play. Motte makes the save
Another chance as Stepan goes after a loose puck near Motte's glove. Quick whistle though as the puck was stil loose.
FSU D man tries to ice the puck on the PK and flings it across the ice from the goal line over the penalty boxes and into the stands.
They're across the ice from me.
Interference call coming up on Matt Knowles. Not sure about that call, especially interference?
Leitner fires just high on a 2-1 shorthanded rush with Gervais. Nice setup
Another 2-1 rush, this time Blueger's pass is too long for Grant
Knowls goes after a puck in front of Motte right out of the box and Ferris takes issue. Knowles back to the box, along with a Bulldog.