Men’s hockey sweeps Michigan Tech on the road

Andrew Neururer
Sports Editor

The Minnesota State men’s hockey team swept Michigan Tech on the road this past weekend.

In the first game, the Mavericks were able to come away with a 3-0 shutout win. After a clean first period, MSU was able to strike gold in the second period.

The first goal came from junior Reggie Lutz and assisting him was juniors Dallas Gerads and Jack McNeely. 

Six minutes later in the second, sophomore Julian Napravnik was able to get one by the goaltender. Senior Marc Michaelis and junior Connor Mackey assisted Napravnik’s third goal of the season.

The last goal of the game was unassisted from junior Jared Spooner. This marked his second goal of the season. 

Sophomore Dryden McKay did his job in the net, saving 31 shots and not allowing Michigan Tech to get a goal. This was the second time this season that he’s registered a shutout performance. 

The next day brought a tighter matchup between the two teams. By the end of it, Minnesota State was able to come away with a 2-1 victory.

MSU was able to get the first goal in the first period, this scoring play came from senior Charlie Gerard, assisted by Michaelis. Gerard has scored a goal in five of his last six games, registering six goals in that time period. 

Michigan Tech was able to get its first and only goal of the weekend early in the second period, as Donohue Seamus was able to get one past McKay.

Late in the second, senior Parker Toumie ended the tie and put one in the net. He was assisted by Gerads and senior Edwin Hookenson.

McKay picked up his seventh win and stopped 17 shots in the win Saturday night. After his performance this weekend, he has upped his save percentage to .946.

The Mavericks will have the weekend off before returning to action Nov. 22-23 to battle Alaska Anchorage. 

Header photo: Minnesota State forward Reggie Lutz (16) takes the puck down the ice during the second period in a game against Bowling Green State University at the Mankato Civic Center Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 in Mankato, Minn. (Mansoor Ahmad/MSU Reporter)

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