Mavericks hockey sweeps Ferris State

The men’s hockey traveled on the road and tallied 10 goals against Bulldogs

Andrew Neururer
Sports Editor

The Minnesota State Mavericks men’s hockey team swept the Ferris State Bulldogs on the road, tallying five goals in each victory. In the first game, the Mavericks had a shutout victory, winning 5-0.

The Bulldogs entered play with a record of 6-13-2, compared to the Mavericks 18-3-1 record. The Mavericks leading goal scorer, senior Marc Michaelis, got things started in the first period. Juniors Jack McNeely and Walker Dueher were credited for the assist.

Sophomore Wyatt Aamodt netted his first goal of the season in the second period, after receiving passes from senior Charlie Gerard and junior Jared Spooner. Michaelis would score his second goal of the game about a minute later to put the Mavericks up 3-0.

Sophomore Julian Napravnik scored the final two goals of the game in the third period. Senior Edwin Hookenson and Spooner assisted on both goals from Napravnik. Sophomore Dryden McKay stopped 19 shots on his way to another shutout to his resume. At the end of the game Friday night, McKay had three shutouts in his last four games – a nice bounce back after allowing five goals against St. Cloud State.

Saturday night would deliver similar results, as the Mavericks would advance to a 5-1 victory. Gerard would kick off the game with a goal in the first period, assisting on the play was senior Parker Toumie and freshman Lucas Sowder. Sowder would join the Mavericks scoring parade later in the first period.

Gerard would find his second goal of the game in the second period and would put the Mavericks up 3-0 before the Bulldogs scored their lone goal of the series a couple minutes later. McNeely would answer the Bulldogs goal about 20 seconds later. Junior Reggie Lutz would score his ninth goal of the season and finish the scoring in the game in the third period. McKay let up just one goal in the series and would stop 25 shots in his 17th win of the season.

The Mavericks will continue to play on the road, as they head to Ohio to take on Bowling Green. Bowling Green is responsible for one of the Mavericks’ three losses this season.

Header photo: Minnesota State forward Charlie Gerard (9) skates with the puck against Alaska Anchorage at the Mankato Civic Center Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 in Mankato, Minn. (Mansoor Ahmad/MSU Reporter)

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