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December 8, 2012

Mavericks make it six in a row

(Continued)

MANKATO —

Less than two minutes into the second period, Grant beat Kamal on a shot from the slot, getting assists from Josh Nelson and Teddy Blueger.

And just to prove that things are going the Mavericks’ way these days, Hayes made it 2-0 on what was intended to be a set-up for freshman Brett Knowles.

Hayes made a centering pass from the left wing, and the puck pinballed off a couple of Anchorage defenders before sliding into the net at 7:26 of the second.

Knowles ended up with an assist on the play, along with Jean-Paul LaFontaine.

“A little puck luck there,” Hayes said.

The crushing blow to Anchorage came in the third period when Lehrke scored on the power play at 7:06 of the third period. It was an easy score for the junior as the rebound of a Zach Palmquist shot came right to him standing all along a the left post. Matt Leitner had an assist; it was the only point of the series for the team’s leading scorer.

“I think we’re playing with confidence and sticking together,” senior defenseman and co-captain Tyler Elbrecht said.

The Mavericks (9-5-2, 7-5-0 in WCHA) will close out the first half of their conference schedule Friday and Saturday at Nebraska Omaha.

Alaska Anchorage   0-0-0—0

Minnesota State      0-2-1—3

First period

Scoring: None

Penalties: Williams, UAA (cross checking) 10:03

Second period

Scoring: 1. MSU-Grant 5 (Nelson 3, Blueger 7) 1:51; 2. MSU-Hayes 10 (LaFontaine 11, Knowles 6) 7:26

Penalties: Margonari, MSU (holding the stick) 7:42

Third period

Scoring: 3. MSU-Lehrke 3 (Palmquist 8, Leitner 15) ppg 7:06

Penalties: Roy, UAA (slashing) 6:11; Allen, UAA (tripping) 10:10; Currier, UAA (tripping) 13:31; LaFontaine, MSU (slashing) 13:57

Summaries

Shots on goal: UAA 4-5-7—16. MSU 13-14-8—35. Penalties: UAA 4 for 8 minutes; MSU 2 for 4 minutes. Power-play opportunities. UAA 0 for 2; MSU 1 for 4. Goalie saves: UAA Kamal 13-12-7—32 (3 GA); MSU Williams 4-5-7—16 (0 GA).

UAA used its timeout at 19:49 of the first period.

Referees: Craig Welker, Brett Klosowski. Linesmen: Nick Bradshaw, Sam Shikowsky.

Attendance: 3,348

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