#1 Mavericks Take Weekend Series Over Ferris State
Mankato, MN. - The Ferris State University men's ice hockey team fell 7-0 to the nation's #1 ranked Minnesota State Mavericks Saturday (Jan. 8) in Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) action at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center.
After a strong first period in goal for Ferris State freshman goaltender Noah Giesbrecht, who made 18 stops in the opening frame, the Mavericks used a big second period to beat the Bulldogs.
First, at 13 seconds, Julian Napravnik gave the Mavericks a 1-0 lead. They followed it up with goals by Sam Morton (1:38), Josh Groll (1:50) and Zach Krajnik (2:39) for a 4-0 lead.
The Mavericks netted a power play goal at 11:06 of the second frame for a 5-0 lead when Napravnik scored his second of the night, and capped second period scoring when Nathan Smith scored at 14:42 for the 6-0 lead.
In the third period, the Mavericks made it 7-0 at 11:59 of the third period when Krajnik scored on a wraparound.
Minnesota State finished 1-2 on the power play while Ferris State went 1-2.
In his collegiate debut, Giesbrecht made 37 saves for Ferris State. Dryden McKay made 17 for the shutout for the Mavericks.
Ferris State goes back to work against the St. Thomas Tommies on January 14-15 inside the Ewigleben Ice Arena at 7:07 p.m. and 6:07 p.m. (ET), respectively. Tickets are on sale now at FerrisStateBulldogs.com/tickets.