HOUGHTON, Mich. — A goal scored in the first period by Ryan Furne would be the only one needed.
After a penalty on Minnesota State’s Adam Mueller for high sticking, Ryan Furne put the Huskies on the board with dump-in from center ice that eluded Maverick goaltender Austin Lee. The goal was assisted by Steven Seigo and Brett Olson.
Another play was reviewed, after a slashing penalty on Dennis Rix, to see whether the puck crossed the goal line before the call. Officials ruled it a no goal. The Huskies went to the locker room after the first period with a 1–0 lead.
Michigan Tech commanded most of the play in the second period until a string of penalties late in the period led to a four-on-three power play for the Mavericks. The Mavericks’ best opportunity was stopped by the acrobatic Josh Robinson, who made the glove save.
“I thought our guys had a gutsy effort,” said Pearson. “(Minnesota State) played a good road game.”
The teams traded power play opportunities in the third period due to bench minor penalties. Captain Brett Olson went to the locker room after being hit awkwardly in the corner. His status is unknown at the time of publication. A Tanner Kero shot rang off both posts behind Lee. Goaltender Robinson recorded his first shutout of the season after stopping all 29 Maverick shots.
“(Robinson) made some subtle saves when he had to,” Pearson added, “he’s off to a terrific start.”
The Huskies ended the game with 41 shots on goal.