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Minnesota State Athletics | October 14, 2017

Minnesota State blows past No. 2 Boston University

Daniel Brickley's four-point game helped lift Minnesota State to a 6-3 win at second-ranked Boston University.

BOSTON, Mass. -- Minnesota State got a goal and three assists from junior defenseman Daniel Brickley as the Mavericks skated to a 6-3 win over Boston University in a nonconference men's hockey game played in Boston, Mass., Friday.

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The second-rated Terriers and the Mavericks stood deadlocked after the opening 20 minutes of action. BU had a pair of power play goals in the opening stanza, while Minnesota State had one of their own on senior forward Zeb Knutson's first goal of the year, which came at the 4:18 mark. An even-strength tally from the junior All-America defenseman Brickley, who stepped up into the slot before wiring a snap shot over the right shoulder of BU netminder Jake Oettinger at 16:38, sent the two teams into the locker room with the score knotted at 2-2.

Sophomore forward Charlie Gerard took a pass from Nick Rivera and wristed a shot past Oettinger at 3:40 of the second period as the Mavericks took their first lead of the game (3-2).  Freshman center Jake Jaremko fed defenseman Ian Scheid off of an offensive zone face-off win and the sophomore blueliner made no mistake with his slap shot from forty feet out making it a 4-2 Minnesota State lead at 5:12. The Mavericks scored their fourth straight goal at 14:34 on a shot from the point by freshman Riese Zmolek. The goal is the first goal of Zmolek's collegiate career. BU closed out the scoring in the second period when Shane Bowers goal at 17:10 pulled the host Terriers to within two.

Freshman forward Jared Spooner scored his first career goal at 9:31 of the third period after taking a shot and then collecting the rebound before depositing the puck into the net as the Mavericks scored the last goal of the game, 6-3.

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Connor LaCouvee, who spent the first three years of his college hockey career playing for Boston University before transferring to Minnesota State over the summer, stopped 32 BU shots in getting a win in his first appearance for the Mavericks.

The Mavericks, who are 1-1-0 overall and were facing BU for the first time ever, outshot the Terriers (2-1-0) by a 46-32 margin in the contest.