MANKATO, Minn. — Channing Boe’s goal 2:32 into overtime lifted Minnesota State over Bemidji State, 2-1, in a WCHA game Friday at the Verizon Wireless Center.
The puck came loose to Channing Boe at the point with the Mavericks on the attack midway through overtime. Boe fired a big slapshot high past Bakkala for his sixth goal of the season.
Bakkala kept BSU in the game while his team was badly outshot, finishing with 41 saves. The Mavericks outshot the Beavers 16-2 in the first period.
That’s when Ben Youds put MSU on the board at the 13:19 mark of the period on a drop pass from Tyler Elbrecht. Youds’s shot went off the near-side post and in.
The second period went scoreless as MSU stuck to a one-goal for most of the third period but the Beavers finally tied the game when Jordan George backhanded the rebound past MSU goaltender Phil Cook with 2:35 remaining in regulation. Cook coughed up a rebound from Amil Billberg’s shot from the left side.
Cook finished with 18 saves for the Mavericks.
Neither team scored a power play goal. MSU had four opportunities and BSU had two. Matt Carlson received a five-minute major for checking from behind and a 10-minute game misconduct with 7:32 left in the third period.
MSU (12-11-6 overall, 6-11-4 in the WCHA) and BSU (9-14-2, 5-12-2) face off again at 7:07 p.m. Saturday at the Verizon Wireless Center.