No. 4 Minnesota State takes opener of series over state-rival No. 10 Minnesota, 5-1

2 Nov 18: The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers host the Minnesota State University Maverick in a non-conference matchup at 3M Arena at Mariucci in Minneapolis, MN. Photo: Jim Rosvold/University of Minnesota (Jim Rosvold/University of Minnesota)
No. 4 Minnesota State used solid defense and opportunistic scoring to knock off in-state rival No. 10 Minnesota in the first of a two-game non-league series (photo: Jim Rosvold).

Minnesota State got two goals in the opening period and then scored in the opening minute of both the second and third periods while skating to an easy 5-1 victory over in-state rival Minnesota in the Twin Cities on Friday.

Dallas Gerads, Charlie Gerard, Nick Rivera and Marc Michaelis all tallied for the visiting Mavericks to earn the 4-1 cushion early in the third.

Michaelis’ shorthanded tally late accounted for the 5-1 final. He finished the game with four points (two goals, two assists).

The win is the third straight for Minnesota State, which improved to 6-1-0 and has played five of its seven games against nationally-ranked opponents.

No. 7 Ohio State 1, No. 5 Notre Dame 0
Mason Jobst scored the games only goal at the 8:59 mark of the first period as Ohio State earned the 1-0 victory over Notre Dame.

The loss extended Notre Dame’s losing streak to three games.

Cale Morris made 22 saves for Notre Dame while Sean Romeo stopped all 23 shots he saw to earn the shutout victory.

No. 14 North Dakota 5, No. 16 Wisconsin 0

A hat trick by North Dakota’s Rhett Gardner, his first three goals of the season, paced the No. 14 Fighting Hawks past No. 12 Wisconsin, 5-0.

Gardner tallied in each period sandwiching goals by Jacob Bernard-Docker and Colton Pollman.

Goaltender Adam Scheel earned the shutout with 24 saves.

Lake Superior 5, No. 12 Michigan 2
After an early goal by Michigan’s Josh Norris, Lake Superior scored four straight goals en route to a 5-2 victory over No. 12 Michigan in Sault Ste. Marie.

While trailing 1-0, Anthony Nellis and Brayden Gelsinger each scored shorthanded 37 seconds apart in the first period to being taking control. Goals by Jacob Nordqvist and Max Humitz early in the second allowed the Lakers to take control in earning the upset.

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