Trevor Bruess scored two goals to lift No. 11 Minnesota State, Mankato, to a 4-2 victory and a series sweep over Michigan Tech Saturday. It was the first WCHA sweep of the season for the Mavericks (7-3-2, 5-3-2 in WCHA).
Rylan Galiardi had a goal and an assist, and defensemen Kurt Davis and Ben Youds each had two assists for Minnesota State.
Bruess put the Mavericks on the board first at 3:44 of the first period. Galiardi scored a power-play goal at 15:19 to give Mankato a 2-0 lead after the first period.
Tech's Jordan Baker cut the deficit in half at 7:40 of the second, but the Mavericks answered on defenseman Nick Canzanello's first goal of the season at 16:10. Galiardi assisted on the goal to record four points on the weekend.
The Huskies (2-9-1, 1-8-1) made it 3-2 on Alex Gagne's goal just 44 seconds into the third period. But Bruess added a power-play goal at 11:48 to give the Mavericks some comfort again.
Mankato goaltender Mike Zacharias made 26 saves, including 10 in the third period, for his seventh win of the season. Tech's Josh Robinson finished with 21 saves.
The Mavericks are unbeaten in five of their last six games.
The Mavericks had a fabulous recovery after a slow start to the second period. Tech took it to them for most of the period and cut its deficit in half with a pretty goal by Jordan Baker. But MSU came back with a goal by defenseman Nick Canzanello at 16:10. Galiardi assited for a four-point weekend.
Perhaps the strangest thing about the period: No penalties!
Trevor Bruess and Rylan Galiardi (power play) scored goals for the Mavericks, and Mike Zacharias made 13 saves. Galiardi has three points on the weekend.
Day 2 in Houghton. Forward Andy Sackrison is out for the Mavericks, and the lines are shuffled a bit as a result.
Soley-St. Louis-Vlaisavijevich (extra defenseman)