Saturday, October 24, 2009

Mavericks 3, Badgers 2

Well, that was more like what we're used to seeing in a Minnesota State-Wisconsin game in Mankato. The Mavericks cranked the "Ole" song back up on goals from Adam Mueller, Eriah Hayes and Zach Harrision.

Harrison had a three-point game to earn No. 1 star honors, and goalie Austin Lee stopped 31 shots.

The game-winning goal came during the second of back-to-back major penalties by the Badgers. Harrison, not normally a power-play guy, fired the puck behind goalie Scott Gudmandson after James Gaulrapp tracked down a puck that had been overskated by two Wisconsin players and fired it toward the goal. The shot hit traffic and kicked over to a wide-open Harrison.

"That was a gutsy, character win for us," Harrison said.

A few notes: There were some big lineup changes: Kurt Davis, Justin Jokinen, Evan Mosey and Eli Zuck were healthy scratches. ... Jason Wiley remained out with an injury, and Tyler Pitlick was also banged up. ... Gaulrapp was playing for the first time this season, and Brett Peterson played in a regular-season game for the first time in his three seasons at MSU. ... Peterson left the game with a knee injury in the second period. ... Geoff Irwin left the game in the third period with what looked like an upper-body injury on the first hit that drew a major penalty.

The Free Press' game story can be found here. The Wisconsin State Journal account is here.


LetsGoMavs said...

Poor Peterson! That kid can not avoid injuries. Hopefully it's nothing too serious.

onceamaverick said...

I was less than impressed on Friday night. I wasn't shocked by the lack of effort. 6-0 Ouch! But impressed Saturday! It's about time Jutting took action.
Brett Peterson looked very good in the time he played. Why wasn't Jutting ever playing him before? Size and grit. He goes to the corners. We haven't seen that all year. What is the status with his knee? What about Irwin?