The Mavericks finished their first half on Saturday and are 5-8-1 and in seventh place in the standings with 11 points. Ninth-place Alaska-Anchorage is the only other WCHA team that has played 14 games so far.
A year ago, MSU was 5-7-2 (12 points) at the WCHA's midway point and finished the season in eighth. A year earlier, they were 3-6-3 (nine) and ended up in a tie for fourth. One year before that, they were 4-8-2 (10) and took eighth.