Sunday, December 30, 2012

Mavericks 3, UConn 1

Minnesota State photo
Johnny McInnis, playing just a couple of hours from his hometown of Boston, scored two second-period goals and was named tournament MVP as Minnesota State defeated Connecticut 3-1 to win the UConn Hockey Classic on Sunday night in Storrs, Conn.

McInnis, a junior forward, now has 10 goals, which is a career high (eight was his previous high) and is tied for the team lead.

McInnis; goalie Stephon Williams, forward Jean-Paul LaFontaine and defenseman Tyler Elbrecht were named to the all-tournament team.

The Mavericks trailed 1-0 after one period, but McInnis scored two goals in a span of about 3 1/2 minutes early in the second. Defenseman Zach Palmquist added an empty-net goal in the final moments of the third.

Minnesota State (12-6-2) will return to Mankato on Monday and will prepare for its final nonconference series of the season Friday and Saturday against Providence at the Verizon Wireless Center.

See the box score here.

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