#15 MSU skates to 8-0 exhibition win over University of Regina

Fifteenth-rated Minnesota State hosted the University of Regina (Sask.) in college hockey exhibition action Sunday at Verizon Center in downtown Mankato with the Mavericks skating to a 8-0 victory over the visiting Cougars.

The Mavericks jumped out to a 2-0 first-period lead on goals by freshman forward Jake Jaremko and senior forward C.J. Suess.

Minnesota State scored five unanswered goals in the second period in making it a 7-0 margin. Nick Rivera, Riese Zmolek, Max Coatta, Brad McClure and Jaremko all found the back of the net in the middle stanza.

Freshman forward Walker Duehr made it an 8-0 margin with his third-period marker to close out the scoring in the game.

Freshman defenseman Connor Mackey finished with three assists and was 3. McClure had a goal and two assists in the win.

Minnesota State, which outshot Regina by a 44-25 margin in the contest, used three goaltenders with Jason Palwoski finishing with ten first-period saves, Connor LaCouvee was credited with four stops during the course of his second-period appearance and Aaron Nelson finished up with 11 saves.

The Mavericks start the 2017-18 season next weekend with St. Cloud State visiting Verizon Center for a non-conference game scheduled for Saturday.

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