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.