The UAA hockey team gave up seven unanswered goals and was outshot 50-17 Friday in its first Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoff appearance in six years.
Minnesota State trampled the Seawolves 8-1 in the first game of a best-of-3 series in Mankato, Minnesota.
UAA tied the game 1-1 on Luc Brown’s goal seven minutes into the contest, and the deadlock lasted 10 minutes before the Mavericks scored twice to seize a 3-1 lead after one period. Minnesota State added two goals in the second period and three in the third.
The Mavericks (30-5-2) got goals from eight players and was led by four-point games from Marc Michaelis (one goal, three assists) and Lucas Sowder (four assists).
Kris Carlson and Brandon Perrone shared goaltending duties for UAA (4-24-7). Carlson made 11 saves in the first period, and Perrson had 31 in the second and third.
Nolan Nicholas and Alex Frye assisted on Brown’s goal for the Seawolves, who meet Minnesota State again Saturday at 3 p.m. AST. If UAA wins, a third game would be played Sunday at 2 p.m.