The second North Star College Cup semifinal had its share of craziness in the closing seconds with an intentional delay of game and penalty shot. With a 4-2 win over Minnesota, #1 Minnesota State will face Bemidji State for the championship.
The former St. Cloud State forward wasted no time in his NHL debut. Hanowski, who scored 17 goals with the Huskies this season, beat Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom Monday night for his first professional goal.
After initially scoring to bring the Mavericks within a goal of Minnesota in the third period, Johnny McInnis had his 12th goal of the season waved off. Minnesota State would go on to lose to the Gophers 4-1 and split the series.