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Minnesota State Mavericks
Current season
Minnesota State Mavericks athletic logo
University Minnesota State University
Conference WCHA
D1 Division
Head coach Mike Hastings
9th season, 214–85–23 (.700)
Captain(s) Carter Foguth
Arena Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center
Capacity: 4,832
Surface: 200' x 85'
Location Mankato, Minnesota
Colors Purple and Gold[1]
         
NCAA Tournament championships
1980 (DII)
NCAA Tournament appearances
DII (1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983)
DIII (1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992)
DI (2003, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019)
Conference Tournament championships
2014, 2015, 2019
Conference regular season championships
NCHA: 1986, 1987, 1991 WCHA: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20
Current uniform
WCHA-Uniform-MSU.png

The Minnesota State Mavericks men's ice hockey team is an NCAA Division I college ice hockey program that represents Minnesota State University, Mankato. The Mavericks compete in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA).[2] Their home arena is the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center located in downtown Mankato, Minnesota.[3]

History[]

The Minnesota State Mavericks men's ice hockey team commenced play as a varsity sport in 1969-70.[4] They competed independent of a conference affiliation at the NCAA Division II level from 1969-70 to 1983-84.[4] From 1984-85 to 1991-92, the Mavericks competed at the NCAA Division III level, before returning to the NCAA Division II ranks from 1992-93 to 1995-96.[4] Starting with the 1996-97 season, the Mavericks began competition at the NCAA Division I level. The Mavericks were granted acceptance to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) in 1999-00, and have remained with the conference to the present.[4]

The program saw great success at the NCAA Division II level during the 1970s and 1980s.[4] The Mavericks finished as the NCAA Division II national runner-up in 1979, after being defeated by the University of Massachusetts Lowell 6-4 in the final.[5] The Mavericks were awarded the 1980 NCAA Division II National Championship over Elmira College 5-2 in the championship game.[5] In 1991, while competing at the NCAA Division III level, the Mavericks finished as national runner-up following a loss versus the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point 6-2. The Mavericks have had sustained success in recent seasons, reaching the NCAA Tournament in consecutive seasons (2013 and 2014) for the first time in program history, winning the Broadmoor Trophy as the WCHA playoff champions in 2014 and the MacNaughton Cup as WCHA regular season champions in 2015. MSU was the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament in 2015 but was upset by RIT in the first round, becoming the first No. 1 overall seed to lose in the first round of the NCAA hockey tournament.[5]

They are one of five Minnesota-based universities that competed in the WCHA, the others being Minnesota, Minnesota-Duluth, St. Cloud State, and Bemidji State. After a major hockey conference realignment in 2013, only Minnesota State and Bemidji State remain in the WCHA. Minnesota joined the new men's hockey league of its all-sports conference, the Big Ten, and Minnesota–Duluth and St. Cloud State became charter members of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. The five schools compete annually for the North Star College Cup, hosted by the University of Minnesota at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

On March 29, 2017, the university announced that it was in negotiations to extend the contract of head coach Mike Hastings by 10 years (through the 2027-28 season), providing its coach with the longest contract term in all of Division I men's hockey.[6] In addition to the contract extension, the university said it would invest further resources into the program's recruiting and equipment budgets and work to cover full cost of attendance.

Season-by-season results[7][]

Coaches[]

As of April 15, 2020[4]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
2012–Present Mike Hastings 8 214–85–23 .700
2000–2012 Troy Jutting 12 184–224–55 .457
1983–1984 Brad Reeves 1 16–14–0 .533
1969–1983, 1984–2000 Don Brose 30 535–334–78 .606
Totals 4 coaches 51 seasons 949–657–156 .583

Awards and honors[]

NCAA[]

Individual Awards[]

Spencer Penrose Award

All-American Teams[]

AHCA First Team All-Americans

AHCA Second Team All-Americans

NCHA[]

Individual Awards[]

MVP

  • Tom Kern, F: 1983

Coach of the Year

All-Conference Teams[]

First Team All-NCHA

  • 1981–82: Jim Follmer, F
  • 1982–83: Pat Carroll, F; Tom Kern, F
  • 1983–84: John Anderson, D
  • 1984–85: Mark Gustafson, D; Pat Carroll, F
  • 1985–86: Ken Hilgert, G; Troy Jutting, F
  • 1986–87: Ken Hilgert, G; Scott Jenewein, D
  • 1987–88: Dan Horn, D
  • 1989–90: Terry Hughes, D
  • 1990–91: Glen Prodahl, G
  • 1991–92: Brian Langlot, G; Tim Potter, D

Second Team All-WCHA

  • 1981–82: John Anderson, D; Tom Kern, F
  • 1982–83: Mike Hill, D

WCHA[]

Individual Awards[]

Player of the Year

Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year

  • Steven Johns, D: 2005
  • Joel Hanson, D: 2008
  • Max Coatta, F: 2019

Coach of the Year

Freshman of the Year

Defensive Player of the Year

Most Valuable Player in Tournament

  • Cole Huggins, G: 2014
  • Brad McClure, F: 2015

All-Conference Teams[]

First Team All-WCHA

Second Team All-WCHA

Third Team All-WCHA

  • 1999–00: Aaron Fox, F
  • 2000–01: Ben Christopherson, D
  • 2003–04: Shane Joseph, F
  • 2004–05: David Backes, F
  • 2006–07: Steve Wagner, D
  • 2008–09: Kurt Davis, D
  • 2010–11: Kurt Davis, D
  • 2012–13: Matt Leitner, F; Eriah Hayes, F
  • 2013–14: Johnny McInnis, F; Zach Lehrke, F
  • 2015–16: Bryce Gervais, F
  • 2016–17: Brad McClure, D
  • 2017–18: Connor LaCouvee, G; Ian Scheid, D; Zeb Knutson, F
  • 2018–19: Connor Mackey, D; Ian Scheid, D

All-WCHA Rookie Team

  • 2003–04: David Backes, F
  • 2005–06: Dan Tormey, F
  • 2011–12: Jean-Paul Lafontaine, F
  • 2012–13: Stephin Williams, G
  • 2013–14: Cole Huggins, G; Sean Flanagan, D
  • 2014–15: C. J. Franklin, F
  • 2015–16: Daniel Brickley, D; Max Coatta, F
  • 2016–17: Ian Scheid, D; Marc Michaelis, F
  • 2017–18: Connor Mackey, D; Jake Jaremko, F; Reggie Lutz, F
  • 2018–19: Dryden McKay, G; Ashton Calder, F; Julian Napravnik, F

Statistical Leaders[7][]

Career points leaders[]

Player Years GP G A Pts PIM
Kern, TomTom Kern 1979–1983 144 129 144 239 90
Carroll, PatPat Carroll 1981–1985 132 123 101 224 175
Forliti, SteveSteve Forliti 1977–1981 136 83 113 196 83
Passolt, JohnJohn Passolt 1979–1982 106 68 105 173 94
Rintoul, RyanRyan Rintoul 1994–1998 128 55 114 169 202
Hill, JonJon Hill 1981–1985 133 63 105 168 178
Larson, GregGreg Larson 1977–1981 147 76 92 168 142
Deis, TylerTyler Deis 1995–1999 130 90 74 164 309
Fox, AaronAaron Fox 1996–2000 147 61 103 164 68
Leitner, MattMatt Leitner 2011–2015 158 49 113 162 114
Michaelis, MarcMarc Michaelis 2016–2020 148 71 91 162 65

Career Goaltending Leaders[]

GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Minimum 1300 minutes

Player Years GP Min W L T GA SO SV% GAA
McKay, DrydenDryden McKay 2018–Present 71 4167 54 11 4 106 14 .934 1.53
LaCouvee, ConnorConnor LaCouvee 2017–2018 31 1800 23 6 1 54 3 .914 1.86
Huggins, ColeCole Huggins 2013–2017 88 4730 46 27 4 158 11 .914 2.00
Williams, StephonStephon Williams 2012–2015 82 4636 51 24 5 155 10 .917 2.01
Pawloski, JasonJason Pawloski 2015–2018 45 2468 22 11 7 87 5 .907 2.12

Statistics current through the start of the 2020-21 season.

Players[]

Current roster[]

As of September 17, 2020.[8]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
2 Flag of Alberta Hirose, AkitoAkito Hirose Freshman D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1999-04-09 Calgary, Alberta Salmon Arm (BCHL)
3 Flag of Minnesota McNeely, JackJack McNeely Senior D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1996-12-16 Lakeville, Minnesota Muskegon (USHL)
4 Flag of Minnesota Carroll, AndyAndy Carroll Junior D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 178 lb (81 kg) 1997-02-17 Northfield, Minnesota Green Bay (USHL)
5 Flag of Minnesota Jaremko, JakeJake Jaremko Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 189 lb (86 kg) 1996-08-24 Nowthen, Minnesota Chicago (USHL)
6 Flag of Colorado Morton, SamSam Morton Junior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 174 lb (79 kg) 1999-07-28 Lafayette, Colorado Wenatchee (BCHL)
7 Flag of Minnesota Aamodt, WyattWyatt Aamodt Junior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1997-11-22 Hermantown, Minnesota Lincoln (USHL)
8 Flag of Florida Smith, NathanNathan Smith Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1998-10-18 Hudson, Florida Cedar Rapids (USHL) WPG, 91st overall 2018
9 Flag of Alaska Edwards, TannerTanner Edwards Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 2000-03-11 Anchorage, Alaska Muskegon (USHL)
10 Flag of Colorado McMahan, ShaneShane McMahan Junior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1996-07-30 Lakewood, Colorado Fargo (USHL)
11 Flag of North Dakota Spooner, JaredJared Spooner Senior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 1996-03-22 Bismarck, North Dakota Green Bay (USHL)
12 Flag of Colorado Bukes, ColbyColby Bukes Sophomore D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 178 lb (81 kg) 1999-02-01 Littleton, Colorado Muskegon (USHL)
13 Flag of Ohio Furry, BrendanBrendan Furry Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1998-07-08 Toledo, Ohio Tri-City (USHL)
14 Flag of Minnesota Sandelin, RyanRyan Sandelin Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 1999-01-03 Hermantown, Minnesota Penticton (BCHL)
15 Flag of Germany Napravnik, JulianJulian Napravnik Junior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 167 lb (76 kg) 1997-05-06 Bad Nauheim, Germany Des Moines (USHL)
16 Flag of Minnesota Lutz, ReggieReggie Lutz Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 178 lb (81 kg) 1996-10-18 Elk River, Minnesota Chicago (USHL)
17 Flag of South Dakota Duehr, WalkerWalker Duehr Senior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 211 lb (96 kg) 1997-11-23 Sioux Falls, South Dakota Bloomington (USHL)
18 Flag of the Czech Republic Pavel, OndřejOndřej Pavel Freshman F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 2000-08-29 Prague, Czech Republic Fargo (USHL)
19 Flag of Saskatchewan Van Os-Shaw, ChrisChris Van Os-Shaw Junior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1997-05-20 Regina, Saskatchewan Spruce Grove (AJHL)
20 Flag of Ontario Gregga, ConnorConnor Gregga Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 2000-07-24 Markham, Ontario Coquitlam (BCHL)
21 Flag of Florida Sowder, LucasLucas Sowder Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1998-11-15 Trinity, Florida Wenatchee (BCHL)
22 Flag of Minnesota Gerads, DallasDallas Gerads Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1996-06-01 Blaine, Minnesota Dubuque (USHL)
23 Flag of British Columbia Livingstone, JakeJake Livingstone Freshman D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1999-04-16 Creston, British Columbia Langley (BCHL)
24 Flag of Arizona Burgess, ToddTodd Burgess Senior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 179 lb (81 kg) 1996-04-03 Phoenix, Arizona RPI (ECAC) OTT, 103rd overall 2016
25 Flag of Minnesota Zmolek, RieseRiese Zmolek Senior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1996-09-12 Rochester, Minnesota Cedar Rapids (USHL)
27 Flag of Michigan Malinowski, TonyTony Malinowski Sophomore D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1999-10-15 Clarkston, Michigan Des Moines (USHL)
28 Flag of Minnesota Borchardt, CadeCade Borchardt Sophomore F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1998-07-06 Burnsville, Minnesota Sioux Falls (USHL)
29 Flag of Illinois McKay, DrydenDryden McKay Junior G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1997-11-25 Downers Grove, Illinois Madison (USHL)
33 Flag of Minnesota Foss, EvanEvan Foss Sophomore G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 2001-02-17 White Bear Lake, Minnesota White Bear Lake (USHS–MN)
35 Flag of Minnesota Edquist, RyanRyan Edquist Senior G 6' 0" (1.83 m) 172 lb (78 kg) 1998-01-28 Lakeville, Minnesota Boston College (HEA)

Mavericks in the NHL[9][]

= NHL All-Star Team = NHL All-Star[10] = NHL All-Star[10] and NHL All-Star Team = Hall of Famers

Player Position Team(s) Years Stanley Cups
David Backes Right Wing STL, BOS 2006–Present 0
Teodors Bļugers Center PIT 2018–Present 0
Daniel Brickley Defenseman LAK 2017–Present 0
Ryan Carter Left Wing ANA, CAR, FLA, NJD, MIN 2006–2016 1
Eriah Hayes Right Wing SJS 2013–2015 0
Tim Jackman Right Wing CBJ, PHO, NYI, CGY, ANA 2003–2016 0
Jon Kalinski Center PHI 2008–2010 0
Travis Morin Center DAL 2011–2015 0
Kael Mouillierat Left Wing NYI, PIT 2014–2016 0
Casey Nelson Defenseman BUF 2015–Present 0
Tyler Pitlick Center EDM, DAL 2013–Present 0
Grant Stevenson Right Wing SJS 2005–2006 0
Steve Wagner Defenseman STL 2007–2009 0

See also[]

References[]

  1. University Colors. Retrieved on May 19, 2016.
  2. Augustoviz, Roman. "Series against U is big for Mavericks - and for Mankato", Star Tribune, March 13, 2008. 
  3. Verizon Wireless Center Facilities. Verizon Center.[dead link]
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Minnesota State Men's Hockey Team History. U.S. College Hockey Online (1996–2010).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 History. Minnesota State University.
  6. Hastings, Minnesota State working on a 10-Year Deal. Mankato Free Press.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Minnesota State Mavericks men's Hockey 2018-19 Record Book", Minnesota State Mavericks. 
  8. 2020–21 Men's Hockey Roster. Minnesota State Mavericks.
  9. Alumni report for Minnesota State U - Mankato. Hockey DB.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star game at any time in their career.

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