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Minn. St., Mankato Beats Wisconsin 4-2

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(credit: Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

(credit: Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Eriah Hayes scored twice on the power play and Matt Leitner had a goal and two assists to lead Minnesota State, Mankato to a 4-2 win over struggling Wisconsin in men’s hockey Saturday.

Hayes had the last of the Mavericks’ three first-period goals and added a second tally early in the third. Bryce Gervais also scored for MSUM (5-5-2, 3-5-0), which got 33 saves from goalie Stephon Williams.

Wisconsin (1-7-2, 1-5-2) outshot the Mavericks 35-29 but couldn’t generate enough offense to keep from dropping to 0-4-0 at home.

Jake McCabe and Michael Mersch had goals for the Badgers.

Josh Rumpel had nine saves and was replaced by Landon Peterson for the final two periods. Peterson had 16 saves.

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