MANKATO - The St. Cloud State University men's hockey team opened its 2016-17 season with a 4-1 loss at MSU-Mankato on Friday in Mankato.

The Mavericks scored early with a goal by Michael Hunterbrinker at 3:28 of the first period and then got the game winner at 1:46 of the second period with a power play goal by C.J. Frankin.  Mankato added to its scoring with a goal at 9:04 of the second period with a goal by Brad McClure, which made the score 3-0.

The Huskies broke the shutout in the closing second of the second period with an goal by Jake Wahlin at 19:42.  This was Wahlin's first collegiate goal.

To close out the game, Max Coatta made the final score 4-1 at 13:57 of the third period.

The two teams will complete the weekend non-conference series with a 7:07 p.m. game at the Verizon Wireless Center in downtown Mankato.  Fans can listen to the game on REV 96.7 FM .