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After three long years, Gophers are glad to be back in the Final Five

It's been three years since the Minnesota Gophers have been to the WCHA Final Five. It was a 2009 loss to UMD in the opening round. Jake Hansen and Nico Sachetti are the only two remaining players from that team, and they want to make the most of their final opportunity.
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It's been three years since the Minnesota Gophers have been to the WCHA Final Five. It was a 2009 loss to UMD in the opening round. Jake Hansen and Nico Sachetti are the only two remaining players from that team, and they want to make the most of their final opportunity.

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