Alaska Anchorage beats top-ranked Bulldogs, 3-2

Bulldogs' sophomore J.T. Brown had a great weekend scoring five of the six UMD goals in this weekend's WCHA series. But last-place Anchorage held onto a 3-2 victory Saturday night to break an eight-game losing streak. With eight games left in the regular season, the Bulldogs (18-6-4 and 12-5-3 in WCHA) are now three points behind first-place Minnesota; two points ahead of third-place Colorado College and three points ahead of fourth-place Denver. UMD will host fifth-place North Dakota this Friday and Saturday.
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Bulldogs' sophomore J.T. Brown had a great weekend scoring five of the six UMD goals in this weekend's WCHA series. But last-place Anchorage held onto a 3-2 victory Saturday night to break an eight-game losing streak. With eight games left in the regular season, the Bulldogs (18-6-4 and 12-5-3 in WCHA) are now three points behind first-place Minnesota; two points ahead of third-place Colorado College and three points ahead of fourth-place Denver. UMD will host fifth-place North Dakota this Friday and Saturday.

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