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Golden Gophers claim MacNaughton Cup championship outright

Two third period goals helped lead Minnesota to a 2-1 victory over Wisconsin Saturday night at Mariucci Arena. Nate Schmidt netted the game winning goal with about 7.5 minutes left in the game. The Gophers (24-12-1, 20-8) host Alaska Anchorage for the best-of-three playoff series starting Friday night.
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Two third period goals helped lead Minnesota to a 2-1 victory over Wisconsin Saturday night at Mariucci Arena. Nate Schmidt netted the game winning goal with about 7.5 minutes left in the game. The Gophers (24-12-1, 20-8) host Alaska Anchorage for the best-of-three playoff series starting Friday night.

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