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Gopher women's hockey face Badgers in WCHA championship Sunday afternoon

Minnesota skated past Cornell with a 3-1 victory Friday night in the NCAA women's hockey semifinals in Duluth. Amanda Kessel, Megan Bozek and Emily West all scored for the Gophers. Minnesota will now battle top-ranked Wisconsin for their first national title since 2005.
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Minnesota skated past Cornell with a 3-1 victory Friday night in the NCAA women's hockey semifinals in Duluth. Amanda Kessel, Megan Bozek and Emily West all scored for the Gophers. Minnesota will now battle top-ranked Wisconsin for their first national title since 2005.

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