Gophers hockey men win, SCSU loses; teams share WCHA title

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The No. 2-ranked Gophers men's hockey team held off Bemidji State 4-3 Saturday in Bemidji to earn a share of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association's MacNaughton Cup with St. Cloud State University, the Pioneer Press reports.

The Gophers earned the co-championship since the Huskies lost 3-2 at Wisconsin Saturday, reports the St. Cloud Times.

The Huskies earned their share the title Friday with a 4-2 victory over the Badgers.

The Gophers (24-7-5, 16-7-5) will be the No. 2 seed in the WCHA playoffs and will host a first-round, best-of-three series at Mariucci Arena beginning next Friday.

SCSU (21-14-1, 18-9-1) is the top seed in the WCHA playoffs.

The Gophers are exiting the WCHA to play in the Big Ten Conference next year.

In other college hockey action:

The University of Minnesota Duluth completed its final regular-season WCHA series with a weekend sweep over No. 16 Nebraska-Omaha with a 6-0 victory Saturday, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

The Associated Press says Minnesota State, Mankato beat North Dakota 2-1 in overtime Saturday to deny UND a share of the MacNaughton Cup.

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