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Kyle Rau named rookie of the week

Freshman Kyle Rau was named WCHA rookie of the week. The announcement came Tuesday after Rau tallied three goals for the Gophers as they swept Minnesota-Duluth last weekend. All three of Rau's goals came on the power play.
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Freshman Kyle Rau was named WCHA rookie of the week. The announcement came Tuesday after Rau tallied three goals for the Gophers as they swept Minnesota-Duluth last weekend. All three of Rau's goals came on the power play.

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