Vermont stuns unbeaten hockey Gophers, 5-4

Don Lucia's hockey Gophers had a two-goal lead, but they couldn't hand on against the unranked Catamounts Sunday afternoon at Mariucci Arena.
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Don Lucia's hockey Gophers had a two-goal lead, but they couldn't hand on against the unranked Catamounts Sunday afternoon at Mariucci Arena.

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