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Golden Gophers win Big Ten hockey debut over Badgers 4-1

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MINNEAPOLIS - The No. 1 ranked University of Minnesota men's hockey team topped Wisconsin 4-1 Friday to win the first official Big Ten Conference game in front of 9,948 fans at Mariucci Arena.

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UW scored first on Joseph LaBate's goal in the first period but MInnesota quickly put two goals on the scoreboard from Mike Reilly and Seth Ambroz to take a 2-1 lead after the first peirod. Connor Reilly scored in the third to put the U up 3-1 and Ambroz added an empty-net goal late in the period.

Minnesota outshot Wisconsin 45-25. UW goalie Landon Peterson made 41 saves while winning goalie Adam Wilcox made 24.  

Minnesota improves to 10-2-1 while No. 12 Wisconsin drops 4-4-1. The Big Ten opening series for both clubs concludes this evening starting at 5 p.m. at Mariucci Arena. 

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