Minnesota State upset No. 2 Minnesota, U women win againMinnesota Sports
-- The No. 2 ranked University of Minnesota men's hockey team stumbled in a road game against Minnesota State Saturday while the women's team keeps rolling with a 4-0 shutout win over Minnesota-Duluth
The No. 2 ranked University of Minnesota men's hockey team stumbled in a road game against Minnesota State Saturday while the women's team keeps rolling with a 4-0 shutout win over Minnesota-Duluth.
The Mavericks upset the Golden Gophers in Mankato 5-3 in front of 4,584 at the Midwest Wireless Center. MSU scored two goals in the third period to break a 3-3 tie. Dylan Margornari broke the tie with the eventual game winning goal and Jean-Paul LaFontaine scored on an empty net goal late in the game. LaFontaine also had an assist.
Scoring for Minnesota were Erik Haula, Nick Bjugstad and Nate Condon. Haula had two assists and Condon had won. Gopher goalie Adam Wilcox made 30 saves but the Gophers were badly outshot by MSU 35-28. Wining goalie Phil, Cook made 25 saves. The U falls to 5-2-0 overall and 2-2 in the WCHA while Minnesota State is 3-3-2 and 1-3 in the WCHA.
Meanwhile in Duluth Megan Bozek scored two goals, Amanda Kessel added her 15th of the season and Noora Raty posted a 17-save shutout to lead top-ranked Minnesota to a 4-0 victory over Minnesota Duluth on Saturday night at Amsoil Arena, sweeping the Western Collegiate Hockey Association women’s series.
Bozek scored a power-play goal at 7:33 of the first period and tacked on her sixth goal of the season midway through the second period for a 3-0 lead. Rachel Ramsey added an empty-net goal late in the third period to secure the league-leading Gophers’ 12th win in 12 overall games and made them 8-for-8 in the conference. Kayla Black made 29 saves for the Bulldogs (3-6-1, 2-5-1).
(The Duluth News Tribune contributed to this report)