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College Hockey: Gophers men fall to Wisconsin; women reach final

MINNEAPOLIS — Mark Zengerle provided the offense and Joel Rumpel the defense as Wisconsin routed front-running Minnesota 4-1 on Friday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

Zengerle had a goal and three assists for the Badgers (16-15-2, 11-14-2), who extended their winning streak to a season-best four games. The Badgers scored three times in the second period.

Zengerle and Michael Mersch had power-play goals for Wisconsin

Rumpel made 26 saves with a high of 10 in the second period.

Nico Sacchetti scored the only goal for the Golden Gophers (23-12-1, 19-8-0) in the third period.

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Kent Patterson and Michael Shibrowski combined for 16 saves for Minnesota.

Gopher women in final

DULUTH — The Minnesota women's hockey team earned a spot in the WCHA Final Face-off championship game with a 6-0 win over North Dakota on Friday.

Noora Raty tallied her 24th career shutout and ninth this season with the win.

Sarah Davis notched her first career hat trick with three goals in the game for the Gophers.  Emily West added four points on two goals and two assist

The Gophers will play host Minnesota Duluth in the tournament finals  today at 7 p.m. UMD beat top-seeded Wisconsin 3-1 in the other semifinal game.

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