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Minnesota, Minn. Duluth Skate To 2-2 Tie

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jacob Cepis scored early in the third period and Kent Patterson made 41 saves as Minnesota earned a 2-2 Western Collegiate Hockey Association tie with No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth on Sunday.

The game was originally scheduled for Saturday but delayed by a snowstorm.

The Bulldogs (12-3-3, 9-3-2) are 1-2-1 in their last four games.

Jake Hansen gave the Golden Gophers (9-7-2, 6-6-2) a 1-0 lead, but Jack Connolly tied it for the Bulldogs before the end of the first period.

Mike Seidel gave UMD the lead midway through the second period, but Cepis took a no-look pass from Nate Condon and beat Aaron Crandall to tie it in the third.

Patterson made 21 saves in the second period and 15 in the third. He had no saves chances in OT.

Crandall had four of his 34 saves in OT, including one off his helmet with 2:05 to play.

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