MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Alaska-Anchorage blew a three-goal lead before eking out a 4-3 win over Minnesota on Friday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs.

Alaska-Anchorage (15-17-3), which is 2-10-0 in playoff games against the Golden Gophers (16-13-6) since joining the WCHA, can advance to the Final Five with a win on Saturday.

Sean Wiles had a goal and an assist and Jordan Kwas had two assists for the Seawolves, who had a 36-25 shots on goal advantage. Jade Portwood and Alex Gellert added goals for UAA.

Trailing 3-0, Minnesota tied it on goals by Jake Hansen, Kevin Ness and Kevin Wehr.

Wehr’s goal at 11:18 of the third period made it 3-3, but that lasted just two minutes before Mitch Bruijsten scored what would be the winning goal.

Chris Kamal had 22 saves for the Seawolves and Kent Patterson had 32 stops for Minnesota.

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Comments (4)
  1. Joe Mauer says:

    can we get some news on a real sport? Ask anyone outside of MN and Canada about hockey and you get the deer in the headlights look.

  2. Hockey Rules says:

    This is Minnesota and we care about hockey. Go home to wherever you came from and root for the thugs in basketball or football. Maybe you should have used the name of Michael Vick instead of a hockey loving baseball star.

  3. Travis says:

    Are you kidding me. THIS IS HOCKEY COUNTRY! You would have been hung in Texas if you would say that about their football. Which I am assuming is where you came from.

  4. Joe Mauer says:

    Mauer played football, basketball, and baseball. 3 sports you can actually find on TV.

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