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Nebraska-Omaha Holds Off Minnesota 3-2

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Archibald scored early in the third period to lift Nebraska-Omaha to a 3-2 Western Collegiate Hockey Association win over third-ranked Minnesota on Friday.

Archibald also assisted on the game’s first goal for the Mavericks (9-3-1, 5-1-1), who stretched their winning streak to seven games.

The Mavericks have swept three straight series and will go for a fourth on Saturday.

Minnesota was outshot 21-11 in the last two periods.

“They played better and they played harder and they deserved to win tonight,” Minnesota coach Don Lucia said. “We couldn’t get anything going. We made the game easy for them and they were opportunistic.”

UNO goalie John Faulkner made 19 saves to run his unbeaten record to 8-0-1. He faced only four shots in the second period.

Minnesota led 2-1 after one period. Dominic Zombo staked UNO to a 1-0 lead just over four minutes into the game. But the Gophers responded with goals by Zach Budish and Christian Isackson to go up 2-1.

The Mavericks tied it on Jaycob Magna’s goal at 11:51 of the second.

It stayed that way until the third period when Archibald scored from in front of the goalie to break the tie.

Ryan Walters assisted on the tying and winning goals. He has points in six straight games.

Minnesota (9-3-2, 4-3-2) saw its six-game unbeaten streak end.

Minnesota goalie Adam Wilcox made 24 saves.

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