MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Alaska-Anchorage goalie Chris Kamal made 24 saves Saturday as Alaska-Anchorage stunned Minnesota 2-0 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs.

With the win, the Seawolves (16-17-3) advanced to the WCHA Final Five for just the second time.

Mickey Spencer and Tommy Grant scored third-period goals for Alaska-Anchorage.

Minnesota netminder Kent Patteron had 23 saves.

Kamal made 10 stops in the third period and held the Gophers scoreless in three power plays.

It was Minnesota’s (16-14-6) second loss in regulation in postseason play at Mariucci Arena. The Golden Gophers are 26-3 since opening the rink in 1993. Two of those three losses came in the last two nights to the Seawolves.

Alaska-Anchorage won 4-3 on Friday. Kamal had 22 saves in that game.

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Comments (4)
  1. Joe Mauer says:

    I didn’t even realize there were hockey playoffs being that all major channels are dominated by all of the great college basketball tournaments….

  2. shawn says:

    Fire Lucia! Hire Dean Blais!

  3. Paul says:

    time to bey to Mr Don no excuse for The embarasment of the Gophers this season
    huge chance Final five in st paul Frozen Four in St Paul total choke bye the coaching of Mr Don. get Genzel back he was the true hockey mind any way

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