MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team beat Boston College 4-2 on Saturday as head coach Don Lucia earned his 700th career victory.

Vinni Lettieri led the Gophers in the win with the game-winning goal and two assists. Jake Bischoff had two assists, while Mike Szmatula and Brent Gates Jr. each had a goal and an assist, and Tyler Sheehy also had a goal in the victory.

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Lucia becomes the eighth coach in NCAA history to earn 700 career wins, including a school record 421 at Minnesota.

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Lettieri netted the game-winner with 11:10 left in regulation, and Szmatula scored an empty-net goal with nine seconds left. Eric Schierhorn made 31 saves in net for the win.

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The Gophers improve to 6-4-2 on the year with the win. They open Big Ten play next weekend, hosting Ohio State at Mariucci Arena.