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Men's College Hockey: Gophers Fall to Badgers on Friday

Posted: February 9, 2014 - 11:03pm

MADISON, Wis. — For the first time in nearly two years, the Minnesota men’s hockey program suffered a sweep Friday as Wisconsin picked up its second 2-1 win in as many nights at the Kohl Center.

The two-game skid marks the first time the Gophers have been swept since Feb. 10-11, 2012, at Denver.

Minnesota (19-4-5 overall, 8-2-2-0 Big Ten) picked up a goal from Seth Ambroz, who leads the team with 12 goals this season. Five of Ambroz’s goals have come in four games against the Badgers.

The story of the series was goaltending and both teams featured standout performances in net for the second night in a row. Adam Wilcox stopped 25 shots for the Gophers, falling to 18-4-5 on the year, while Joel Rumpel made 28 saves to move to 13-3-1.

The Gophers return to Mariucci Arena next weekend for a Big Ten series against Michigan.