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UNH hockey team falls at Minnesota, 3-2

Trevor van Riemsdyk registered a pair of power-play assists, but the 12th-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team lost last night’s title game, 3-2, to No. 5 Minnesota in the Ice Breaker tournament.

Eric Knodel and Nick Sorkin scored power-play goals for the Wildcats. Knodel and van Riemsdyk were named to the All Tournament team.

All of the scoring came in a wild second period. Knodel broke a scoreless deadlock just seconds into the second period. Hudson Fasching scored for the Golden Gophers at 4:05, and New Hampshire regained the lead on Sorkin’s goal at 11:30. Minnesota controlled play in the second half of the period, scoring a pair of goals and holding the ’Cats without a shot. Sam Warning scored at 12:47 and Vinni Lettieri scored his first collegiate goal at 17:50 for the game-winner.

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