Hockey: Minnesota's late surge propels Gophers to 9-4 win over Wisconsin

Despite only trailing by a goal late in the third period, the Wisconsin men's hockey team could not corral Minnesota in the final moments of regulation, allowing four goals in four minutes to drop a 9-4 decision Friday night inside 3M Arena at Mariucci. 

Freshman center Mick Messner scored in the second period, and forwards Brock Caufield, Jack Gorniak and Seamus Malone each lit the lamp in the third period to make it a 5-4 game in favor of Minnesota (10-10-4, 7-5-3-0 Big Ten), but the Gophers rattled off four unanswered goals with under five minutes to play, putting the game out of Wisconsin's 8-11-4, 4-5-4-1 Big Ten) reach. 

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Photo: Wisconsin Badgers

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