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Updated: December 1st, 2012 10:18pm
Erik Haula's goal, assist help Gophers hand UNO goalie first loss

Erik Haula's goal, assist help Gophers hand UNO goalie first loss

by The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS - Erik Haula had a goal and an assist as Minnesota beat Nebraska-Omaha 3-2 Saturday to earn a split of their Western Collegiate Hockey Association series.

Haula scored the game's first goal just two minutes into the first period as the third-ranked Golden Gophers (10-3-2, 5-3-2) snapped Nebraska-Omaha's seven-game winning streak.

Haula assisted on Nick Bjugstad's power-play goal 58 seconds into the second period, giving Minnesota a 2-0 lead. It eventually reached 3-0 on Tom Serratore's goal.

Andrej Sustr had the first goal for UNO (9-4-1, 5-2-1) and Johnnie Searfoss scored with an extra attacker at 17:58 of the third.

Adam Wilcox made 18 saves for the Gophers, who outshot the Mavericks 33-20.

UNO goalie John Faulkner saved 30 shots but suffered his first loss of the season (9-1-1).

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