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Updated: November 3rd, 2012 10:23pm
Freshman scores winning goal as Minnesota State stuns Gophers

Freshman scores winning goal as Minnesota State stuns Gophers

by The Associated Press

MANKATO, Minn. -- Freshman Dylan Margonari scored his first game-winning goal late in the third period as Minnesota State, Mankato beat the Gophers 5-3 Saturday in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game.

Margonari's second goal of the season broke a 3-3 tie with 3:41 left in the third period. The Mavericks (3-3-0, 1-3-0) added an empty-net goal in the closing seconds to seal the win.

MSUM took 35 shots on goal to just 28 by second-ranked Minnesota (5-2-0, 2-2-0). The Mavericks took a 2-0 lead after one period.

But the Golden Gophers tied is on a goal by Erik Haula late in the first and a power play by Nick Bjugstad.

After an exchange of goals, Margonari, playing on the fourth line, tool a feed and beat Minnesota goalie Adam Wilcox.

Minnesota beat the Mavericks 3-2 Friday in Minneapolis.

© The Associated Press