Freshman's first career goal helps 'U' complete sweep of Vermont
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BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Freshman forward A.J. Michaelson's first career goal proved to be the game-winner as the Minnesota Gophers men's hockey team earned a sweep of Vermont with a 3-1 victory on Saturday night at Gutterson Fieldhouse.
The Gophers (9-2-2) a got a pair of quick goals in the second period with Tom Serratore and Michaelson giving them a 2-0 lead. Serratore's goal came at 2:49 and Michaelson scored only 1:10 later.
Vermont was able to pull within one goal when Jacob Fallon scored during a four-on-four situation at 4:15 of the third, but Nate Condon scored into an empty net with 54 seconds left in regulation to give the Gophers a two-goal lead.
Freshman goalie Adam Wilcox increased his unbeaten streak to six games by making 26 saves to improve to 8-1-2 on the season. Brody Hoffman was the losing goalie for Vermont (2-7-2).
The Gophers, who won 5-1 on Friday night, were 0-for-5 on the power play but outshot the Catamounts 33-27.
Minnesota will play host to Nebraska-Omaha in a WCHA series next weekend at Mariucci Arena.