Nebraska-Omaha holds off Gophers 3-2

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MINNEAPOLIS - Josh Archibald scored early in the third period to lift Nebraska-Omaha to a 3-2 win over third-ranked Minnesota on Friday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

Archibald also scored earlier in the game for the Mavericks (9-3-1, 5-1-1), who stretched their winning streak to seven games.

Nebraska-Omaha goalie John Faulkner made 19 saves to run his unbeaten record to 8-0-1.

Minnesota led 2-1 after one period. Dominic Zombo staked Nebraska-Omaha to a 1-0 lead just over four minutes into the game. But the Gophers responded with goals by Zach Budish and Christian Isackson to go up 2-1.

The Mavericks tied it on Jaycob Magna's goal at 11:51 of the second.

It stayed that way until the third period, when Archibald scored from in front of the goalie to break the tie.

Minnesota (9-3-2, 4-3-2) saw its six-game unbeaten streak end.

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