BEMIDJI, Minn. - Six different Gophers scored goals on Friday night as the No. 3 University of Minnesota men's hockey team topped Bemidji State 6-3 in the non-conference series opener at Sanford Center.
Sam Warning led the Gophers with his second three-point night of the season to move into the Big Ten scoring lead while Hudson Fasching, Connor Reilly, Justin Kloos and Taylor Cammarata had two points each.
After Bemidji State took an early lead at 3:35 of the first period, Minnesota (3-0-0) bounced back immediately with Travis Boyd's first goal of the season at 4:36. The tally snapped a 36-game goal drought for the junior.
Despite a pair of 5-on-3 power plays for Bemidji State in the first, the Gophers got out of the period with a 2-1 lead when Ben Marshall added his first goal of the season.
The two teams would trade goals in the second. Cory Ward scored for the Beavers and Warning picked up his third goal of the season for Minnesota.
Fasching would make it 4-2 just 44 seconds into the third period with his second goal of the season when Warning and Kyle Rau set up the rookie. That proved to be the game-winner.
The Gophers close out this weekend's series in Bemidji on Saturday night at 7 p.m.
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