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Wisconsin falls to Minnesota 6-1 in WCHA finale


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) -- Seniors Tony Lucia and Mike Carman scored two goals apiece as Minnesota routed Wisconsin 6-1 Sunday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association finale.

The Golden Gophers open the WCHA playoffs on Friday at North Dakota while second-seed Wisconsin plays host to Alaska-Anchorage.

Both of Lucia's goals were on the power play for the Golden Gophers (17-17-2, 12-14-2 WCHA). One of Carman's goals also helped Minnesota go 5-for-8 with a man advantage.

Carman had two assists and Lucia another. Jacob Cepis added a goal and an assist, and Mike Hoeffel and Cade Fairchild had two assists each.

Nick Leddy had a power-play goal.

Michael Davies scored the only goal for Wisconsin (22-9-4, 17-8-3).

Minnesota's Alex Kangas made 26 saves, and Wisconsin's Brett Bennett stopped 22.

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