Gophers fall to Wolverines (Photo via UM hockey)
Gophers fall to Wolverines (Photo via UM hockey)

The University of Minnesota men's hockey team fell to the Michigan Wolverines 4-3 on Saturday night in the Big Ten Conference Tournament championship game.

Freshmen Logan Cooley and Brody Lamb connected for the first goal of the night to give the Gophers an early 1-0 lead over Michigan.

The Wolverines responded with two unanswered goals in the second period to grab the lead. A pair of freshmen connected again for the Gophers as Jimmy Snuggerud found Logan Cooley to tie the game at two.

Rhett Pitlick gave Minnesota the lead with a filthy goal in the third period. Michigan answered back with two goals in the final period to beat Minnesota 4-3.

Minnesota goaltender Justen Close made 28 saves for the Gophers in the loss.

Minnesota will await their seeding for the upcoming NCAA hockey tournament.

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