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Colorado College hockey: Tigers fall 4-2 to No. 4 Minnesota

Colorado College was tied 2-2 with Minnesota in the third period before the Golden Gophers took over late.

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
Colorado College dropped the opener of the WCHA series at the World Arena when they fell to No. 4 Minnesota, 4-2, on Friday.

The Golden Gophers built a 2-0 lead in the second period before the Tigers stormed back to tie the game at 2-2 on goals by Archie Skalbeck and William Rapuzzi heading into the third period.

Minnesota left winger Tom Serratore broke the tie at the 13:23 mark of the third period with his fifth goal of the season to put the Golden Gophers up for good. Minnesota added an empty-net goal with 1:08 remaining in the third to secure the win.

Colorado College has struggled to win close games this season as they are are 4-6-1 in games decided by one goal this season.

The loss dropped Colorado College to 8-8-1 on the season as they have played teams ranked in the top-seven in four consecutive weeks. Minnesota improved to 11-3-2 overall with the win.