12/12 Recap: Fasching a force as Gophers prevail

In Saturday NCAA action, Hudson Fasching tipped home his eighth goal of the year on one of his game-high seven shots on goal as Minnesota edged Michigan 3-2 to earn the B1G series split. Fasching, who had two other near misses in the contest thanks to his physical dominance around the crease, heads into the holiday break with points in four straight games. He ranks second on the team with 14 points (8+6) through 15 games, while leading the team with 45 shots on goal.

Team USA hopeful Will Borgen produced one assist St.Cloud State blew past Denver 6-2. Eight of Borgen's nine helpers this season have come at even strength. As has often been the case, Borgen's aggressive nature landed him in the penalty box with a elbowing minor.

Jason Kasdorf served as backup as RPI completed the sweep of Arizona State with a 4-1 victory. Kasdorf enters the break 4-4-1 with a 2.04 GAA (17th in nation) and .939 save% (t-9th).


Giorgio Estephan scored his 12th goal of the year as Lethbridge ran out of time in a 6-5 loss at Regina. Estephan has goals in two straight games to keep pace for a 20 percent year-over-year increase in production.

Brycen Martin notched one assist for the second straight game as Everett got past Seattle 4-1. Martin now has 26 points (3+23) in 31 games this season. He has two assists in six appearances since being dealt to the Silvertips.

Devante Stephens logged a minus-two rating as Kelowna was bested by Brandon 5-1. The effort ends Stephens' 11-game run of finishing with an even rating or better.

Brendan Guhle (-1) contributed two shots on goal as Prince Albert was defeated by Kamloops 5-2. Through 24 games, Guhle has amassed three goals and 11 points.


Victor Olofsson picked up one assist while receiving just 9:21 of work as MODO was defeated by IF Malmo Red Hawks 5-2. Gustav Possler fired one shot on goal while earning 17:54 of action.


Jason Akeson scored in overtime to power Rochester to a 3-2 victory at St. John's. Tim Schaller and Jerome Leduc also scored for the Amerks, while Nathan Lieuwen made 26 saves to earn his second straight win.
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