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Michigan hockey beats No. 1 Minnesota State to advance to the Ice Breaker Tournament

Michigan hockey beats No. 1 Minnesota State to advance to the Ice Breaker Tournament

The Michigan hockey teams undefeated start now includes a victory over the nation s top-ranked team.

Brendan Brissons team-leading fifth goal of the season with 4:20 remaining earned the third-ranked Wolverines (4-0) a 3-2 victory over No. 1 Minnesota State in the Ice Breaker Tournament in Duluth, Minnesota on Saturday. Watch the video highlights here.

Brisson, a 2020 first-round pick of the Vegas Golden Knights, scored the game-winning goal in oblivion over No. 5 Minnesota Duluth in the Ice Breaker semifinals. His five goals this season rank third nationally.

RELATED: No. 3 Michigan defeated Nos. 5 Minnesota Duluth 2-0 on Saturday. Brendan Brisson scored the highlight-reel goal.

Michigan struck first on captain Nick Blankenburgs first goal of the season, but Minnesota State (4-2) responded with two consecutive goals. Thomas Bordeleau, a 2020 second-round pick of the San Jose Sharks, tied the game 4:20 into the third period.

Erik Portillo, a 2019 third-round pick of the Buffalo Sabres, stopped 27 of 29 shots to improve to 4-0. The Wolverines, the only team in NCAA history with seven first-round selections on their roster, have outscored opponents 21-8 this season. Next weekend, they'll face Western Michigan in a home-and-home matchup starting Friday in Ann Arbor.

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