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Top-ranked Minnesota beats BC, 6-1, in men’s hockey

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MINNEAPOLIS — Sunday afternoon games are rare in college hockey. After Sunday’s rough outing against top-ranked Minnesota, it’s likely Boston College will want to stick to the more traditional Friday and Saturday evening schedule.

The Gophers scored on four of their first seven shots, taking advantage of a defense that looked out of sorts and cruising to a 6-1 win at the Big Ten/Hockey east Challenge.

The Eagles, who have just one more Sunday afternoon game on their schedule this season, got a goal from Evan Richardson and 26 saves from Brian Billett, but fell to 2-2-1.

“We gave them four quality chances in the first period, and they cashed in on all four,” said Eagles coach Jerry York. “That set the tone for the game.”

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