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WCHA Hockey: Remarkable Alex Petan goal against Minnesota (VIDEO)

The video of Michigan Tech freshman Alex Petan's highlight-reel goal during the Huskies' 5-3 win over Minnesota Friday night.

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As mentioned in tonight's recap, Michigan Tech freshman Alex Petan scored a Sportscenter Top Ten-worthy goal in the first period to give the Huskies a 1-0 lead. After diving to keep a pass from going past him, Petan got back off his knees and beat Minnesota goalie Michael Shibrowski.


Petan's goal was similar to one Minnesota Wild prospect Mathew Dumba, playing for the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL, had earlier this month. In Dumba's case, the defenseman went from one end of the rink to the other but both


Petan's goal was the first of five for the Huskies as Michigan Tech defeated Minnesota 5-3 Friday.

(h/t CJ Fogler & Cody Nickloet)

Minnesota and Michigan Tech play again tomorrow night at 6 p.m. CT on Fox Sports North. For more University of Minnesota coverage, check out The Daily Gopher. You can also read up on the WCHA and college hockey at Western College Hockey and SB Nation's NHL hub.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.