Wisconsin holds on to beat Minnesota 3-2

Published On: Feb 17 2013 11:03:28 PM CST
Wisconsin Badgers

CHICAGO (AP) -- Wisconsin scored three times in the second period and held on to beat second-ranked Minnesota 3-2 Sunday in the Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field.

Sean Little scored the game-winner at 16:22 of the second period for the Badgers (13-10-7, 10-7-7), who spoiled the Gophers' first outdoor game. Wisconsin is 3-0-0 in games played outdoors.

After a scoreless first period, Kevin Schulz and John Ramage scored 1:10 apart for a 2-0 lead. Little slapped in a rebound 2:09 later with the eventual winner.

Wisconsin goalie Joel Rumpel kicked away a shot as time expired to preserve the win. He had 36 saves.

Seth Ambroz and Zach Budish scored in the third period for the Gophers (20-6-4, 12-6-4).

Goalie Adam Wilcox made 16 saves.