MINNEAPOLIS -- Coach Don Lucia wanted more scoring from his Minnesota Gophers men's hockey team.
Minnesota's heralded freshmen answered the call.
The Gophers, who scored two total goals in being swept at Wisconsin last week, received goals from four freshmen in beating No. 10 Michigan 5-3 on Friday night. Freshmen Justin Kloos, Hudson Fasching, Taylor Cammarata and Gabe Guertler each scored for Minnesota (20-4-5, 9-2-2-0 Big Ten).
"I know we were in a little bit of a rut," said Fasching, who scored his 10th goal of the season. "I had one goal in the past four games. We need to score some more goals. We have a lot of freshmen forwards, we had to buy in tonight and we were lucky to get the job done."
Seth Ambroz added his team-leading 13th of the season and goaltender Adam Wilcox made 35 saves, but it was the team's freshmen class again coming through. The Gophers started six freshmen forwards and one freshmen defenseman on Friday, part of the talented class brought in by Lucia.