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Tussle for top spot continues

A topsy-turvy three-game weekend left the Minnesota Wilderness falling up, into sole possession of first place, despite ending on a two-game losing streak.

The Wilderness surrendered three-goal leads in two of the games, saw one of the team’s veterans reach a 100-point milestone, and became the first team in the Midwest Division of the North American Hockey League to surpass the 50-point plateau.

At 23-13-6, the Wilderness lead the division with 52 points, followed by the Fairbanks Ice Dogs with 50. Minnesota beat Fairbanks, 5-4, on Feb. 2 at Northwoods Credit Union Arena. The Wilderness follo...