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Minnesota ends skid; on to Alaska

The Minnesota Wilderness ended a five-game losing streak on Saturday, getting a pair of goals from Sawyer Scholl to beat the Springfield Jr. Blues 4-1 at Cloquet’s Northwoods Credit Union Arena.

The win gave the Wilderness a split in the weekend series, having lost 5-3 to the visitors from Illinois on Feb. 24.

Minnesota now travels to Alaska for the next two weekends, with four games beginning March 3.

Against Springfield on Saturday, Scholl opened the scoring midway through the second period. He intercepted an errant backhand pass and swooped into the offensive zone, beating goalie Aksel Reid...