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Published March 19, 2010, 04:51 PM

Lee, Huskies shut out Badgers in WCHA semis

St. Cloud State reaches title game for first time since 2006

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Ryan Lasch poked in the winning goal late in the second period and Roseau, Minn., native Mike Lee stopped 38 shots to lead St. Cloud State to a 2-0 win over Wisconsin in the WCHA Final Five semifinals Friday.

It was Lee's second shutout this season. The freshman's strong play helped keep the Badgers scoreless in six power-play opportunities.

St. Cloud State's leading scorer, Garrett Roe, was taken off the ice on a stretcher early in the third period. Roe crashed headfirst into the boards diving to stop Wisconsin's Brendan Smith from reaching the puck.

Travis Novak added an empty-net goal for St. Cloud State late in the third.

The sixth-ranked Huskies will play in the championship game for the first time since 2006.