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Minotauros

The Minot Minotauros will play for their first NAHL championship on Monday night.

Down 3-1 after two periods, Minot scored three third-period goals then won it in overtime to stun top-seeded Fairbanks (Alaska) 4-3 in semifinal action of the Robertson Cup semifinals in Blaine, Minn., on Sunday.

It was the 10th time this season the Minotauros won a game they trailed entering the final period. Minot lost the first game of the best-of-three series, but beat the Ice Dogs 2-0 on Saturday before finishing off the upset on Sunday.

Fairbanks was the No. 1 overall seed in the NAHL playoffs. The Ice Dogs' 97 points were eight more than any other team during the regular season.

The Robertson Cup championship game is Monday at 7 p.m. The Minotauros face Shreveport, the No. 2 team during the regular season in the NAHL with 89 points.

Ondrej Pavel netted the game-winner with seven minutes and 40 seconds left in the first overtime.

Minot forced OT on Nolan Sawchuk's goal with less than two minutes left in regulation.

Michael Talbot scored twice for the Minotauros, who led 1-0 after the first period but trailed 3-1 after two.

Fairbanks outshot Minot 40-28. Samu Lonkila stopped 36 shots to earn the win in goal.

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