Minnesota Duluth forward Jackson Cates (20) scores his first goal of the game and the Bulldog's third of the game on Western Michigan goaltender Alex Aslanidis (35) in the third period Saturday, Jan. 23, at Amsoil Arena. (Tyler Schank / tschank@duluthnews.com)
Minnesota Duluth forward Jackson Cates (20) scores his first goal of the game and the Bulldog's third of the game on Western Michigan goaltender Alex Aslanidis (35) in the third period Saturday, Jan. 23, at Amsoil Arena. (Tyler Schank / tschank@duluthnews.com)

Minnesota Duluth goaltender Ryan Fanti (39) saves a shot on goal by Western Michigan forward Ty Glover (27) in the first period Saturday, Jan. 23, at Amsoil Arena. (Tyler Schank / tschank@duluthnews.com)
Minnesota Duluth goaltender Ryan Fanti (39) saves a shot on goal by Western Michigan forward Ty Glover (27) in the first period Saturday, Jan. 23, at Amsoil Arena. (Tyler Schank / tschank@duluthnews.com)

Minnesota Duluth forward Jackson Cates (20) high fives teammates to celebrate his hat trick against Western Michigan in the third period Saturday, Jan. 23, at Amsoil Arena. (Tyler Schank / tschank@duluthnews.com)
Minnesota Duluth forward Jackson Cates (20) high fives teammates to celebrate his hat trick against Western Michigan in the third period Saturday, Jan. 23, at Amsoil Arena. (Tyler Schank / tschank@duluthnews.com)

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