The two Big Ten teams battled to an official 2-2 overtime tie before the Spartans prevailed 1-0 in a shootout for the bonus league point.
Both Skjei and Fasching are products of the U.S. National Development Team Program (USNDTP) in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Minnesota takes a 5-0-1 overall record into South Bend this weekend as one of only two unbeaten teams left in the nation.
Minnesota scored four times in an 8:06 span in the first en route to their fifth win of the season
The Minnesota men's hockey team skated to a 3-3 tie with No. 5 Boston College in a game that included five total goals in the first 9:42
Seth Ambroz scored his second goal of the game in the final minute to lead Minnesota past Wisconsin 4-3.
Minnesota scored four first-period goals in a 6-1 win over Boston College.
In the third episode of Gopher Hockey: Pride on Ice the Gopher men's hockey team reflects on the 2013 Hockey City Classic outdoor game vs. Wisconsin and ahead to the WCHA Final Five and NCAA Tournament.
Pride on Ice: Webisode 2 takes you on the road with the Gophers for their showdown with Wisconsin.
Go behind the scenes with the storied Minnesota Gopher men's hockey team in GopherSports.com's exclusive three-part web series, Pride On Ice!
2012-13 Freshman Season:Skated in 36 games for the Gophers this season as a freshman collected three points with a goal and two assists in 2012-13 owned a +11 rating for the season made his collegiate debut partnering on defense with Nate Schmidt against Michigan State (10/12) recorded the first two points of his Gopher career with a goal and an assist against Michigan State (10/13) assisted on a Nate Schmidt's goal in the third period to give the Gophers a cushion in a win over St. Cloud State (2/8).
International: Particpated in the2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp had a tournament-high plus-10 rating and added an assist in six games for gold medal-winning Team USA at the 2012 Under-18 Men's World Championship in Breclav, Brno and Znojmo, Czech Republic had a goal and two assists in four games at the 2012 Under-18 Five Nations Tournament in Pori, Finland for third-place United States helped U.S. Under-17 Team win the 2011 Vlad Dzurilla Under-18 Tournament title in Piestany, Slovakia notched one goal and three assists at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Portage La Prairie and Winnipeg, Man. for second-place United States had two goals and three assists for first-place Team USA at the 2010 Under-17 Four Nations Cup in Woodridge, Ill.
Juniors/High School: Two-year member of the U.S. National Development Team in Ann Arbor, Mich. under Danton Cole skated for Randy Schmitz for two seasons at Lakeville North helped lead Panthers to a Section 1AA championship in 2009-10 and was named team's MVP two-time All-Lake Conference honoree named Lakeville North's Rookie of the Year in 2008-09 also played quarterback for the Panthers' football team selected with the 28th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.
Personal: Plans to study business honor roll student that graduated from Pioneer (Ann Arbor, Mich.) with honors hobbies include golfing, playing football, and going to his cabin most memorable sports thrill was winning the 2012 Under-18 World Championship grandfather Stan Skjei and relative Brett Sadek played football for Minnesota son of Scott and Michele Skjei born March 26, 1994.