Green Knights Shutout at UW-Superior

From Sports Information Director, January 20, 2011 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DULUTH, Minn. - St. Norbert College was shutout in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game for almost the first time in two years in a 3-0 loss to UW-Superior at the University of Minnesota-Duluth's Amsoil Arena.

The Green Knights, who were last shutout in a league game on Jan. 31, 2009 in a 3-0 loss to St. Scholastica, fell to 15-3 overall and 9-2 in the NCHA. Superior moved into a first-place tie at 12-5-1 overall and 9-2 in the league.

A bad final minute of the first period would prove the Green Knights' undoing. The Yellowjackets cashed in on a pair of defensive turnovers, with Logan Isley scoring 33 seconds before intermission and Justin Faryna 15 seconds before the break for a 2-0 lead.

That would be all the Yellowjackets would need, and Faryna picked up an empty-net goal with 14 seconds left.

St. Norbert outshot Superior 33-23, including 11-3 in the third period, but couldn't find the net. The game had just two penalties - one a side - and each squad was 0-for-1 on the power play.

Drew Strandberg turned away 33 shots to register the shutout for Superior. B.J. O'Brien made 20 saves for the Green Knights.