Late Goal Dooms St. Norbert

From Sports Information Director, February 19, 2011 | Women's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

GREEN BAY - Adrian College scored with 2 minutes 7 seconds remaining to pull out a 2-1 win over St. Norbert College in both team's regular-season finale in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game at Resch Olympic Pavilion.

The Green Knights are 12-10-3 overall and 9-8-3 in the NCHA. Adrian is 15-7-3, 13-4-3. St. Norbert waits to find out its NCHA Quarterfinal opponent pending tiebreakers for seeding in the O'Brien Cup Playoffs.

St. Norbert had the early lead on a Lotta Haraala blast from the point at the 15 minute 21 seconds mark of the second period.

Adrian answered early in the third when a loose puck found its way in off the stick of Danielle Smith at the 2:39 mark. The Bulldogs scored the game-winner at 17:53 when Jessica Grubbs' knuckling puck found the net.

St. Norbert had an extra attacker out for the last 1:56 and had two good scoring chances but couldn't find the equalizer.

The Green Knights got 26 saves in net from Kaley Gibson, while Emily Michelin made 15 stops for Adrian. St. Norbert was 1-for-5 on the power play while the Bulldogs were 0-for-3.