St. Norbert Fades in Third Period in Loss to St. Scholastica

From Sports Information Director, December 9, 2011 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

GREEN BAY - St. Norbert College went scoreless in the third period and as a results had a 27-game home unbeaten streak snapped in a 3-2 loss to the College of St. Scholastica in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game at the Cornerstone Community Center.

The Green Knights (6-3-3, 3-3-1 NCHA) last lost at home on Dec. 4, 2009, a 4-3 overtime to defeat also to St. Scholastica. The Saints improved to 7-2-2, 3-2-2.

St. Scholastica held an 8-7 shots advantage in the third period but had three power-play opportunities. The Saints scored the game-winning goal at even strength, when Jeremy Dawes connected on a tough angle at the 8 minutes 19 seconds mark. The Green Knights did not muster a quality scoring chance the rest of the game.

St. Norbert had a chance to build an early lead, but came up empty on three power-play chances in the first nine minutes of the game leading to a scoreless first period. The Green Knights took a 1-0 lead at 7:30 of the second on Chris Rial's slapshot just inside the post. St. Scholastica's Brett Corcoran finished a nice move at 12:48 for a 1-1 game, but Johan Ryd gave St. Norbert a 2-1 lead at 16:13. The Saints tied it again at 18:16, when Joel Langevin corralled a shot that ricocheted off the end boards and found an open net.

St. Norbert outshot St. Scholastica 35-19. The Green Knights were 0-for-4 on the power play, while the Saints were 0-for-3. Colin Rundell made 33 saves for the Saints, while David Jacobson made 16 stops for the Green Knights.