Green Knights Fall at Gustavus Adolphus

From Sports Information Director, November 3, 2012 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

ST. PETER, Minn. - St. Norbert College had plenty of chances but couldn't find the back of the net often enough in a 2-1 loss to Gustavus Adolphus College in a non-conference game at Don Roberts Rink.

The No. 1-ranked Green Knights (4-1) had a 13-game winning streak snapped. Gustavus Adolphus, ranked No. 5 nationally, improved to 3-1.

St. Norbert trailed by a goal late in the game when Gustavus Adolphus goaltender Patrick Sullivan was called for a delay of game penalty with five seconds left for deliberately knocking the goal off its moorings. The Green Knights were awarded a penalty shot, but Sullivan redeemed himself by stopping Kyle Stroh to preserve the win.

The Gusties took the early lead when Zach May scored his second goal of the year just 5 minutes 13 seconds into the game. The marker stopped St. Norbert goaltender David Jacobson's consecutive scoreless sequence at 234 minutes 26 seconds.

The Green Knights answered later in the first period when Connor Bradshaw netted his first collegiate goal on an unassisted marker at 14:46.

St. Norbert dominated the second period with a 15-4 shots advantage, but couldn't find the equalizer. Gustavus Adolphus pulled ahead with 5:36 left in the third period on a goal by Ryan Johnson.

St. Norbert outshot Gustavus Adolphus 40-19. Sullivan made 39 saves for the Gusties, while Jacobson made 17 stops for the Green Knights. St. Norbert was 0-for-3 on the power play, while Gustavus Adolphus was 0-for-2.