Green Knights Set NCAA Attendance Record in Loss to Bowdoin

From Sports Information Director, December 29, 2012 | Women's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

GREEN BAY - St. Norbert College set an NCAA Division III attendance record with a crowd of 3,277 in a 3-2 loss to Bowdoin College at the Resch Center.

The game was played as part of a doubleheader including the USHL's Green Bay Gamblers and Muskegon Lumberjacks. The previous Division III record for women's hockey attendance was 1,412.

The ninth-ranked Polar Bears (5-1-1) jumped out to a 3-0 lead after two periods. Chelsea MacNeil gave Bowdoin a 1-0 lead at 15:34 of the first period. Ariana Bourque pushed the Polar Bears ahead 2-0 57 seconds into the second period, and Kim Tess-Wanat made it 3-0 on a power-play goal at 8:17.

St. Norbert (4-5-2) rallied in the third period but fell just short. Ali Parker scored at 7:29 with a power-play goal, and Isabell Lindstrom scored at 17:12 to bring the Green Knights to within one.

St. Norbert finished 1-for-5 on the power play, while Bowdoin was 1-for-4. Kaley Gibson made 22 saves for the Green Knights, while Tara Connolly made 22 saves for the Polar Bears.