Green Knights Shocked at Home by Lawrence

From Sports Information Director, December 7, 2013 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College saw a three-goal lead in the third period evaporate into a 5-4 loss to Lawrence University in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game at the Cornerstone Community Center.

The Green Knights (10-2, 7-1 NCHA) lost for just the third time in school history when leading after two periods at home. St. Norbert entered the game 255-2-3 all-time when leading at home after two periods and was 237-1-2 at home under Tim Coghlin when leading after 40 minutes.

St. Norbert looked to have the game well in hand when it went ahead 4-1 on an Erik Cooper goal at the 1:08 mark of the third period. Lawrence (3-6-1, 3-5) answered just 27 seconds later on a Gustav Lindgren goal to cut it to 4-2.

Renato Engler made things even more interesting when he scored at 11:24 just moments after a St. Norbert penalty had expired. St. Norbert killed off a penalty inside five minutes left but gave up the equalizer when Matt Moore put home a rebound at 18:32. The Vikings secured the win when Blake Roubos finished a rush with just under 22 seconds remaining.

St. Norbert led 3-0 after the first period, a frame totally dominated by the Green Knights. Cooper scored just 1:10 into the game on a power-play goal, and Cullen Bradshaw scored a power-play goal at 9:09. Michael Hill scored at 14:07 of the first for a 3-0 lead. St. Norbert outshot Lawrence 15-4 in the first period.

A lackluster second period eventually doomed the Green Knights from salting the game away. Lawrence's Ryan Rumble scored at 2:22 of the period and St. Norbert was outshot 7-5 in the period.

St. Norbert outshot Lawrence 29-19. Anton Olsson made 25 saves for the Vikings, while Tony Kujava made 14 saves for the Green Knights. St. Norbert was 2-for-6 on the power play, while Lawrence was 0-for-5.