Green Knights Tip Concordia-Wisconsin On Road

From Sports Information Director, January 17, 2014 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

MEQUON - St. Norbert College found just enough offense to eke past Concordia University Wisconsin by a 3-2 score in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game at Ozaukee Ice Center.

The Green Knights (13-2-1, 8-1 NCHA), ranked No. 4 in the USCHO.com and D3hockey.com Division III polls, had a pair of two-goal leads in the game and held on in a matchup of goaltenders who were both unbeaten going into the game.

St. Norbert's Noah Nelson put the Green Knights ahead with his first collegiate goal, scoring at the 14:47 mark of the first period with assists going to Cullen Bradshawk and Blake Thompson.

Mason Baptista pushed the lead to 2-0 when he scored off an assist from Thompson at 3:51 of the second period. The Falcons (8-5-3, 5-3-2) cut the deficit to 2-1 when Devin Stuermer scored at 10:45 for his tenth goal of the season.

Baptista would score again, his fifth goal of the season, off an assist from Erik Cooper at 19:22. Concordia answered promptly with a goal 15 seconds later by Buster Hebda.

Neither team would score in the third period. Concordia had 23 seconds of extra-attacker time in the final minute but couldn't net the equalizer.

St. Norbert's David Jacobson made 26 saves to improve to 10-0-1 on the season. Concordia's Domingo Torrenueva fell to 6-1-1 despite making 27 saves. St. Norbert outshot Concordia 30-28. Both teams were 0-for-3 on the power play.