Goals Spring Forth in Second Half for Big St. Norbert Win

From Sports Information Director, January 18, 2014 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College scored 10 times in the final 26 minutes of the game to turn a nailbiter into a massacre as the Green Knights rolled to an 11-1 win over Concordia University Wisconsin in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game at Cornerstone Community Center.

The Green Knights (14-2-1, 9-1 NCHA) held a 1-0 lead midway through the game before scoring three goals in a 2:36 stretch in the second period for a 4-0 lead. St. Norbert really got things rolling in the third, scoring four times in a 3:11 stretch to boost its lead out to 8-0.

Patrick McCadden scored a delayed-penalty goal at 12:45 of the first period to put the Green Knights ahead 1-0. That goal would hold up until Brandon Hoogenboom deked his way through the Concordia defense, beating Concordia goaltender Domingo Torrenueva at the 14:36 mark of the second period.

The momentum boost Hoogenboom's goal gave St. Norbert was palpable, with the Green Knights scoring twice more in short order. Michael Hill connected on a goal at 16:42, followed by a Joe Perry marker just 32 seconds later.

St. Norbert's blitz would continue in the third period when Marian Fiala, Erik Cooper and Perry scored at 6:29, 7:29 and 8:18, respectively. Perry's goal chased Torrenueva, and Ross Pavek scored his first collegiate goal on backup Morgan Hudson moments later at 9:40.

Concordia (8-6-3, 5-4-2) countered with a power-play goal at 11:57 by Brett Penner, but St. Norbert countered with a goal by Perry at 12:21, giving him a hat trick and his team-high 12th goal of the season. Cullen Bradshaw scored at 16:51 and Pavek closed out the scoring at 19:24.

McCadden added three assists for a four-point game. Blake Thompson and Mason Baptista both had three assists apiece. Cooper added two assists for a three-point game. Reid Campbell and Noah Nelson both had two assists. Bradshaw registered an assist to give him a two-point game.

St. Norbert outshot Concordia 58-22. David Jacobson made 21 saves for the Green Knights. Torrenueva made 40 saves in 48:18 or work, while Hudson totaled seven saves in relief. Concordia was 1-for-5 on the power play, while St. Norbert was 0-for-5.