Green Knights Blank MSOE Again For Series Sweep

From Sports Information Director, January 25, 2014 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

MILWAUKEE - St. Norbert College picked up a shutout for the second consecutive night as the Green Knights picked up a 2-0 win over Milwaukee School of Engineering in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game at Kern Center.

The Green Knights (16-2-1, 11-1 NCHA), ranked No. 2 in the USCHO.com and D3hockey.com Division III polls, head into next weekend's series with No. 1-ranked Adrian College (16-0-3, 10-0-2) tied atop the NCHA standings at 22 points.

David Jacobson turned in a 25-save performance to improve to 13-0-1 on the season. The shutout was Jacobson's third of the season and 13th of his career.

St. Norbert took a 1-0 lead when Blake Thompson scored his second goal of the season at the 14:29 mark of the first period, with Reid Campbell and Mason Baptista assisting.

The Green Knights got an insurance goal when Tyler Zepeda converted a 5-on-3 power-play goal at the 15:14 mark of the second period, his third goal of the year. Cullen Bradshaw and Jacobson assisted. The helper was Jacobson's third of the season, and ties him with Kyle Jones for most career points for a St. Norbert goaltender.

St. Norbert then outshot MSOE (4-14-1, 3-9) 15-9 in the third period to salt the game away. The Green Knights outshot the Raiders 38-25 for the game. St. Norbert was 1-for-5 on the power play, while MSOE was 0-for-4.

Nick Kohn made 36 saves for the Raiders in the loss.