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Green Knights Head Into Break Unbeaten After Rout of Lawrence

From Sports Information Director, December 6, 2014 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

APPLETON - St. Norbert College heads into the holiday break unbeaten for the first time in school history as the Green Knights pounded Lawrence University 9-0 in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game at Appleton Family Ice Center.

The Green Knights (10-0-1, 7-0-1 NCHA) will carry a 22-game unbeaten streak (21-0-1) into the semester break. Lawrence dropped to 5-6-1, 4-4.

St. Norbert wasted no time in taking control of this one, with Ross Pavek scoring all the Green Knights would need just 1 minute 9 seconds into the game. The Green Knights pushed ahead 3-0 when Erik Cooper scored at 6:35 and 8:25, the first goal a power-play marker. Those two goals would chase Lawrence goaltender Mattias Soderqvist. Backup Anton Olsson was greeted 13 seconds later with a goal by Michael Hill, which gave St. Norbert a 4-0 lead after the first period.

The Green Knights pressed onward, with a Blake Thompson power-play goal at 2:26 of the second period creating a 5-0 gap. Marian Fiala scored at 7:17 of the second period, and Hill made it 7-0 with a marker at 18:01.

Hill picked up a hat trick, his 10th goal of the season and his sixth in the last four games, when he scored at 12:14 of the third period. Mitch Amatto closed out the scoring with a power-play goal at 19:10.

Cooper finished with two assists for a four-point night, while Pavek, Fiala and Thompson also had two assists for three-point outings. Kyle Lee also had two assists.

St. Norbert goaltender David Jacobson made 16 saves to register his 19th career shutout and his 71st career victory. The Green Knights outshot the Vikings 52-16.

The Green Knights were 3-for-8 on the power play, while the Vikings were 0-for-5.