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Green Knights Register Eight Goals In Win Over Concordia

From Sports Information Director, January 29, 2016 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

MEQUON - St. Norbert College scored at least eight goals in a game for the fourth time this season as the Green Knights posted an 8-1 win over Concordia University Wisconsin in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game at Ozaukee Ice Center.

The Green Knights (15-2-1, 11-2 NCHA) pulled away with a pair of goals early in the second period and outshot the Falcons (9-7-2, 5-6-2) by a 37-6 margin in the final two periods. Fourteen of St. Norbert's 18 skaters scored at least one point.

Pijus Rulevicius got the scoring started with an unassisted goal at 11:40 of the first period, his tenth overall marker of the season. Steven Phillips scored at 13:33 for a 2-0 lead.

Jake Larsen then scored at 2:28 of the second period to put the Green Knights up three. Erik Cooper followed with a goal 12 seconds later to chase Concordia starting goalkeeper Andy Munroe. St. Norbert pushed its lead to 5-0 when Roman Uchyn finished a power-play goal at 10:17. Concordia scored its only goal of the game on a power-play goal by Eli Riddle at 16:55 of the second period.

The Green Knights scored three power-play goals in the third period. Riley Christensen scored at the 2:37 mark, followed by Uchyn's second of the game at 4:56. Nick LeSage then finished off the scoring with a goal at 15:41.

St. Norbert finished 4-for-7 on the power play, while the Falcons were 1-for-3.

Christensen finished with a three-point game with two assists in addition to his goal. Phillips had an assist for a two-point game, while Clay Van Diest and Michael Hill had two assists apiece.

The Green Knights, who were outshot 9-5 in the first period, finished with a 42-15 shots-on-goal advantage. T.J. Black made 14 saves for the Green Knights. Munroe made nine saves in the start for the Falcons, while Jack Romanuik made 25 saves in relief.