St. Norbert's Late Flurry Lifts Skaters Past St. John's

From Sports Information Director, January 9, 2010 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Three St. Norbert College goals in a 1 minute 20 second stretch late in the game lifted in the Green Knights to a 4-1 non-conference win over St. John's University at the Municipal Athletic Complex.

The Green Knights, ranked No. 4 in the USCHO.com Division III Poll, improved to 12-2-1 on the season. St. John's fell to 5-8-2.

The Green Knights and Johnnies were deadlocked at 1-1 with less than 5 minutes to play before Matt Boyd ended the stalemate with a knuckling floater from just inside the right point for a 2-1 lead with 4:22 left. St. Norbert added some insurance with 3:30 left when Kyle Stroh knocked home a rebound off an initial Peter Fylling blast. Johan Ryd scored 28 seconds later on a wraparound for his fifth goal of the year.

Fylling gave St. Norbert a 1-0 lead when he scored over Johnnies goaltender Adam Andersson top-shelf at the 11:51 mark of the first period. That marker held up until the Johnnies answered with a power-play goal at 13:22 of the third, when Alex Lindeberg split a pair of St. Norbert defenders to score.

Noah Nemgar and Tyler Allen each had a pair of assists for St. Norbert, while Fylling added an assist for a two-point game. Justin Favreau and Mike Bernardy also registered assists for the Green Knights.

St. Norbert outshot St. John's 37-20. The Green Knights were 0-for-5 on the power play, while the Johnnies were 1-for-5. B.J. O'Brien made 19 saves for the Green Knights, while Andersson made 33 saves for the Johnnies.