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St. Norbert Nails Down Another 20-Win Season

From Sports Information Director, February 11, 2011 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

RIVER FALLS - St. Norbert College reached the 20-win plateau for the 13th time in 15 seasons with a 3-1 Northern Collegiate Hockey Association win over UW-River Falls at Hunt Arena. It was St. Norbert's 12th-straight win over River Falls.

The Green Knights, who are ranked No. 2 in the Division III Poll, are 20-3-1 overall and 13-2-1 in the NCHA. St. Norbert finished the 1996-97 season with a 21-9-1 mark, and has reached at least 20 wins except for an 18-8-3 season in 2000-01 and a 19-8-1 ledger in 2008-09.

St. Norbert scored three times in the second period to break open a scoreless game. Joe Perry tallied his fourth goal of the season at the 3 minute 47 second mark. Taylor Langford then put the Green Knights ahead 2-0 at the 14:33 mark. River Falls' Andy Inderieden was whistled for interference as the goal was scored, and Seth Soley's ensuing unassisted power-play goal 1:24 later made it 3-0.

The Green Knights' Alain Joanette was hit with a major checking-from-behind penalty at 5:29 of the third period, and the Falcons cashed in once on the five-minute power play. Inderieden's goal at 8:21 was all the Falcons mustered for scoring.

St. Norbert outshot River Falls 32-23, including 14-8 in the decisive second period. The Green Knights were 1-for-4 on the power play, while the Falcons were 1-for-5. B.J. O'brien made 22 stops in net for St. Norbert, while Scott Lewan made 29 saves for River Falls.

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