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St. Norbert Rallies to Sweep UW-Eau Claire

From Sports Information Director, November 19, 2011 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

EAU CLAIRE - St. Norbert College picked up its first consecutive wins of the seasons with a 5-2 win over UW-Eau Claire to finish off a sweep of a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association series at Hobbs Ice Center.

The Green Knights (5-2-2, 3-2-1 NCHA) had to rally from a 2-0 deficit after one period to gain the win. A four-goal flurry in the second period lifted the eighth-ranked Green Knights past the 14th-ranked Blugolds.

Eau Claire opened the game with a marker by Andrew Wilcox at 13 minutes 20 seconds of the first period, followed by Jared Williams' goal at 17:57. The Blugolds outshot St. Norbert 13-3 in a lackluster first period for the visitors.

The Green Knights answered with a pair of Seth Soley goals to draw even at 2-2. Soley's first goal came at 5:41 of the second, and he followed again with a 5-on-3 power-play goal at the 10-minute mark. Cody Keefer banged home a power-play goal at 17:37, and Johan Ryd scored 50 seconds later for a 4-2 edge.

Mason Baptista scored his first collegiate goal 2 minutes into the third period for the game's final score.

Cullen Bradshaw picked up three assists on the night, all coming in the second period. Joe Perry also had a pair of helpers in the second period.

Eau Claire outshot St. Norbert 35-18. The Green Knights were 2-for-5 on the power play, while Eau Claire was 0-for-7. David Jacobson made 33 saves for St. Norbert, while Andrew Martin made 13 stops for the Blugolds.