St. Norbert and UW-Superior Skate to Scoreless Draw

From Sports Information Director, February 3, 2012 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

SUPERIOR - St. Norbert College skated to its second scoreless tie in school history with a 0-0 stalemate against UW-Superior in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game at Wessman Arena.

The Green Knights (12-5-5, 9-4-2 NCHA) hold a two-point lead in the standings with six points left at stake and head into a key game with St. Scholastica Saturday. Superior is now 9-8-5, 6-4-5.

St. Norbert's only other scoreless tie came on Jan. 27, 1995 with a 0-0 final with UW-Stevens Point at the De Pere Ice Arena. The Green Knights are now 8-9-9 all-time at Wessman Arena.

Superior had the game's best chance to score a goal late in the second period. St. Norbert's Marian Fiala was whistled for a major checking-from-behind penalty at the 15 minutes 59 seconds mark. Fiala was also given a game misconduct. St. Norbert killed off the major, the third time it has done so this season without allowing a goal.

St. Norbert had a power-play chance late in regulation. Superior's Andy Singerhouse was called for hooking with 1:29 left in the third period, but St. Norbert couldn't cash in on the chance.

St. Norbert outshot Superior 27-24 and both teams were 0-for-2 on the power play. David Jacobson made 27 saves for St. Norbert, while Drew Strandberg made 27 stops for the Yellowjackets.