St. Norbert Stifles Pointers En Route to Series Sweep

From Sports Information Director, October 27, 2012 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

STEVENS POINT - St. Norbert College's shutout streak to start the 2012-13 season continued as the Green Knights posted a 4-0 win over UW-Stevens Point to complete a sweep of the home-and-home Northern Collegiate Hockey Association series at Willett Arena.

The Green Knights (3-0, 2-0 NCHA) haven't allowed a goal through their first three games this season, and have played 11 consecutive full periods without giving up a goal. St. Norbert's last goal against came last March in the NCAA Division III championship game in a 4-1 win over Oswego State.

Sophomore goaltender David Jacobson made 11 saves to register the shutout. Jacobson now has a consecutive shutout sequence of 229 minutes 13 seconds, the fourth-longest streak in NCAA Division III history. It is only the third-longest streak in St. Norbert history, behind a pair of Kyle Jones efforts of 337:22 (NCAA record) and 234:49 (third-best).

St. Norbert took a 1-0 lead in the first period on a Kyle Stroh goal at the 12:21 mark off assists from Cody Keefer and Sam Higgins.

The Green Knights broke the game open in the second period with a pair of power-play goals. Cullen Bradshaw scored off an assist from Stroh at 11:01, and Stroh scored his second of the night and fourth of the young season with Marian Fiala assisting at 18:13.

St. Norbert closed out the scoring with another power-play goal by Zach McDonald, with Emil Haque assisting. The Green Knights were 3-for-7 in the game, and have scored 15 power-play goals in their last four games with the Pointers. St. Norbert is 15-for-31 (48.4 percent) with the man advantage in those four games.

St. Norbert outshot the Pointers 24-11, and finished 3-for-7 on the power play. The Pointers, who got 20 saves from Nick Graves, finished 0-for-3 on the power play.