St. Norbert's Unbeaten Streak Comes to an End at Superior

From Sports Information Director, November 22, 2008 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

SUPERIOR - St. Norbert College's 37-game unbeaten streak came to an end with a 4-3 loss to UW-Superior in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game at Wessman Arena.

The Green Knights lost for the first time since a 4-2 setback to Gustavus Adolphus College on Nov. 3, 2007 in Green Bay. St. Norbert also had a 16-game winning streak stopped as well as a 29-game unbeaten streak against NCHA foes halted. St. Norbert fell to 8-1 overall and 3-1 in the NCHA, while Superior is 9-1 and 4-0.

Chris Wilson's goal at the 5:56 mark of the third period proved to be the game-winning goal for the Yellowjackets. Wilson's marker came 21 seconds after St. Norbert's Pete Fylling tied the game at 3-3 at 5:35 of the third.

St. Norbert held a 1-0 lead after one period when A.J. Gale converted on a penalty shot at 7:13 of the first.

The Green Knights' Dustin Dubas was whistled for a checking-from-behind major penalty at 5:37 of the second period, which allowed Superior to tie the game on a power-play score by Braden Desmet. St. Norbert's Brandon Longley scored at 11:33 shorthanded to offset the goal, however.

Superior did answer on a subsequent power play when Chris Berry scored at 14:29. The Yellowjackets took a 3-2 lead into the third period on an even-strength score by Seth Reda.

St. Norbert had an empty net for the last 1 minute 30 seconds of the game but could not tie the score. Superior outshot St. Norbert 35-27, including 27-18 in the last two periods.

Chad Beiswenger made 24 saves for the Yellowjackets, while B.J. O'Brien made 31 stops for the Green Knights.