St. Norbert Cruises Past Lake Forest in Return to NCHA Action

From Sports Information Director, January 19, 2008 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

GREEN BAY - St. Norbert College maintained its two-point lead in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association with a 6-0 win over Lake Forest College at the Cornerstone Community Center. The Green Knights, ranked No. 1 in the USCHO.com poll, improved to 16-1-1 overall and 6-0-1 in the NCHA. The Foresters fell to 2-15-1, 0-7.

Kyle Jones notched his 18th career shutout, making eight saves. St. Norbert outshot Lake Forest 49-8. The Foresters' eight shots on goal matched the fewest ever allowed by St. Norbert. Lake Forest did not put a shot on Jones in the second period, the first time St. Norbert has ever not allowed a shot on goal in a period.

It didn't take long for St. Norbert to take command of the game, scoring two goals in the first 1 minute 48 seconds. Tyler Allen scored just 1:02 into the game on an assist from Marc Belanger, a helper that extended Belanger's consecutive game scoring streak to 14. Allen then fed Matt Boyd 46 seconds later for Boyd's 14th goal of the year. Nick Tabisz converted on a power-play just 10 seconds before the end of the first period for a 3-0 lead.

St. Norbert cashed in on the power play again when Taylor Langford scored 1:31 into the second period. Adam Hammerbeck scored his first collegiate goal on a backhand flip past Scott Campbell at 7:27 of the second. Boyd tallied his 15th goal of the season at 10:40 of the third to round out the scoring.

Campbell made 31 saves in 40 minutes of work for the Foresters, while Brandon Kohuch made 12 stops in relief.

St. Norbert was 2-for-5 on the power play, while Lake Forest was 0-for-2. There were only eight total penalties in the game, which was played in a brisk 1 hour 55 minutes.