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St. Norbert Extends Winning Streak to Seven With Win at Northland

From Asst. AD/Athletics Communications, February 2, 2019 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

ASHLAND - St. Norbert College pushed its winning streak to seven consecutive games with a 6-4 win over Northland College in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game at Bay Area Civic Center.

The Green Knights (16-4-3, 12-3-1 NCHA), ranked No. 5 in the USCHO.com Division III Poll, continue to hold a two-point lead on first place in the overall NCHA standings with two games remaining. St. Norbert clinched the NCHA North Division title with the win.

St. Norbert enjoyed a solid offensive start with three first-period goals. Keegan Milligan scored at 2:54 of the frame for the early lead, but Northland answered with a marker from Bailey Shaver at 7:27. The Green Knights promptly responded with goals from Roman Uchyn at 11:31 and Milligan again at 13:50.

The Green Knights came up empty on three power-play chances until Steven Phillips scored an even-strength goal at 17:32 to give the Green Knights a seemingly safe 4-1 lead. The lead quickly melted away, as the Lumberjacks scored three times in 87 seconds to tie the game at 4-4. Jared Hester, Jacob Jeske and Kalib Ford scored at 17:32, 18:36 and 18:59, respectively to draw Northland even.

Phillips swung the momentum back in St. Norbert's favor before the end of the period, potting a goal at 19:38 for a 5-4 lead after two periods.

St. Norbert held off Northland, including killing off a penalty inside six minutes remaining. Peyton Frantti scored the third period's only goal with a score at 18:35 to close out the win.

Milligan and Phillips each had multi-point games with their pair of goals, while Riley Christensen added two assists.

St. Norbert outshot Northland 35-31. T.J. Black made 27 saves for the Green Knights, while David Krejcik made 29 stops for the Lumberjacks.

The Green Knights were 0-for-3 on the power play, with Northland going 0-for-1. There were just four penalties cited in the game, with St. Norbert committing just one.

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