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St. Norbert to Host Augsburg Saturday in NCAA Tournament

From Asst. AD/Athletics Communications, March 4, 2019 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College will host Augsburg University in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at the Cornerstone Community Center in De Pere.

It marks the fourth consecutive season the Green Knights (22-4-3) will host the Auggies (21-3-3) in the NCAA Tournament. St. Norbert eliminated Augsburg in national quarterfinal games by scores of 6-1 in 2016, 4-3 in overtime in 2017 and 5-2 in 2018.

The winner will advance to a national quarterfinal against UW-Stevens Point (26-0-2) on Saturday, March 16 at K.B. Willett Arena in Stevens Point.

This tournament appearance is St. Norbert's 19th, with the Green Knights also making appearances in 1997-99, 2002-08, 2010-14 and 2016-18. All previous first-round and quarterfinal-round games except for 1997 have come at home. The Green Knights are 31-13-1 all-time in the NCAA tournament and won the 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2018 national championships. St. Norbert is 22-4 in its last 26 NCAA Tournament games dating back to 2008.

Augsburg is making its sixth NCAA Division III Tournament appearance. The Auggies played in the tournament in 1984, 1998, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Augsburg is 4-7-1 all-time in the tournament and advanced to the Frozen Four in 1998.

St. Norbert clinched the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association's automatic qualifier with a 4-1 win over Adrian College on Saturday in De Pere. Augsburg earned the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's automatic berth with a 2-1 win in quadruple overtime over St. John's University on Saturday in Minneapolis.

Ticket information is available here: https://www.snc.edu/tickets/?page=selectevent&eid=33600

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