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Keefer's Five-Point Night Leads St. Norbert Past Lake Forest

From Sports Information Director, October 27, 2009 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

GREEN BAY - St. Norbert College freshman Cody Keefer scored five points in his first collegiate game to lift the Green Knights to an 8-1 win in a non-conference game against Lake Forest College at the Cornerstone Community Center. It was the season opener for both teams.

Keefer had the Green Knights' first five-point game in nearly seven years, scoring two goals and three assists. St. Norbert career scoring leader Jason Deitsch had five points in an 11-2 win over St. John's on Jan. 3, 2003.

Keefer scored the goal of the game, netting a power-play marker 5 minutes 42 seconds into the contest. Shane Wheeler followed at 12:41 of the first to make it 2-0. The Foresters' Trent Brown scored off a defensive breakdown at 14:12 to cut the deficit to 2-1 at the end of the first period.

Mike Bernardy scored 18 seconds into the second period just as a St. Norbert power play expired for a 3-1 advantage. Keefer scored his second goal of the night at 10:09 for a 4-1 cushion.

Brandon Longley, Peter Fylling, Wheeler and Alain Joanette all scored third-period goals to round out the scoring. Wheeler matched a career high with four points, netting two goals and two assists. It was Wheeler's second career four-point game.

Bernardy had one goal and one assist and Sam Eccles had a career-high two assists to close out the St. Norbert multi-point scorers.

St. Norbert outshot Lake Forest 44-19. The Green Knights were 1-for-4 on the power play, while the Foresters were 0-for-7. B.J. O'Brien made 18 saves for St. Norbert, while Brendan Sullivan made 36 stops for the Foresters.

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