St. Norbert Stays Unbeaten With Win Over UW-Stevens Point

From Sports Information Director, November 14, 2009 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

GREEN BAY - B.J. O'Brien made 18 saves as St. Norbert College posted a 2-0 win over UW-Stevens Point in the second game of a two-game Northern Collegiate Hockey Association series at the Cornerstone Community Center.

The Green Knights, ranked No. 1 in the USCHO.com Division III Poll, improved to 6-0-1 overall and 4-0 in the NCHA. Stevens Point dropped to 2-5, 0-4.

St. Norbert got all of its scoring in the second period. Tyler Allen scored the game's first marker at 6 minutes 10 seconds on a breakaway, getting assists from Shane Wheeler and Nick Tabisz. Late in the second period, Stevens Point was called for a too many men penalty. Just as the penalty expired, Tabisz fired a shot from the top of the slot. Stevens Point goaltender Thomas Speer was screened and the puck tricked past him for a 2-0 lead at the 18:40 mark.

Both teams in the third period played mostly perimeter hockey, with the Pointers outshooting the Green Knights 5-4 in the stanza. St. Norbert did hold a 28-18 shots-on-goal advantage for the game.

St. Norbert was 0-for-6 on the power play, while Stevens Point was 0-for-5. Speer made 26 saves for the Pointers, who played with an empty net for a stretch of 1:42.