Offense Rolls as Green Knights Sweep Yellowjackets

From Sports Information Director, January 23, 2010 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

GREEN BAY - St. Norbert College finished off a two-game Northern Collegiate Hockey Association series sweep of UW-Superior with a 6-3 win at the Cornerstone Community Center.

The Green Knights, now 15-3-1 overall and 10-2 in the NCHA, continue to hold their three-point lead in the league standings with seven games left. The Yellowjackets, mired in a 1-7-1 stretch in their last nine games, fell to 8-9-2, 2-9-1.

St. Norbert scored a pair of power-play goals to take a 2-0 lead after the first period. Brandon Longley poked home a loose puck on a scramble in front of the net for the game's first marker at 10 minutes 55 seconds. With 1 minute left in the period, Justin Favreau scored for a 2-0 lead.

Superior cut the deficit to 2-1 when Talon Berlando scored just 21 seconds into the third period. The Green Knights would answer with another power-play goal, this time with Tyler Allen's backdoor marker at the 8:14 mark. Alain Joanette's wrister from the left point at 13:41 of the second put the Green Knights ahead 4-1. Berlando would score with 1:21 left in the second, but St. Norbert would push ahead 5-2 on Cody Keefer's goal just 20 seconds later.

Kyle Stroh would score St. Norbert's final goal of the game on a breakaway at the 8:20 mark of the third. Superior would get a consolation goal at 10:05 on a power-play score by Logan Isley.

Shane Wheeler and Johan Ryd each had two assists for St. Norbert, while Stroh, Joanette and Longley each had assists for multi-point games.

St. Norbert outshot Superior 38-18, including a commanding 32-9 margin in the first two periods. The Green Knights were 3-for-8 on the power play. Superior was 1-for-3 on the power play.

B.J. O'Brien made 15 saves for the Green Knights. Mike Rosett started for Superior and made 25 saves in 33:41 of action. Peter O'Hara finished up with 13 saves in 26:19.