Top-ranked Adrian responds to blowout loss with 4-1 win at No. 2 St. Norbert
DE PERE, Wis. -- Adrian stared into a similar situation on Saturday as it fell behind 1-0 just 2:01 into the game at St. Norbert. Friday night, the Green Knights struck early in a win against the Bulldogs, but this game would be different.
Adrian held St. Norbert off the scoreboard for the remainder of the game and the Bulldogs scored four goals in the second period of a 4-1 win.
St. Norbert lost for just the second time at home this season and the Bulldogs got their first win against the Green Knights in their fourth try. The two teams are once again deadlocked in first place in the NCHA standings with 24 points with four regular-season games left.
Brandon Hoogenboom scored his fifth of the season at 2:01 of the first from Chris Rial and Pijus Rulevicius to gain a quick lead. The Green Knights took that lead into the first intermission and allowed just two shots on goal by the Bulldogs. The switch flipped in the second period for Adrian as it scored four times to take a 4-1 lead into the second intermission. Freshman Brett Pinkerton got the Bulldogs on the board at 1:50 from Ryan Lowe and Duston Hebebrand. Lowe scored the game-winning goal at 4:51 with assists from Hebebrand and Pinkerton.
Senior Josh Cousineau gave Adrian a 3-1 lead at 11:50 with an assist from Rob Heath. Hebebrand completed his three-point night with a power-play goal at 14:25 with assists by Kevin Balas and Ryan Gieseler.
Scott Shackell made 35 saves including double-digit stops in each period to improve to 8-0-1. David Jacobson lost for the first time this season (14-1-1) for St. Norbert making 13 saves.
No. 3 Wisconsin-Stevens Point 5, Bethel (Minn.) 3
BLAINE, Minn. -- Garrett Ladd scored a pair of third-period goals, including the game winner with 1 minute remaining, to give the Wisconsin-Stevens Point a 5-3 win against Bethel (Minn.) in a non-conference match-up on Saturday night.
UW-Stevens Point (15-2-2) trailed Bethel (3-14-2) 3-2 midway through the third period after Travis Payne's second goal of the game. However, Ladd tied the score with just more than eight minutes remaining before scoring the game-winning goal on the power play.
Scott Henegar put the game out of reach with an empty-net goal with 19 seconds to play. Henegar and Ladd each scored twice in the game, while Kyle Brodie, Kevin Gibson and Drew Graves all had multi-point games for the Pointers.
Graves scored the only goal of the opening period to give UW-Stevens Point the lead and now has five points in his past two games. Gibson picked up his 11th assist of the year on the goal and extended his point streak to six games. He later added another assist on Ladd's game-tying goal.
No. 4 Plattsburgh State 5, Brockport 4
BROCKPORT, N.Y. -- Mark Constantine played a part in all three third-period goals to help Plattsburgh State escape Brockport with a 5-4 comeback victory in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game Saturday night at the Tuttle North Ice Arena.
Things did not start off well for the Cardinals as Brockport jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period. Jake Taylor got the Golden Eagles on the board with his ninth of the year from Chris Cangro and Matt DeLuca at the 11:49 mark before Chris Luker scored a power-play goal at 14:48 to send Plattsburgh State to the locker room down by a pair.
Plattsburgh State cut the deficit in half early in the second when Nick Jensen scored on the power play from Anthony Calabrese and Kevin Emmerling with just 1:56 off the clock but Brockport regained a two-goal lead at the 4:05 mark on a goal by Robbie Hall.
A power-play goal by Plattsburgh State's Ryan Farnan at the 7:21 mark made it 3-2 in favor of Brockport to keep the Cardinals in it at the end of two periods.
The Cardinals evened the score at 4:24 of the third when Constantine set up Michael Cassidy for his fourth of the year. That duo struck again at 9:18 when Constantine netted his eighth of the season from Cassidy to give the Plattsburgh State its first lead of the game.
Brockport came firing back less than two minutes later when Jess Facchini knotted the game at 4-4 but Constantine's second of the night with just 1:10 left in regulation secured the win for the Cardinals.
Saint Anselm 2, No. 5 Norwich 1
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Freshman Brendon Kerrigan scored the game-tying goal and junior Joey Agliato scored the game winner to lift the Saint Anselm to a 2-1 victory against Norwich on Saturday afternoon in ECAC East action.
The Hawks jump to 7-9-4 on the season, including 4-7-4 in ECAC East play, while the Cadets dip to 14-5-2, 10-3-1 ECAC East.
Norwich jumped on the board at 12:11 of the first period when Paul Russell ripped a shot from the middle of the slot under the glove of Saint Anselm goaltender Nick Dries after he received a pass from Cody Smith at the left post. Corey Hale was also assisting on the power-play goal.
It was Kerrigan, though, who gained the equalizer for Saint Anselm with just 1:22 left in the second as he picked up the puck from senior Kevin Vanous and sent a wrister from the bottom of the left circle into the back of the net. Junior Kody Grondin initiated the sequence as he cleared the Hawk zone and passed the puck up to Vanous at the blue line.
Agliato came with the game-winning goal at 10:49 of the third when he picked up a Norwich turnover in its own zone and sent a wrist shot at the net that ricocheted off the glove of Norwich goaltender Chris Czarnota and over his right shoulder.
Dries stopped a career-high 47 shots, which broke his previous record of 45 he made earlier this season at Norwich on Nov. 22. Czarnota made 23 saves in the loss.
No. 6 Babson 5, Skidmore 3
BABSON PARK, Mass. -- Senior Troy Starrett scored a pair of goals, including the game winner 5:08 into the third period, lifting Babson past Skidmore 5-3 in Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East action on Saturday afternoon at the Babson Skating Center.
With the victory, Babson is now 17-3-1 on the year and in sole possession of first place in the ECAC East at 11-2-1, while Skidmore drops to 7-8-7 overall and 3-6-6 in the conference.
Juniors Andrew Bonazza and Joe DiPietro, and first-year Tim Searles all scored for the Beavers. First-year Michael Phillips chipped in with a pair of assists.
First-year Marc Cibelli scored twice for the Thoroughbreds. Senior Vlad Gavrik had a goal and classmate Brad Schuler notched two assists.
No. 7 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 3, Wisconsin-Stout 1
MENOMONIE, Wis. -- Wisconsin-Eau Claire scored two goals with the man advantage, while Wisconsin-Stout added one of its own. But it was UW-Eau Claire that came out on top, this time 3-1 at Dunn County Recreation Center.
The Blugolds (14-4-1, 3-2-1) struck first for the second consecutive night when David Donnellan found the back of the net at the 16-minute minute mark of the first period on the power play. David Henry and Patrick Moore assisted on the goal.
The second period was more eventful for both teams. The Blugolds started the scoring again, this time just 48 seconds into the period. Niko Kapetanovic picked up the second power-play goal of the night for UW-Eau Claire. Ross Andersen and Moore assisted on the goal.
UW-Eau Claire extended the lead at 8:47 when Moore picked up his third point of the night with his first goal after picking up two assists. Henry added his second assist of the night and Alex Olson also added a helper on the goal.
Down 3-0, the Blue Devils (6-13-0, 2-4-0) finally solved UW-Eau Claire goaltender Tyler Greenwith a power-play goal at 13:27. It was the first, and only, goal the Blue Devils could muster this weekend against the Blugolds.
No. 8 St. Thomas (Minn.) 5, Augsburg (Minn.) 1
MINNEAPOLIS -- For the second night in a row, five different players scored goals as St. Thomas (Minn.) scored a 5-3 win versus Augsburg (Minn.) in Saturday night play in Mendota Heights.
The Tommies (14-3-2 overall, 8-0-2 MIAC) are unbeaten so far this season in 12 games against MIAC opponents.
Alex Altenbernd and Tyler Gubb scored insurance goals 30 seconds apart in the final period to push UST’s lead to 5-2. Michael Dockry, Jordan Lovick and Alex Niestrom also scored goals.
No. 9 Williams 6, Tufts 2
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Six different players scored for Williams on Saturday and Sean Dougherty made 22 saves as the Ephs won their third consecutive game, defeating Tufts 6-2 at Lansing Chapman Rink.
Williams improved to 13-3-2 on the season and retained the top spot in the NESCAC with the victory. Tufts fell to 3-15-0 with the loss.
Tyler Young scored a power-play goal to give Williams a 1-0 lead by the end of the first period. Luke Griffin tied the game in the second on a power-play marker, but the Ephs ran off three unanswered goals to take control.
Matt Werner, George Hunkele and Zander Masucci all scored to boost Williams' lead to 4-1 by the 12:55 mark of the second period. Sean Kavanagh cut into the lead for Tufts but Williams would get third-period goals from Alex DeBaere and Paul Steinig to seal the game.
No. 10 Oswego State 4, Cortland Staet 2
OSWEGO, N.Y. -- Oswego State used a three-goal first period and a short-handed goal in the waning minutes of the game to take down Cortland State 4-2. With the win, Oswego improves to 13-4-2 on the season and 6-3-1 in SUNYAC play.
The Lakers used a barrage of goals in the final five minutes of the first period to take control of the contest. Oswego's first goal came from Chris Waterstreet on an assist from Brandon Adams at 15:22.
Just more than four minutes later, the Lakers were at it again, this time with Kenny Neil netting a goal off passes from Shawn Hulshof and Manny Gialedakis. That goal came at 19:24 and just 28 seconds later, Oswego notched another score.
Mike Montagna won a faceoff to Nick Rivait, who fired a shot at 19:52 that screamed past the Cortland goaltender, making the score 3-0 heading to the first intermission.
Cortland did not go away, however, as it cut the Laker lead to 3-1 in the second and eventually 3-2 with exactly 4minutes remaining in regulation. Adams gave Oswego some breathing room with a short-handed goal, beating the goalie one-on-one at 18:25.
Justin Gilbert earned the victory between the pipes, stopping 28 Cortland attempts in the outing.