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Norwich moves past Skidmore 3-2 OT

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NORTHFIELD, Vt. -- Senior forward Shane Gorman scored 13 seconds into overtime to lift Norwich to a 3-2 victory against Skidmoreon Friday night at Kreitzberg Arena in Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East action.

Gorman fired a one-timer into the top right corner of the net off a feed from Travis Janke from behind the net to help Norwich (6-1-2, 5-0-1 ECAC East) snap a two-game winless skid after failing to pick up a victory at the PrimeLink ShootOut last weekend. The goal was Gorman's fourth of the season and pushed his team-leading point total to 15.

Despite outshooting Skidmore (3-4-3, 1-4-2 ECAC East) 40-20 in the game, the Thoroughbreds hung tough all game and eventually scored the game-tying goal at the 14:14 mark of the third period when Brian McQuillan beat NU junior goalie Matic Marinsek from point blank range to tie the game up at 2-2.

David Limoges pushed the puck past two Norwich defenders who collapsed on him at the blue line to set up the tying goal. Marc Cibelli got behind the NU defensemen who were already starting to skate out of the zone and fed the puck over to the left side of the net where McQuillan finished it off by beating Marinsek to his right.

No. 1 Plattsburgh State 4, Cortland State 0

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Senior goaltender Mathieu Cadieux stopped all 31 shots he faced to help lead top-ranked Plattsburgh State to a 4-0 win at Cortland State in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) contest Friday night.

While the final score appears a bit lop-sided, much of the night the Cardinals found themselves in a tight game. After scoring the first goal late in the first, Plattsburgh State clung to the one-goal lead until midway in the third when the Cardinals erupted for three late goals to reach the 4-0 final.

The Cardinals finished the night with a 40-31 advantage in shots on goal. Plattsburgh State went 0-for-3 on the power play while Cortland went 0-for-4.

Cadieux earned his third shutout of the season and matched a season-high with his 31 saves. Cortland's Lyle Rocker stopped 36 shots in the loss for the Red Dragons.

With the win, Plattsburgh State improves to 9-0-1 overall and 7-0-1 in conference play to maintain its three-point lead on Geneseo in the SUNYAC standings. Cortland drops to 3-5-2 on the year and 3-4-1 against league opponents.

No. 2 St. Norbert 4, Lawrence 0

APPLETON, Wis. -- St. Norbert rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 4-0 win against Lawrence in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game at Appleton Family Ice Center.

The Green Knights (10-1, 7-0 NCHA) dominated puck possession, outshooting the Vikings 42-15, including 32-12 in the last two periods. St. Norbert goaltender David Jacobson made 15 saves for his 11th career shutout, moving him into fifth place on the NCAA Division III career shutouts list.

Following a scoreless first period, St. Norbert took the lead early in the second when Brandon Hoogenboom scored at 2:33 for his second goal of the season. Marian Fiala added his second goal of the year at 14:08 of the second period for a 2-0 lead.

The Green Knights went on a major power-play opportunity early in the third period, and St. Norbert capitalized to take a 3-0 lead on Cullen Bradshaw's fifth goal of the season at 1:27. Pijus Rulevicius closed out the scoring with a goal at 16:21, his fourth of the season.

Bradshaw added two assists for a three-point game, while Fiala added an assists for a two-point night.

No. 3 Adrian 2, Marian 2

FOND DU LAC, Wis. -- Adrian 43 seconds away from its 10th victory of the season on Friday night. However, Marian pulled it goaltender and used that extra attacker to tie the game 2-2 and send the game into overtime. Neither team could score in the extra five-minute session and the game ended in a tie. It was the first tie in 18 meetings between Adrian and Marian and ended Adrian's nine-game winning streak to start the season. AC is now 9-0-1 overall and 6-0-1 in the NCHA. MU is now 4-7-1 and 3-3-1 in the NCHA.

James Hamby made 25 saves for the Bulldogs moving to 26-3-2 in his career in net. Josh Baker got the start for Marian and played 47:45 making 19 saves. Baker took a 10-minute misconduct penalty right after the Hervey goal forcing Mike Baldwin into the fire. Baldwin stopped all four shots taken and the Sabres also emptied their net for 27 seconds.

No. 6 Babson 5, Southern Maine 2

GORHAM, Maine -- Senior Andrew Bonazza scored twice, and junior Mike Driscoll added a career-high three assists as visiting Babson College defeated Southern Maine, 5-2, in Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East men's hockey action on Friday night at the USM Ice Arena.

With the victory, Babson moves to 9-1-0 overall and 5-0-0 in conference play, while Southern Maine drops to 4-4-0 overall and 3-3-0 in the league.

Bonazza scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the opening minute of the second period when he fired home the rebound of a shot taken by senior Matt Furey. He also capped the scoring late in the third period with an empty-net goal after some hard work along the boards by senior Connor Berto.

Berto and classmate Matt O'Neill each had a goal and an assist, while senior Nik Tasiopoulos added his team-leading sixth goal of the year. Furey and senior Ryan Heavey each had two assists for the Beavers.

Huskies' rookie winger Todd Bannerman scored twice for the home side. Sophomore Alex Pompeo picked up an assist on both goals.

Sophomore goalie Jamie Murray earned the win for Babson stopping 21 shots. Rookie Dylan Wells made 26 saves for USM before being lifted with 1:37 to go in favor of the extra attacker.

No. 9 Williams 1, Hamilton 1

CLINTON, NY -- Williams (4-0-2, 3-0-2 NESCAC) tied Hamilton (2-3-1, 1-3-1) on Friday on the road at Russell Sage Rink to remain unbeaten on the season.

In a scoreless first period, the Ephs generated many chances to score with exceptional play at both ends of the ice. On the offensive side of things, Williams moved the puck well enough to generate 14 shots on net. However, senior Continental goaltender, Joseph Quattrocchi, turned away all 14 shots. Although not tested much, Sean Dougherty continued his lights out play between the pipes for the Ephs, stopping all six shots he faced in the period.

With outstanding play from both goaltenders, each team headed into the intermission with the score remaining 0-0.

The lone goal scored in the second period was by Hamilton at the 14:50 mark. Hamilton had pressure in the offensive zone and junior defenseman, Marko Brelih fired a shot on net from the point. The shot deflected off of several people out front and found its way past Dougherty to put the Continentals up 1-0. The rest of the period remained scoreless with solid play from both teams.

The Ephs played much better in the third period, again, generating 14 shots. Junior forward, Craig Kitto, continued his stellar start to the season with his fifth goal in the first seven games. Kitto's goal occurred on the power play with commotion out front. After receiving a back door pass, Kitto finished on the doorstep for an easy goal. Assists were awarded to freshman, Tyler Young, and senior captain, Paul Steinig.

Sixty minutes and overtime did not prove to be enough and the score remained 1-1.