April 17, 2014

St. Scholastica and St. Norbert continue winning ways in tournament

Kyle Stroh (11) had a hat-trick in the 6-3 St. Norbert College win

The St. Norbert College Green Knights (8-2-1) and College of St. Scholastica Saints (3-5-0) stacked on Friday’s success and won their respective games Saturday in the MCHA/NCHA Thanksgiving Tournament.

The Green Knights beat the Lawrence University Vikings 6-3 in a physical game.  St. Norbert finished the first period with a lead of 4-1.  Tyler Zepeda opened the scoring at the 1:18 mark with teammate Cody Keefer scoring only 16 seconds later at the 1:34 mark to make it 2-0.

Kyle Stroh scored the first of his three goals at the 9:52 mark, and Carl Ekstrom scored at the 14:21 mark.  Lawrence’s Steve Hughes put the Vikings on the scoreboard at the 11:10 mark.

The second period saw St. Norbert’s Kyle Stroh score his second at the 7:35 mark to make the game 5-1.

Lawrence scored two goals in the third period from Renato Engler, at the 15:04 mark, and Derek Brickan, at the 15:50 mark, to give the Vikings life and make the game 5-3.

St. Norbert put the nail in the coffin with Stroh’s third goal of the game at the 16:33 mark to make the game 6-3.

Green Knight Travis Bosch had 24 saves in the win, while Viking Anton Olsson had 31 saves.

The St. Scholastica Saints rallied from behind and scored two third period goals to take down the Marian University Sabres 2-1.

The first period saw a total of 16 shots on goal for both teams, and Matt Berger of Marian University finally broke through with a goal at the 10:17 mark in the second period.

The Saints tied the game up when Brandon Nowakowski scored in the third period at the 3:37 mark.  With a little under four minutes to go, Brandon scored his second goal of the game to win it for St. Scholastica.

St. Scholastica’s Colin Rundell had 32 saves in the win, while Marian’s Randy Willis had 35 saves.

St. Norbert College and St. Scholastica will look to continue their winning ways as they play each other in two weeks.