The College of St. Scholastica Saints (2-5-0) and 6th ranked St. Norbert College Green Knights (7-2-1) both won their games on the opening day of the MCHA/NCHA Thanksgiving Tournament.
The St. Scholastica Saints snapped a five-game losing streak Friday night when they defeated the Lawrence University Vikings (2-5-0) by a score of 9-2.
The Saints opened the scoring early in the first period with a goal at the 1:19 mark by Paul Marcoux. Keegan Bruce, at the 4:23 mark, and Chad Golanowski, at the 4:59 mark, also scored for to lift the Saints to a 3-0 lead at the end of the first period.
Two goals, at the 0:32 mark and 4:52 mark, by St. Scholastica’s Brandon Nowakowski made the game 5-0 in the second period. After another St. Scholastica goal from Brett Corcoran at the 9:09 mark, Lawrence University got on the board with a goal from Renato Engler at the 17:19 mark to make it 6-1.
Third period goals from Bobby Lipsett, at the 4:28 mark, and Brenden Kotyk, at the 5:09 and 8:17 mark, added to the Saints lead to make it 9-1. Rudi Pino scored at the 19:10 mark to give Lawrence University a consolation goal.
St. Scholastica goalkeeper Colin Rundell had 16 saves, while Lawrence University goalkeeper Michael Baldino had 40 saves.
The Marian University Sabres (4-4-1) took an early lead over the St. Norbert Green Knights with a goal from Tyler Klien at the 18:56 mark of the first period.
St. Norbert rallied with two second period goals from Tyler Zepeda, at the 5:40 mark, and Joe Perry, at the 9:31 mark, to make the score 2-1.
Kyle Stroh of St. Norbert struck at the 8:09 mark to increase the lead to 3-1 in the third period.
Marian University goalkeeper Josh Baker had 38 saves, while St. Norbert goalkeeper David Jacobson had 22.
The MCHA/NCHA Thanksgiving Tournament continues Saturday with St. Scholastica playing Marian University at 3:30 pm and St. Norbert taking on Lawrence at 7 pm at the Cornerstone Community Center in De Pere, WI.