Top ranked St. Norbert College ran their college hockey unbeaten streak to 34 straight games with a 5-1 nonconference win over St. John's University at the Cornerstone Community Center on Saturday night.
Midway through the first period, St. John's defenseman James Olmscheid committed a checking from behind major penalty. Olmscheid was booted from the game and the Green Knights received a 5-minute power play. That was good news for the Knights, who entered the game converting on the power play 32% of the time. The Knights would see that percentage go up with 3 power play goals in the five minutes and this game was literally decided in the first period. Green Knights senior forward Ryan Peterson scored his first two goals of the season during the power play.
St. Norbert College scored all five of its goals on the power play and went 5 for 10 with the man advantage for the game. Sophomore forward Scott Pulak scored back-to-back power play goals in the third for the Knights.
The Knights unbeaten streak is four shy of the NCAA Division III record of 38, set by Massachusetts-Dartmouth in 1986.