St. Norbert College held on for a 3-1 win over Gustavus Adolphus College in the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Division 3 hockey tournament.
St. Norbert had a slim 2 to 1 lead when Gustavus pulled their goaltender with just over a minute to play. The Green Knights Brandon Longley scored into the empty net to seal the 3-1 victory.
St. Norbert College (23-3-3) travels to Lake Placid, N.Y. and face Oswego State in Friday’s national semifinals. It will be the Green Knights sixth appearance in the last eight years at the Frozen Four. The game will be played at Herb Brooks Arena, site of the 1980 U.S. Olympic team’s “Miracle on Ice”.
The 3rd ranked Green Knights improved to 72-8-4 all-time against teams from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
The win was also the 400th in St. Norbert program history.