The St. Norbert College Green Knights are a step closer to defending their
NCAA Division 3 National Championship.
After falling behind 1-0 in the 1st period, the Knights had to kill off a 5-on-3, which brought their game to life.
The Knights scored twice in the second period and once in the third to beat St. Thomas (18-6-2) 3-1.
St. Norbert improved to 14-1-1 this season when leading after two periods. Since Tim Coghlin took over the program, the Knights have built a remarkable 237-2-3 record when leading after two periods.
The Green Knights (18-5-5) have won 7-straight NCAA Tournament games at home and is 11-1-1 overall in its last 13 games this season.
St. Norbert will face Gustavus Adolphus in Saturday nights quarterfinals at the Cornerstone Community Ice Center (7pm). The winner of that game heads to Lake Placid (NY) for the NCAA Division 3 Frozen Four at Herb Brooks Arena.