Cody Keefer (#8) celebrates after scoring with teammates

The St. Norbert College men’s hockey team scored seven straight times to come back from a 1-0 deficit and take down the UW-River Falls Falcons 7-1 on Friday night.

In a game that saw the 3rd ranked Green Knights play the 9th ranked Falcons, the St. Norbert Green Knights (5-1, 3-0 NCHA) went a perfect 4-4 on power plays.

River Falls (4-1, 0-1 NCHA) scored very early in the first period through freshman forward Mike Williams at the 3:51 mark to take a 1-0 lead.

The Green Knights tied the game through senior forward Kyle Stroh at the 16:21 mark in the second period and just three minutes later, senior forward Cody Keefer scored to give St. Norbert a 2-1 lead.

The third period saw five goals from the Green Knights.  Junior forward Brandon Hoogenboom scored at the 2:44 mark, Keefer scored for his second goal of the game at the 4:22 mark, and sophmore forward Mason Baptista scored at the six minute mark to make the game 5-1.

Green Knight junior forward Joe Perry lit the lamp off a redirected shot at the 13:28 mark to make the game 6-1, and freshman forward Erik Cooper scored the seventh and final goal of the game at the 17:32 mark.

Sophmore goalkeeper David Jacobson recorded 21 saves for St. Norbert with junior goalkeeper Scott Lewan recording 37 saves for River Falls.

St. Norbert College looks to sweep UW-River Falls with the final game in this series Saturday night.

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