Early deficit too much to overcome against St. Norbert

Posted on: November 24th, 2012 by Joseph Vanden Acker

DE PERE, Wis. — For the second night in a row, the Lawrence University hockey team fell behind early and lost at the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association/Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association Thanksgiving Classic at the Cornerstone Community Center.

Sixth-ranked St. Norbert College jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period and went on a 6-3 nonconference win over the Vikings (2-6-0) on Saturday.

The Green Knights (8-2-1) scored three times in the first 9:52 before freshman defenseman Steve Hughes got his first career goal for the Vikings at the 11:10 mark to trim the lead to 3-1.

Carl Eckstrom then scored on the power play for St. Norbert, and the Green Knights led 4-1 after the opening period. St. Norbert converted 3 of 6 chances on the power play while Lawrence was 0-for-3.

Kyle Stroh pushed the St. Norbert lead to 5-1 with a goal in the second, but Lawrence battled back late in the third. Renato Engler and Derek Brickan scored just 46 seconds apart to cut the lead to 5-3 with 4:10 left.

Stroh then sealed the win and completed a hat trick with a power-play goal for St. Norbert with 3:27 left.

Travis Bosch made 24 saves to pick up the win, and Anton Olsson stopped 31 shots and took the loss.

Box score

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