ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — Brad Pung’s third-period goal was the difference Saturday as third-ranked St. Norbert College edged Lawrence University 2-1 in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game at the Cornerstone Community Center.
Pung broke a 1-1 tie with an unassisted goal with 12:04 remaining in the third. Lawrence pulled its goaltender for the final 30 seconds in an attempt to get the equalizer, but the Green Knights held the Vikings without a shot on goal down the stretch.
Lawrence (3-6-1, 3-2-1 NCHA) jumped on top very early as the Vikings scored just 1:49 into the first period. Mikkel Joehnk scored off an assist from Matt Beranek to give Lawrence a 1-0 lead.
The Green Knights (9-2-1, 6-1-1) tied it with just 29 seconds left in the first period. After Lawrence standout forward Blake Roubos received a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct, the Green Knights cashed in. Jeremy Olinyk’s power-play goal at the 19:29 mark tied the game at 1-1.
St. Norbert was 1-for-8 on the power play, and Lawrence was 0-for-3.
St. Norbert goaltender Tony Kujava made nine saves to get the win. Evan Cline stopped 24 shots for the Vikings.