DE PERE, Wis.--Host St. Norbert broke open a close game with five goals in the third period to defeat visiting Adrian, 7-0, in Northern Collegiate Hockey Association men's action on Friday evening.
= Final Score: St. Norbert College 7, Adrian College 0
= Location: Cornerstone Center; De Pere, Wis.
= Records: St. Norbert Green Knights 13-4-3 overall (9-3-1 NCHA North Division); Adrian Bulldogs 13-6-1 overall (8-4-1 NCHA South Division)
= National Rankings: Adrian--#7 in United States College Hockey Online; SNC--#6 by USCHO.com
= Sophomore goalie Nikita Babintsev lost for the first time in four decisions, making a career-high 31 saves.
= Kurt Black led all scorers with four points on two goals and two assists.
= Peyton Frantti (1 assist) and Timmy Nicksic also scored two goals each.
= T.J. Black made 22 saves to get the shutout.
HOW IT HAPPENED
= St. Norbert outshot Adrian 39-22 and went 2-for-5 on the power play while also scoring shorthanded.
= The Green Knights clung to a 2-0 lead at the start of the third period, but iced the win with five goals over the last 20 minutes.
= Black gave SNC all the offense it would need with a tally at the 10:57 mark of the first period.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= The Green Knights avenge a 4-3 overtime loss in Adrian on Nov. 10, when the Bulldogs rallied from three goals down for the victory.
= SNC leads the all-time series, 11-8.
= Tonight was the first time in the last five meetings that the teams didn't play to an overtime period.
= Adrian is at Finlandia (Saturday, 3:15 p.m.) for another key NCHA matchup.
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