#13 MSOE Hands #1 St. Norbert First Loss

MILWAUKEE – Seniors Chris Hinrichs and Brett Wagner scored goals and senior Zach Woodman made 35 saves to propel No. 13 MSOE to a 2-1 victory over No. 1 St. Norbert Tuesday night at the Kern Center.

The Raiders (8-4-1) scored a win over the Green Knights (11-1-1) for the third time in four seasons and handed the undisputed No. 1 team in the nation its first loss of the season.

Hinrich's goal was the game-winner, coming in a third period in which MSOE dominated momentum early on, which culminated in the score. Wagner picked up the assist on the goal, collecting the rebound from an initial shot from Hinrichs. He slotting the puck back to the defenseman and Hinrichs drifted slipped the puck into the net at 18:29.

The Red & White then went into defense mode, limiting St. Norbert to 10 shots in the third period. The Green Knights played the final 1:03 with an empty net for the man advantage and had just one blocked shot to show for it.

Woodman was solid all night, especially in the second period when he was called on for 17 stops. T.J. Black made 17 saves on the night for SNC.

St. Norbert scored first, opening the scoring late in the first period on Roman Uchyn's score at 17:27.

Like with Hinrich's goal, MSOE struck early in the period in responding. Wagner leveled the game just 2:02 into the second off an assist from freshman Garrett Gintoli. Gintoli picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone and found Wagner open with a diagonal cross-ice pass. Wagner skated in and beat the goalie with a wrist shot just inside the faceoff dot.

The Green Knights held a 36-19 shot advantage in the game. Neither team converted with a man advantage, as the Red & White was 0-for-2 while killing off all three Green Knight power plays.

The Raiders return to league play Friday, hosting Lawrence.

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