STEVENS POINT, Wis. — Three third period goals lifted the Wisconsin-Stevens Point Pointers to a 4-1 win over the road-weary Norwich Cadets on Saturday.
End-to-end action was the theme of this game. Both teams skated very hard in the opening period trying not to give an inch.
At the 15:32 mark of the first, Cadets freshman Aaron Lee took a beautiful pass from his fellow classmate Phil Aucoin and beat Pointer goalie Dave Cinelli to take the lead.
It looked as thought the Cadets would take that 1-0 lead into the locker room until David Boehm took a long pass from Ernie Thorp into the Cadets’ zone and beat Cadets goalie Randy Hevey with just three seconds remaining, tying the score at 1.
The theme was the same in the second period, and both Hevey and Cinelli stood on their heads, stopping countless breaks. Even with all of the chances, neither was able to take the lead in the second period.
The third started out the same as the last two periods, until Mikhail Salienko blasted a one-timer past Hevey, giving Stevens Point its first lead of the weekend. At 6:20, the Cadets’ Aaron Lee was whistled for an obstruction-holding call and just 27 seconds later Salienko added his second tally on the night, extending the Pointer lead to two.
Norwich took another penalty at 7:21, giving the Pointers the oppotunity they needed to put the Cadets away, and that’s just what Boehm did, scoring just 11 seconds into the power play.
The Cadets outshot the Pointers 37-24.