MINNEAPOLIS — David Clements, Joe Haehn and Critter Nagurski scored two goals each, leading host Augsburg College to a 7-4 upset win over St. Norbert in a nonconference game Saturday evening at the Augsburg Ice Arena.
Augsburg scored the first six goals of the game, including two shorthanded goals in a 50-second span of the second period, to improve to 2-0-0 on the season.
St. Norbert, ranked No. 2 nationally by USCHO.com in the Division III preseason polls, is now 4-1-0 on the season. Connor Hughes scored twice for the Green Knights in a losing effort.
Augsburg was outshot 36-22 by St. Norbert, but Tony Ciro made 32 saves in goal for the Auggies — including stopping 22-of-23 shots in the first two periods as Augsburg built a 6-1 advantage.
Clements scored twice in the first period, on a goal from his twin brother Danny Clements, at the 16:48 mark.
Augsburg went ahead 4-0 on Nagurski’s first goal, from Patrick Fogerty at the 12:52 mark, followed by an unassisted goal from Nagurski at the 13:42 mark.
Augsburg added a penalty-shot goal by Haehn at the 8:20 mark of the third period to complete its scoring.
St. Norbert gained two goals from Hughes, one at the 16:50 mark of the second period from Tyler Gow.
St. Norbert scored twice in the final 4:08 to trim the lead to three goals. Andy Cote at the 15:52 mark on the power play, and Boisjoli scored from Derton at the 17:37 mark.
Eric Van Den Bosch played the first period in goal for the Green Knights before being relieved by Kyle Jones. Van Den Bosch gave up three goals in the first period and made six saves, while Jones made nine saves and surrendered four goals.
The teams combined for 27 penalties for 65 minutes — 12-for-24 for St. Norbert, 15-for-41 for Augsburg — with St. Norbert going 2-for-11 on the power play and Augsburg going 1-for-9. The Green Knights have now killed 31 of 33 opponent power plays this season.
Both teams continue the “crossover” games between the MIAC and the NCHA next weekend. Augsburg has games at Wisconsin-Stout on Friday at 7:05 p.m. St. Norbert hosts St. Mary’s on Friday at 7 p.m., and hosts St. Thomas on Saturday at 7 p.m.