Mass. College Hockey: Norwich Tops Salem State In NCAA D3 First Round

By NoontimeSports.com 

The Norwich University Cadets men’s ice hockey team eliminated Salem State from the NCAA Division 3 men’s ice hockey tournament this evening with an 8-2 win.

Norwich secured the lead for good by netting three first period goals before Salem State answered with a strike from TJ Hermans. It was Hermans’s first goal of the season.

The Cadets dashed the Vikings’ comeback hopes by scoring five goals in the middle frame, which secured Norwich a spot in Saturday’s quarterfinals against the winner of Nichols-SUNY Geneseo.

Salem State’s Ryan Sutliffe finished the contest with 27 stops, he faced 35 shots. Norwich capitalized on 3 of 4 power plays, while the Vikings went 0 for 1.

The Vikings conclude their season with a 16-10-2 mark.

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