Hawks Fall at Home to No. 3 Norwich, 9-4

Manchester, N.H. (January 15) --  The #3 ranked Cadets of Norwich University capitalized on three consecutive Hawk penalties to begin the second period, handing the Hawks their second straight loss by a final score of 9-4. Pier Olivier-Cotnoir (Rouyn-Noranda, Que.) led the way for the Cadets with two goals.

The Hawks were outshot 37-14 in the contest, including an 18-2 margin in the second period.

Igor Martinez (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) led off the Cadet scoring just over three minutes into the first period for his first goal of the season. 14 seconds later, Scott Schroeder (Drake, Sask.) netted his 10th goal of the season to give Norwich a 2-0 lead. Freshman Alex Pascal (Blue Bell, Pa.) cut the Norwich lead in half with exactly three minutes remaining in the first period on a power play. Ryan Clark (Wadsworth, Ohio) assisted on the goal to bring the score to 2-1 Norwich going into the first intermission.

Cotnoir scored his first goal just 35 seconds into the second period, lifting the Norwich lead to 3-1. Paul Snell (Groton, Mass.) answered back for the Hawks 47 seconds later on a pass from Clark, cutting the score to 3-2. Saint Anselm then picked up three penalties in the seventh minute of the second period, resulting in two power play goals for the Cadets. Edmond Bell (Nepean, Ont.) of Norwich tacked on the fourth goal in the second period with 7:31 remaining. Cotnoir scored the fifth Norwich goal of the second period a minute later, giving the Cadets a 7-2 advantage after two period of play.

Norwich netted their eighth goal after 8:24 had expired off the clock in the third period on Chris Duszynski's (Okotoks, AB.) eighth goal of the year. Then, with just over four minutes to play, Tucker Mullin (Andover, Mass.) scored twice in 22 seconds. Coleman Noonan (Norfolk, Mass.) and goalie Corey Cotnoir (Bow, N.H.) assisted on the first goal, and Nick Wheeler (Nashua, N.H.) and Steve Mollo (Saunderstown, R.I.) assisted on the second.  The Hawks run ended there as Blake Forkey (Boca Raton, Fla.) netted his fourth goal of the season for the Cadets, capping the scoring in the game.

The Hawks are now 6-5 overall and 4-5 in the ECAC East. The win raises the Cadets record to 10-4-1 overall and 8-0-1 in the league.

The Hawks will take the ice again on Friday at Williams College at 7:00 pm, followed by a Saturday matchup on the road against Middlebury at 4:00 pm.