Green Bay, Wis. – After Gustavus took a two-goal lead in the second period, St. Norbert College’s 25-game home winning streak, the longest active streak in all of college hockey, was in serious jeopardy. Thanks to a pair of second period power play goals, the Green Knights were able salvage a 2-2 tie against the visiting Gusties.
Gustavus moves to 0-1-2 overall and is still looking for its first win of the season, while St. Norbert goes to 2-1-1.
St. Norbert more than doubled Gustavus’ shot total in the game at 41-to-20. The Green Knights held a shot advantage of 30-to-10 in the first two periods.
Forward Gustav Bengtson put Gustavus on top 1-0 with a goal at the 4:31 mark of the first period. Bengston’s goal, which was assisted by Zach May, marked the third time this season that the Gusties have scored the first goal in the contest.
Early in the second period, May picked up his second point of the game and third goal of the season after burying the puck at the 1:12 mark, giving Gustavus a 2-0 lead.
St. Norbert battled back with two straight goals in the second period. Cody Keeper scored his first goal of the season at 5:44 to cut lead to 2-1, and Justin Favreau added the game-tying goal at 15:00. Both goals came on the power play as the Green Knights finished the game 2-for-5 on the man-advantage. Gustavus went 0-for-4 on the power play in the game.
Following regulation, neither squad could find the game-winner in overtime and the game ended in a 2-2 tie. The Gusties outshot the Green Knights 5-to-2 in the overtime session.
Tyler Venne went the complete 65 minutes in nets, allowing two goals and making 39 saves to move to 0-0-2 on the season. St. Norbert’s Travis Bosch allowed two goals and made 18 saves in a complete game.
The Gustavus men’s hockey team will conclude its trip to western Wisconsin with a game against UW-Stevens Point tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in Stevens Point, Wis.