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This weekend's St. Norbert men's hockey preview

7:08 PM, Feb. 14, 2013  |  Comments
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Who: No. 5 St. Norbert College (19-5-1) vs. UW-Stout (10-13-2).

When: 7 p.m. today and Saturday.

Where: Cornerstone Community Center.

What: NCHA Peters Cup quarterfinal playoff series. If the teams split games, a 20-minute "mini-game" will take place immediately following Saturday's game.

Webcast: www.snc.edu/athleticshockey.

Series: St. Norbert leads the all-time series 38-10-4 and went 2-1 against UW-Stout this season.

Green Knights update: St. Norbert, the No. 2 seed, is 52-12-1 all-time in the Peters Cups playoffs, where it has been the host in 40 of the last 42 rounds. ... St. Norbert placed four players on the all-NCHA team that was released Wednesday, including senior forwards Kyle Stroh and Cody Keefer, senior defenseman Carl Ekstrom and sophomore goaltender David Jacobson. ... Junior forward Joe Perry was named honorable mention, while freshmen forwards Tyler Zepeda and Eric Copper were chosen for the all-rookie team. ... Stroh is tied for third in NCAA Division III with 37 points (17 goals, 20 assists) and is the top scorer in the NCHA. He is one point shy of reaching 100 career points. ... Keefer, this week's NCHA player of the week, is tied for second with 30 points (15 goals, 15 assists). ... Ekstrom is the top-scoring defenseman, while Zepeda is the top-scoring freshman in the NCHA. ... Jacobson is first in the NCHA in both goals-against average (1.66) and save percentage (.928).

Blue Devils update: The No. 7 seed enters the tournament having lost six of its last seven games. ... UW-Stout won two road games this season, including a 4-3 victory against St. Norbert on Jan. 18. ... Kevin O'Donnell leads the team with 22 points (11 goals, 11 assists) and had two goals in the victory against St. Norbert. ... Senior defenseman Jason Cohen was UW-Stout's only player to make the all-NCHA team. ... The last time UW-Stout won two games in a season against St. Norbert was when it went to the Frozen Four in 2008-09.

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