NORTHFIELD, Vt. – While Johnson & Wales University and Norwich University compete against each other in numerous sports as members of the GNAC, Friday was the first meeting on the ice. The 14th-ranked Cadets got the lone goal in the first period to top the Wildcats, 1-0.
Norwich 5-2-1, 3-2-0, NEHC
Johnson & Wales: 2-5-2, 0-4-1 NEHC
Jordan Hall (NU): 1 goal
NU: Adam Mercer (W, 2-0) 12 saves
JWU: Tyler Ellor (L, 2-1) 43 saves
Norwich snuck a goal passed Wildcat goalie Tyler Ellor at the 9:29 mark of the first period on a wrist shot from Jordan Hall.
The Wildcats were on the defensive side of the ice for most of the match as they mustered only 12 shots while Norwich put 44 shot on frame. Ellor made a career-high 43 saves.
The Wildcats start the month of December on the road as they face Castleton Saturday at 4 pm.