PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Any hopes the Johnson & Wales University men's ice hockey team had of upsetting fourth-ranked Norwich University faded away during a four-goal second period. The Wildcats dropped a 7-3 decision to the Cadets on Saturday.
#4 Norwich: 12-2-1, 8-1 NEHC
Johnson & Wales: 4-10, 0-8 NEHC
NU: Andrew Albano (2, 1-0) 14 Saves
JWU: Mike Rockwell Jr. (W, 3-8) 43 Saves
Matt Bernot (JWU): 1 Goal, 1 Assist
Coby Downs (NU) 2 Goals, 1 Assist
Jordan Hall (NU) 2 Goals
Jordan Hall struck for the first of his two goals at the 4:23 mark of the first period. The Cadets scored the first of their two power play goals halfway through the opening frame.
The Cadets sandwiched two goals around a Matt Bernot score to take a 6-1 advantage after two periods. Bernot has scored at least one point in five of his last six games.
Colby Downs found the back of the net twice for Norwich during a two-minute stretch to end the second period.
Johnson & Wales got a pair of goals in the third period, including the first collegiate goal of Aaron Garrison's career.
Johnson & Wales is on the road Tuesday for its final non-conference game of the season when it travels to Anna Maria for a 5:40 puck drop.