Top-Ranked St. Norbert Suffers First Loss Of Season

Ryan Maloney@RyanEMaloneyContributor IINovember 29, 2009

The Oswego State men's ice hockey team has won three consecutive games since being voted the No. 2 team in the nation by USCHO.com. And for three consecutive polls they have remained the brides' maid.  Now, after an idle holiday weekend, the Lakers will likely find themselves atop the Division III hockey world.

Top-ranked St. Norbert had their perfect record shattered by Salem State in a 3-0 shutout Saturday night in the St. Scholastica Tournament. The Green Knights had raced out to an 9-0-1 start, looking poised to avenge the previous season in which their streak of seven straight 20-win campaigns came to an end (19-8-1). 

But Salem State junior James Lacour (pictured) played the role of streak stopper on Saturday with 31 saves for his first collegiate shutout.

The Vikings improved to 4-1-0, recovering nicely from their first loss of the season the night before to the host Saints. St. Norbert is now 9-1-1 and will host St. Scholastica twice next weekend.

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