Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Norsemen play well

by Bob St. John Sports Editor

December 27, 2012

The Grosse Pointe North boys’ hockey team is making it routine to play one-goal games.

For the third straight game, the Norsemen won a one-goal game. This time it was Trenton and the final was 4-3.

“We didn’t play particularly well, but we found a way to win another close game,” head coach Scott Lock said. “Trenton is a fine team and earning two points from them is big.”

The host Norsemen broke a 3-3 tie in the final minute of the third period when senior Jack Stander scored. They tied it in the opening 16 seconds of the third period when senior Jeff Herron’s wrist shot was misplayed by Trenton’s goalie and found the back of the net.

The home team outshot the Trojans 15-4 in the opening period, but found themselves in a 1-1 tie. Junior Nick Murray scored on the power play for the Norsemen at the 10:16 mark and the Trojans tied it with a power-play tally at the 4:40 mark.

Trenton scored twice in the second period to take a 3-1 lead. They had the home team on its heels, but Lock watched his Norsemen get a huge momentum boost when sophomore Nick Cusmano scored with only 29.4 seconds remaining.

“Scoring that goal late in the second period to cut the deficit to 3-2 was huge,” Lock said. “Combine that with the goal at the beginning of the third period and we really had the momentum.”

The Norsemen dominated the final period and senior goalie Tanner Colborg made a couple of key saves in the final few minutes to keep the game tied 3-3.

Grosse Pointe North is 3-3 in the Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League and 5-4 overall.