Norwich Defeats Amherst 8-3

BARRE, Vermont - Norwich University got goals from seven different players as the Cadets wrapped up an ECAC East postseason playoff bid with an 8-3 win over Amherst College in the regular season finale.

Marc Bellemare (Cornwall, Ontario) collected five points (one goal, four assists) for the second straight game as Norwich scored five unanswered goals following a 3-3 tie after one period.

Bryce Herperger (Stockhom, Saskatchewan) added two goals for the Cadets. Keith Aucoin (Chelmsford, MA), Shane Combres (Esterhazy, Sask.), Jason Mone (Essex Junction, VT), Eric Marchand (York, ME) and Casey Beulac (Lunenberg, MA) also scored. Curt Healey (Burlington, Ontario) handed out three assists for the Cadets while Chris Orszulak (Longmeadow, MA), Matt Rogers (Excelsior, MN) and Robbie Hill (Averill Park, NY) tallied goals for the Jeffs.

Norwich will play at an opponent to be determined in the first round of the ECAC East playoffs this Wednesday night.

Amherst (10-12-1, 8-10-1 ECAC East)	3	0	0 -- 3
Norwich (11-11-2, 9-8-2 ECAC East)	3	4	1 -- 8

Per.	Time	Team	Goal by			Assist(s)
1	3:09	N	Keith Aucoin (pp)	Jim Nagle, Mike Ludwar
1	7:50	N	Bryce Herperger		Curt Healey, Marc Bellemare
1	10:19	A	Chris Orszulak		Doug Erickson, Tom Carideo
1	12:25	N	Shane Combres		Casey Beaulac
1	18:43	A	Matt Rogers		Paul Gozzo, Carideo
1	19:35	A	Robbie Hill (sh)	- None -
2	2:54	N	Jason Mone		Bellemare
2	12:37	N	Eric Marchand		Bellemare
2	15:45	N	Beaulac			Herperger, Aucoin
2	16:58	N	Herperger		Bellemare, Healey
3	13:11	N	Bellemare		Healey, Dan Stone

Goalkeeping		Time	1	2	3  -- F
A  Chris Addesa		60:00	17	7	12 -- 36
N  Peter MacLean	60:00	12	6	8  -- 26

Penalties: A 7 for 22 minutes, N 6 for 12 minutes.
Per.	Time	Team	Penalized		Offense
1	1:37	A	Darce Swaggert		interference
1	5:19	A	Chris Gargiulo		roughing the goalie
1	19:29	A	Charlie Blyth		cross-checking
2	1:55	N	Mike Ludwar		high-sticking
2	1:55	A	Gregg DiNardo		roughing
2	6:27	N	Matt Gfroerer		tripping
2	9:03	N	Lance Harrington	cross-checking
2	13:13	N	Jim Nagle		slashing
2	13:13	A	Buster Nelson		slashing
3	1:14	A	Doug Erickson 		misconduct - 10
3	6:55	N	Eric Marchand		interference
3	15:51	A	Swaggert		interference
3	18:44	N	Gfroerer		slashing

Power Play: A 0/4, N 1/5.

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2/21/98

Taken from a Norwich University press release