NORTHFIELD, VT - Chad Anderson netted his first career hat trick, and Eric Lauriault scored a pair of goals to lead the sixth-ranked Norwich University men's ice hockey team to an 8-0 victory over Skidmore in an ECAC East quarterfinal game Saturday evening at Kreitzberg Arena.
With the victory, Norwich improves to 20-6-0 on the year, marking the third straight 20-win season for the Cadets. In fact, NU has won 20 or more games nine times during head coach Mike McShane's 13-year tenure behind the bench.
As the No. 1 seed in the ECAC East Tournament, Norwich will host the league's Final Four on March 8-9 at Kreitzberg Arena. On Saturday, March 8, the Cadets will host No. 7 seed UMass-Boston at 3 p.m. The Beacons were upset winners over second-seeded Babson tonight. The second semifinal contest pits fourth-seeded New England College versus sixth-seeded Salem State at 6 p.m.
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