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Plattsburgh Advances, Norwich Falls in D-3 Semis

Saturday, March 22nd

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. --- The Plattsburgh men's hockey team will get a chance to play for a national title, while Norwich came up one game short.

The Cardinals beat Elmira 6-3, while Norwich fell to St. Norbert 3-0 in the NCAA Division Three semifinals Saturday on the 1980 Rink at the Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, New York.

Plattsburgh will meet St. Norbert in the D-3 championship game Sunday afternoon at 4pm in Lake Placid.

In the opening semifinal, Tyler Allen, Steven Sleep and Matt Boyd each scored goals, and Kyle Jones stopped all 26 shots that he faced to lead top ranked St. Norbert to a 3-0 victory over Norwich.

The Cadets finish their 2007-08 season with a final overall record of 23-7-0. The 23 victories are the most in a season for NU since it compiled a 24-4-0 overall record in 2004-05.

In the nightcap, Plattsburgh bounced back from an early 2-0 deficit to get the win. Dylan Clarke scored twice and Ward Smith broke up a 3-3 tie midway thru the second period to net the game winner.

--- Mike McCune

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