NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Castleton men's hockey team dropped a 4-2 decision on the road at nationally 13th-ranked Norwich on Friday night at Kreitzberg Arena.
The Spartans drop to 3-13-4 (1-10-2 NEHC) while the Cadets improve to 12-4-3 (8-4-1 NEHC). The two teams will complete the home-and-home series on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Spartan Arena. Norwich bumped its unbeaten streak to eight games following the victory.
The Cadets took a 2-0 edge into the intermission with tallies from Taeron Lewis and Sam DiBitetto.
Castleton worked itself back into the game thanks to a pair of power play goals. Wiswell scored on a rebound with assists from Nick Gravina and Troy Taylor. Barber drove a wrist shot home on the feed from Wiswell for the second power play. The pair of tallies were sandwiched around a Cadet score by Brett Ouderkirk 1:25 after Wiswell's goal cut the deficit to one.
Norwich scored its final insurance goal at the 2:18 mark of the third period when Noah Williams rifled a shot over Pickrell's shoulder.