Middlebury advanced to the finals of the PrimeLink Great Northern Shootout at Potsdam after defeating Norwich, 4-3. The Panthers will take on the winner of the Plattsburgh/Potsdam game played later on Friday night.
Middlebury scored the only goal of the first period as Brett Shirreffs found the back of the net at the 13:41 mark. Norwich took a 2-1 lead with a pair of power play goals in a 1:32 span during the second period. Kyle Koziara tied the game at 13:54 with a power play tally, making it a 2-2 contest. The Panthers kept up the offense in the third period as Tom Maldonado netted a power play goal at the 9:00 mark to give Middlebury a 3-2 lead. The lead grew to 4-2 at 13:36 with the fifth of the season from Evgeny Saidchev. The Cadets made it a one-goal game at 14:47, but were unable to get the equalizer.