The men's hockey team gave up four power play goals as they fell 5-2 to Norwich in the first round of the PrimeLink Great Northern Shootout at Plattsburgh. The Panthers return to action in the consolation game on Saturday at 4:00.
The Cadets led 3-0 in the first period before Charlie Townsend put the Panthers on the board at the 16:37 mark. Rick Cleaver gave Norwich a 4-1 lead early in the second period, before Michael Kretschmer answered for Middlebury 1:46 later. Cleaver notched his hat-trick later in the period to make it a 5-2 final.
Doug Raeder made 27 saves in goal as the Panthers were out shot 32-26 on the day.