The Norwich Cadets had four different goal scorers and easily handled the Castleton Spartans, 4-1, in the New England Hockey Conference quarterfinals last month at Kreitzberg Arena in Northfield, Vermont.
Will Laking scored the lone Spartan goal and put his team up 1-0 just before the halfway point of the second period. Castleton set its sights on upsetting its rival for the second straight time this season
The Cadets were able to take the lead halfway through the period on two goals less than two-and-a-half minutes apart.
Austin Evans scored the first to tie the game 1-1 and re-energized the already goal-hungry Cadet forwards. William Pelletier made it 2-1 just two minutes and 26 seconds later on a back-door goal from Alec Brandrup.
Paul Russell and Kevin Salvucci added goals in the third period for the Cadets.
Ryan Mulder recorded 39 saves for Castleton while Braeden Ostepchuk stopped 21 shots for Norwich.
Norwich outshot Castleton 43-22 and 34-14 through two periods. The Cadets also won the majority of face-off opportunities, 36-30.
Castleton finished its season at 8-16-2. Norwich advanced to the NEHC semifinal where they lost to Babson 5-0.
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