Sam Foley made his first start of the season in net for Plattsburgh and picked up the win by stopping 15 shots.
“I thought we did a good job clearing pucks in front of Sam, and he was equal to the task. I’m happy for him,” Emery said. “He’s a kid who works hard, and this was only his second start in his career and he gets the shutout. Everyone on the team has a place in their heart for Sam, and we’re happy for him.”
St. Thomas also used a backup goalie, Tyrone Simcoe, who made 19 saves.
For the Cardinals, it was the second straight weekend that they dropped the first game and came back with a shutout. They’d like to stop needing to bounce back.
“I just think we need to come out stronger on Friday nights. Every night we gotta come out strong,” Gorman said. “Sam did a great job (Saturday) stepping in. We all did a good job playing defense; that’s what wins the game.
“Obviously every game’s important, and we gotta put that in our mind. And we know that.”
Gorman made the All-Tournament Team.
Colin Mulvey netted two goals in the final five minutes of the second game to lift Norwich to its second straight PrimeLink title. Norwich took a 2-1 lead early in the second period, but Middlebury later responded with two goals within a minute. Matt Silcoff tipped in Evan Neugold’s shot from the point at 14:17, and then Michael Longo got to a loose puck just outside the crease and steered it in.
Brendan McGovern made it 4-2 in the third, but the Cadets came back. Travis Janke scored during a delayed penalty, and during the power play, Janke got the puck at the right side of the net and fed Mulvey, who one-timed it in to knot the score.