Norwich 7 Hamilton 2
January 18, 1997
Norwich opened the scoring with an early goal as Liska scored off a nice feed from Mike Dyment at 2:02 of the first. Joe Baudo answered for Hamilton at 6:10 off the first to tie the score at one and Rob Rigg scored a power play tally to put the Continentals up 2-1 at 17:20 of the first. Norwich dominated play in the second, scoring goals by Mike Dyment, at 11:25, Mike Ludwar, on the power play, at 13:07, and Lance Harrington, at 19:06, to take a 4-2 lead. The Cadets also came out on fire in the third, scoring early goals by Bryce Herperger, at 3:00, and Marc Bellamare, at 3:17. Harrington added a breakaway goal at 9:37.
Norwich improves to 11-2-0 overall and 7-1-0 in the ECAC East. Brent Davey stopped shots for Hamilton and saw his record fall to 9-1. Hamilton falls to 10-3-0 and 6-2-0 in the ECAC East.