The 2019 Primelink Great Northern Shootout started on Friday for the holiday weekend tournament.
The No. 1 ranked Norwich Cadets faced off against Middlebury in the first game of the double-header.
The Middlebury Panthers defeated Norwich 2-1 in overtime. The Cadets outshot Midd 37-21. Middlebury handed Norwich its first loss of the season. The Cadets fall to 7-1 overall and the Panthers improve to 4-1.
In the second game of the night the host Plattsburgh State took on Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The Blugolds dominated the Cardinals in a 6-1 final.
Norwich and Plattsburgh State will meet at 4 p.m. on Saturday for the third place game.
Middlebury and Wisconsin-Eau Claire meet at 7 p.m. on Saturday for a chance at the Primelink title.