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4-2 Knights over Harvard. Our recap tonight will be by our very own Omega Bonesaw Handler: Patrick Becker. Take it away, Pat.
Tonight was a close game against "Haaavard", marked with penalty trouble and close calls, but ultimately ending in the Green and Gold pulling ahead in the last few minutes of play.
Harvard made some negligible goals in the first two periods, using their sloppy techniques to confuse Tech (at first). Harvard's attempts were of little effect, and deserve little attention.
After Harvard's first, Sullivan responded gracefully and delicately sliding one past Richter uncontested at 7:54 of the first. Guthrie then attacked Harvard's goal on a rebound from D'Alvise to even the score in the third.
Weller's precision pass set up Beca to move the Knights ahead, this goal happened during "Weller time" in the third period. Crimson began to look a little less Crimson, and perhaps a little bluer, among the vicious waves of Bonesaws and sieves. Under heavy surveillance and guards, the Brigade overcame in the third to show IV leaguers what Clarkson Hockey is all about.
Leggio knows no equal in goal, shutting down any offensive attempts Harvard in the third. The almighty Weller once again proved his superiority against his opposition, and was a definite element in this Green and Gold victory.
Guthrie set in place the win skating past Harvard defense to slap in an empty net goal. The game ended among jingling keys, a riled up crowd, and of course unending Bonesaw Mayhem. The Bonesaws were raised 4 times, The Knights win it 4-2.
A little taste of sadness was met at the game's end with word of Dodge's injury. Dodge hopefully will recover quickly, and we look forward to his return.
Tonight kicked off an Ivy League double header for the weekend. Dartmouth stepped up against the Knights tonight, with Harvard skating into Cheel tomorrow. This is a big weekend to pick up some points and some ground on first.
The only scoring in the first period came from Dartmouth at around 8 minutes into the game. At the end of the period Dartmouth had an opportunity to score, but fearless Leggio skated out of net to tackle the threat. Some scary moments followed as Leggio seemed to be down for the count, but no man can destroy him, and he continued the game.
Chris D'Alvise tied the game up at the midway mark for the second period. Unfortunately Dartmouth regained the lead about 5 minutes later, and the period came to a close with Clarkson down 1-2.
Enter the third, and welcome another CU goal; this one shorthanded. Paquet was able to sneak the puck by Devine in Dartmouth's net despite their power play advantage. But Leggio, possibly still a little shaken from his heroic efforts in the first, was unable to stop two more goals from Dartmouth, and the Knights were down 2-4 with less than 7 minutes remaining. Then, Dodge took the opportunity on a Clarkson power play to begin a comeback, scoring with 6:45 left. With the crowd on their feet and biting their nails, once again Dodge was able to tie the game less than 2 minutes from the horn.
The game was sent into overtime, where neither net could be cracked. After a stomach twisting evening, the Bonesaws came out 4 times, and Clarkson picks up 1 more point, tying Dartmouth, 4-4.
On a side note, the Bonesaw Brigades founding fathers were nearly kicked out of tonights game after being falsely accused of drinking during the game. Despite how ridiculous we may act, this section is probably where the absolute least drinking occurs amongst the student section. If they really want to kick people out for drinking, then they should look to anyone that leaves between periods and comes back repeatedly with full cups of "Pepsi."
The way we were treated tonight is ridiculous. We are the loudest, most supportive fans in cheel arena. But now when we enter the arena, we are treated like criminals. The student section wasn't even particularly loud or rowdy tonight, yet we almost get thrown out because someone in the crowd thinks we were drinking. Absolutely ridiculous.
On a cold January evening, in the town of Potsdam, NY, a team of men, no....Knights climbed aboard a bus leaving Cheel Arena at Clarkson University. These Knights of Potsdam, defenders of the Bonesaw, were draped in Green and Gold and bearing the symbol ?CU'. They were to travel not more than 15 minutes to the village of Canton where, in the hold of Appleton Arena they would battle their arch nemesis, St. Lawrence University. Here there would be a fight on the ice to see who would leave two points richer in the ECAC.
The game began and quickly the traveling fans from Clarkson were put aback as the Saints of SLUzerton took the lead very quickly by scoring twice in the first period. But, one Knight took it onto his shoulders, scoring two goals in retaliation. This courageous man is named Matt Beca. Petizian, the SLUzers sieve, was now marked for elimination. So the Knights now found themselves in a more comfortable position, and the stage was set as the game entered the third period in a tie, 2-2.
No time was wasted as Nick Dodge, team Captain, skated down the ice and scored in the opening minutes of the period. To add a little bit of security to the Golden Knights lead, Tyrell Mason slid one by the now distraught and panicking SLU(t)s. A penalty against Clarkson slowed the advance, but nearing the end of the period, another one-two punch sealed the deal.
Chris D'Alvise took advantage of a puck turnover and shot one right past Petizian.This marked the end for Petizian as he entered the SLUzers bench, and proceeded to weep. But alas, a new brave soul by the name of Pesony dared to take the spot of sieve against the CU onslaught. To continue the offense-defense trend, Shawn Weller nets one just seconds after D'Alvise. The excitement was high, and the red jerseys of the SLUzer's was perfect to represent their blood that was spilled all over the ice.
To recap, the scoring summary was as follows:
SLUzer, SLUzer, Beca, Beca, Dodge, Mason, D'Alvise, Weller.
That's right folks, the Bonesaws were raised 6 times, and the Golden Knights pulled in 2 more ECAC points as the Green and Gold WIN 6-2!!!
Show up early on SLU's turf to buy tickets and make sure to bring your Bonesaws and let all the SLUzers know who started it!!! This is a huge game as the Knights sit just 3 points behind SLU in the ECAC, so this is an opportunity that cannot be wasted.
The Golden Knights faced off with the Union Dutchmen tonight. Unfortunaltey, our boys in Green and Gold were not able to extend their unbeaten streak, losing in overtime, 1-2.
Over the past 4 games the Knights have a record of 1-1-2, where only 5 points were scored against them in all. It has been our offense that has been having a little trouble, but it will surely return soon. We are only a few points out of first, so with only ECAC division games left this season, get ready for a wild ride.
The Golden Knights took on the RPI Engineers tonight in the first of an ECAC weekend for Clarkson. Currently in 4th place, it is crucial to get these wins to say in contention for first place in the ECAC.
Tonight the boys proved they have what it takes to stay on track, extending their unbeaten streak to 10 games (8-0-2). With several Clarkson fans making the trip to the Troy-let, the Green and Gold posted 4 goals. RPI was only able to sneak 1 by.
The North Country travelers were able to raise their saws 4 times as CU skates right over RPI, 4-1.
The last photo there is of RPI trying to figure out what just happened when we scored 2 goals in about 15 seconds.