Bonesaw.org is no longer an actively updated source for Clarkson Hockey madness. It was a ton of fun serving the fans of Clarkson Hockey for the 100 or so years that it lasted. Bonesaw.org will now serve as an archive, forever documenting the rise of the Bonesaw from 2006 - 2009. The Bonesaw is still going strong for Clarkson Hockey, but unfortunately Bonesaw.org does not have the active staff necessary to keep it updated regularly. If you think that you can get involved somehow feel free to contact us. May the saw be with you.
It's that time of year again. The ECAC regular season came to an end this past weekend, and the first round of the playoffs is only days away. The Clarkson Golden Knights have skated themselves into a bye through the first round finishing in 2nd place.
In the Quarterfinals the Knights can face nearly any of the lower seeded teams. This is because in the ECAC, teams are reseeded each round of play, so we will not know who will go head to head with the Green and Gold until after this weekend. (This slight correction was brought to our attention by a devoted Bonesaw Brigader. Thank you.) The Quarterfinal round is a best out of 3 series, and it will be played in Cheel Arena on Friday, March 9th, Saturday, March 10th, and Sunday, March 11th (if necessary).
Tickets have already gone on sale, and word on the street is they are selling out fast. The first 600 student tickets were sold at 1/2 price thanks to the generosity of Clarkson who picked up the other half. The full price ticket with student ID is $6.00. Expect the die-hard Bonesaw Brigade to be there and to be loud, crazy, and intense.
The men's team entered the toxic wasteland that is New Jersey on Friday night to take on Princeton. Disoriented by the smog in the air and the sludge-like ice, the Knights were unable to stop an undoubtedly mutated team of radioactive freaks. Leggio was phamfouzled 4 times in the first period, and was relieved by McNulty whose fate was not much better. Clarkson did muster one powerplay goal off the stick of Chris D'Alvise, but the efforts just weren't enough in this land of fall-out.
Wanting the game to end as fast as possible to escape any long lasting radiation poisoning, the Bonesaws only came out once, as Clarkson leaves Princeton to decay in their own filth, losing 1-7.
However on Saturday night, now in the fresh air of Connecticut to take on the Quinnipiac Bobcats, Clarkson looked as though they were given a second chance at life. Leggio had over 42 saves in a game that was scoreless until the 3rd minute of the 3rd period. Shea Guthrie mounted first goal on a powerplay. Then, Weller went unassisted for his own score. Quinnipiac managed to get one by #33, but the game ended with two more Clarkson goals on an empty net, one by Clitsome, the other by Cayer.
The Golden Knights cap off the regular season by bringing out the saws 4 times, as Clarkson wins over Quinnipiac 4-1.
Unfortunately the news isn't as sweet for the womens team. This weekend they played in the first round of the playoffs against St. Lawrence, and although they put up one hell of a fight, the ladies were ousted out of the playoffs losing Friday night, 2-3, and then again on Saturday 1-3. They Lady Knights played one hell of a season, and we know they will be back for vengeance next year. From all of us in the Bonesaw Brigade, Congratulations on a successful season girls!!!
This weekend the men will play the last of their regular season games at Princeton and Quinnipiac. Although they have already clinched a first round bye and home ice for the second round (March 9th-11th), they are still playing for glory. They Golden Knights sit just 3 points behind the SLUzers for first place in the ECAC, so it would be real nice to steal it from them. May the Bonesaw with them both games.
As for the women, they will be playing in the first round of the playoffs this weekend against SLU(t) in Crappleton Arena. The games will be at 7 PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday if necessary. Please show up and give them all your support and all the Bonesaw attitude you can. It will be awesome having two more Championship banners to hang in Cheel.
For the final farewell to our senior Knights there was a rivalry match that had anticipation high. The Clarkson Golden Knights faced off against the RPI Engineers in Cheel Arena for the last home game of the regular season. Having clintched a 1st round bye CU is now just focussed on a ECAC regular season title.
It wasn't until over halfway into the first that first blood was drawn, and it was an RPI goal. With all those worthless fans from the Troylet practically still on their feet, Nick Dodge drove the puck down to RPI's end, and with a little help from Cayer and Bellows, Dodge was able to put Clarkson on the board.
The second period started out tied, 1-1, but 11 and a half minutes in on a power play, Beca was able to put Clarkson ahead. The period ended 2-1.
With only 5 minutes of play left in the third, RPI had a 5 on 3 powerplay advantage, and scored tying things up. Then, with one man still in Clarkson's box, RPI put another goal in only 20 seconds later. With only two minutes to play and down one goal, Leggio was pulled from Clarkson's net, and with the crowd roaring and on its feet, BECA SCORED WITH ONLY 3.3 SECONDS REMAINING. Overtime was in the air.
Unfortunately, even with the Knights controlling the puck for almost the entire 5 minutes of overtime, there were no clear chances to score.
After an up and down game, the Bonesaws were raised three times, with Clarkson and RPI tying, 3-3
Tonight the Golden Knights will be defeating the RPI Engineers, the one team in the league that didn't quite understand what to pick for their mascot. (Note to RPI: Your mascot isnt what you actually are. Notice how at Clarkson, there arent any real knights in golden armor running around.)
This is the last regular season home game of the 2006-2007 season, and that means its senior night. Clarkson will be honoring our beloved senior class Knights that unfortunately have to move on after this year. Probably to the NHL though. Those being honored tonight are:
Make sure you're there tonight, and give our seniors a bonesaw to remember.
Union, who currently sits in last place in the ECAC (tied with Yale) decided to stroll into Cheel Arena tonight, hoping for another lucky victory, like the one they achieved in overtime back in January. However, they started by putting their own team down.
Not even three minutes into the game and Clarkson already had their first penalty. All they had to do was touch the puck, and the play would be whistled dead. But, before that could happen, Union pulled their goalie, and someone tipped the puck backwards right into their open net. The goal was granted to D'Alvise. Union did manage to put up a fight when they faced a 5 on 3 situation for 2 minutes, but on the next power-play attempt, Clarkson's Shawn Weller drove one in. By period's end, it was CU 2, Union 1.
The Golden Knights once again came out with a quick score, Sullivan netting one only 1:28 into the second. Only a minute later, Dodge puts one past Mrazek in Unions net, making it 4-1. Just to make it appear as if they were actually playing hockey, Union decided to score one more goal, but the Knights answered with another D'Alvise goal to finish the period 5-2.
The third was filled with a lot of skating back and forth down the ice, but the Green and Gold D was on fire tonight, and Cayer capped off the game with only 2 and a half minutes to play.
Union entered with hopes, that were quickly shattered by the waving of 6 Bonesaw Barrages. Clarkson dismantles Union, 6-2.
On another note, it seems that Grenzy has suffered a fractured hand tonight. Of course, the Bonesaw Bridge hopes for the best and a speedy recovery.
Also, if you're wondering what happens when the number one goalie goes up against the worst team in the league, heres the answer:
I know a lot of you must be itching for some Clarkson Hockey Madness since you probably got the hell out of here for break, so now is your chance to make up for it.
This weekend the Golden Knights will be playing-- defeating Union and RPI in Cheel arena. Not only that, but at tomorrow night's game against Union, Clarkson will be honoring Erik Cole.
Cole is a former Clarkson Golden Knight, and a Stanley Cup Champion (See the connection?) You can find out more on Clarkson Athletics.
This may be the last Cheel Arena weekend of bonesaw mayhem for the 2006-2007 season, so make sure to be there. Bring your bonesaws, bring your loudest screaming voice, and bring your thirst for Union/RPI blood. Unless theres an usher standing next to you. Then maybe you shouldn't do the whole thirst for blood thing.