The Knights took to the ice again on Saturday night looking to settle the score against the Colorado College Tigers. Tonight’s game was Parent’s Weekend, and oh boy were the parents in for a treat. Coming off a 1-1 tie the night before, the Knights were aided with the return of senior sniper Chris D’Alvise, fresh off a one game suspension from a spearing major against
Now if I were to tell you the Knights came out flying, that would be a huge mistake. In fact, the Tigers slipped in a garbage goal just 16 seconds into the game. The puck was centered and legitimately bounced off 27 different skates and into the net. The Knights however, did not allow this to get to them. Just under 6 minutes later, the Knights tied the game off the stick of non other than D’Alvise. Back and forth action ensued the game tying goal as both teams had numerous chances to take the lead. Karpowich again got the nod over Potter; Bachman was back in net for the Tigers. After several penalties from both sides, the period ended without any harm in a 1-1 tie.
The Tigers came out for the second period with more of an edge than the Green and Gold. Just two minutes into the period, Chad Rau gave the Tigers a 2-1 lead. Karpowich stopped an initial shot from the point and believed he had the puck before it popped out behind him. Rau picked up the loose trash and slid the puck into the net before Karpy could cover it back up. Clarkson pressed for the equalizer but came up empty the rest of the period.
Third period underway, the Knights were in desperation mode. Down a goal, Clarkson fought the entire period against both the Tigers and the refs. McDonald and Whitemore gave George Roll a reason to miss the presence of Murphy. Penalty after penalty after penalty after penalty. That is how the third period went. The Knights up a man, to even, to down a man, to playing even, to up a man, to up 2 men and on and on and on. With about ten minutes to go in the period, McDonald stuck the dagger right in the Knights (and all of Cheel Arena’s) heart. With a scramble in front, a Knight player picked up a lose rebound and lifted it up and over the sieve Bachman. Bachman, in the process of attempting to make a ridiculous save, slide the net off the moorings AFTER the puck went into the net. The Knights celebrated the goal as McDonald stood there waving his hands like a little child. Calling no goal, and with Clarkson on the edge of Bonesaw’ing the ref, the play went to the video replay. After about a minute (and a significant amount of money being transferred to McDonald’s bank account courtesy of the Tiger’s coach), the decision was no goal. Play resumed again with the Knights pressing even harder. Several more penalties were called and with Clarkson on a 5x4 power play, Scott Freeman showed old McDonald that his farm does not go E-I-E-I-O. Another scramble in front of the net, Freeman picked up a rebound and flipped it over everybody, including Bachman, to tie the game up at 2 with only 4:28 remaining. Now with all 3392 fans on their feet, the Knights were looking for go-ahead goal with little time remaining. The Tigers stepped up their defense and the period ended in yet another tie. The Knights were going to ovveeerrrrrrrrtime.
For the second night in a row, the Knights and Tigers found themselves playing next goal wins. The extra session started with (SURPRISE) Clarkson taking its tenth penalty of the game. This was soon cancelled out with
Although Clarkson did not win either game this weekend, they showed they can play with ANYONE in the nation. Two ties against the top-ranked team is completely acceptable and should not be looked down upon. The two ties move the Knights record to 1-1-2 with Clarkson returning next weekend to battle
The Clarkson Golden Knights opened their first game at Cheel this season tonight in epic fashion. Hosting the newly number one ranked Colorado College Tigers, the Knights took the ice looking to show which team is truly number one. The first game of two between the Knights and Tigers started off with a bang.
The game started off extremely fast with end to end action occurring over the first several minutes. Both teams took the ice and played without caution as the defenses were put to test. In net for the Golden Knights stood freshmen standout Paul Karpowich. On the other end, the Tiger’s name was sieve, sometimes referred to as Bachman. Although the first period ended in a scoreless tie, the game had an edge to it that left the sold-out crowd on the ends of their chairs.
The second period would turn out different than the first as the scoring opened up. Brandon DeFazio almost ignited a flame under the Knights when he rushed in on a breakaway early in the period. The Tigers’ net-minder had seemed to make a brilliant save but the puck actually ringed right off the crossbar and did not cross the line. For now, the game was still scoreless…until Lauri Tuohimaa solved the sieve. Brandon DeFazio laid out a Tiger defensemen in the offensive zone which led to a turnover. DeFazio collected the puck and fed a wide-open Tuohimaa in front who buried the puck for a 1-0 Golden Knight lead. Following the goal, the Knights played with an edge that the Tiger’s could not solve. Unfortunately, none of the Clarkson power play chances were capitalized on and the game stayed 1-0 until the Tiger’s offense struck. Karpowich let an errant rebound get away from him as Chad Rau snuck in a bad-angle shot to tie the game at 1 apiece. The second period came to a close at a deadlock.
Third period got underway in the same manner as the first. End to end action dominated the majority of the game with both teams coming extremely close to taking the lead. In fact, several posts were hit but no pucks crossed the line. Paul Karpowich played like a champion down the stretch as he backstopped the Knights in allowing only 1 goal to sneak by in 33 shots. Again the Knights found themselves outshot by significant margin, having only 22 shots over three periods of play.
The game entered into overtime with the arena buzzing. The Knights were looking to upset the Tiger’s run while
The Clarkson Women’s hockey team was on the road this weekend, as they faced
Sunday saw the girls playing fourth ranked UNH. Again, the knights got off to a slow start, allowing two goals in a one minute span halfway through the first period. After a scoreless second period, the knights would finally get on the scoreboard with Marie-Jo Gaudet’s second goal of the season. This was one of 3 shots Clarkson would take in the third period thanks to some stingy defensive play by UNH. Eve-Grandmont-Berube made 25 saves in the losing effort, while Clarkson’s power play remained idle, failing to capitalize on all ten chances.
The following night after coming back to defeat the RIT Tigers, the Clarkson University Golden Knights traveled down the Thruway to face-off against the Niagara Purple Eagles (Fairies). The Knights opened the scoring very early in the first off Lauri Tuohimaa’s second tally of the weekend.
The Knights will return to the ice this weekend in two monstrous games against
Pick-up: Starting at 1pm up until women’s game at 3pm
Women vs. Mercy
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In its opening game of the 2008-2009 season, the Clarkson Golden Knights men’s hockey team showed exactly how to tame the tiger in
The first period was tough on Clarkson, as we entered the locker room down 2-0. Because of Leggio’s departure from the Knights, the goaltender status for the game was uncertain. Freshmen Paul Karpowich got the starting nod and looked a bit shaky in net. He would eventually settle into the game as the time went on. The second period, however, tables were turned. Chris D’Alvise opened the scoring for the Knights after lighting up a couple defensemen followed by the sieve called Menard in net. Just five minutes later, D’Alvise lit the lamp to tie the game unassisted. At this point, the RIT crowd had felt the full force of the Bonesaw. However, just when everything was safe, the Tigers took the lead again off a broken play just 29 seconds after D’Alvise’s equalizer. Life started to climb back into the arena. However, Matt Beca would have none of that. Off a feed from Brandon DeFazio, and Chris D’Alvise, Beca tied up the game a minute and a half later on the Power Play. Lauri Tuohimaa then gave the Golden Knights a lead later in the period to stun the Tiger crowd. A four goal 2nd period sparked the Knights to a 4-3 lead.
Third period underway, Clarkson was hanging to a 4-3 advantage, although being outshot by a considerable margin. To continue the tradition of owning the best offensive penalty kill in the nation, Tim Marks showed RIT that our special teams were indeed far more special than theirs. Marks, off a nice pass from Scott Freeman, scored a short-handed goal halfway through the 3rd period to give the Knights a huge 2 goal lead. RIT, however, kept the pressure alive and cut the lead to 1 with around 6 minutes left in the third. Karpowich kept the Knights alive with several Leggio-worthy saves as time winded down. With an empty net in place, Chris D’Alvise slammed the door on the home team and recorded a Golden Knight hat-trick on the empty net.
The game finished with the bonesaws being raised a total of 6 times. D’Alvise recorded 3 goals and 1 assist, DeFazio racked up 3 assists, and Paul Karpowich settled in to make 35 saves in 39 attempts for his first Golden Knight victory. Clarkson now travels down to
Clarkson’s women’s hockey team saw its first action of this season this past weekend, with a pair of games against 10th ranked
The next game saw the scoring pick up for both teams. BC got off to a quick start in the first period, scoring 4 goals, one of which was shorthanded. Clarkson bounced back early on in the second period, with goals from Marie-Jo Gaudet and Juana Baribeau. The goals were scored just 56 seconds apart, with Gaudet’s being her 70th career point and the second being Baribeau’s first collegiate goal. Clarkson would go on to tie the score in the third as freshmen Kali Gillanders notched her first collegiate goal while senior Kimberly McKenney scored on a 2 player advantage to tie the score. Lauren Dahm replaced Eve Grandmont-Berube and didn’t allow any goals to get the tie for Clarkson. Clarkson was 1 of 9 on power plays in this game and was out shot 36-27. The next set of games of the girls is this upcoming weekend, against
The first set of shirts were ordered today. The final design will be printed sometime later this week with the only added difference of a buzzsaw effect around the swirl on the back side. We felt that the saw should be included in the design, and thanks to a last-minute idea from Bonesaw-legend Kyle, we made this possible.
The shirts will be available for pick-up on Parent’s Weekend (for those who pre-ordered). We will be available prior to both the women’s game and men’s game on Friday October 24th in the arena. We will also be in Cheel on Saturday October 25th before the men’s game. Exact times will be posted when the date draws nearer. We will also be taking pre-orders for students who did not see us the first time. Also, you can place your order online through the link below (click the image) to ensure there will be a shirt waiting for you in the second batch. So if you have an extra $10 from your beer-runs, and want to spend it on something that will last longer than a hangover, stop by the tables that weekend and get your shirt. These shirts will be available for the second set of home games on Nov 7/8.