This weekend the Golden Knights faced off against the Quinnipiac Bobcats and the Princeton Tigers. Bud Fisher made his epic return to Cheel Arena on Friday night with the Knights looking to chase him out of his crease early in the game.
The first period started with the Bobcats owning the scoreboard. Although play was relatively even, Clarkson found themselves down 2-0 off a scramble in front and a absolute blast from the point by a Quinnipiac defenseman. The third period showed no difference as the Bobcats came out and put another shot past Karpowich to take a 3-0 lead. The second period was the turning point in the game. The Knights went on a full 5 minute man advantage halfway through the period. To facilitate the comeback even more, the Cats took yet another penalty to go down 2 men for an extended period of time. The Knights powerplay, however, looked as bad as the scores Dr. Wick receives on his first freshmen physics test. The powerplay blew by, with no bonesaws being raised. The third period showed some light for the Green and Gold. Lauri Tuohimaa scored yet another Clarkson shorthanded goal to cut the deficit to 2. However, just 40 seconds after life had climbed back into the building, Karpowich was beaten on a breakaway to shatter the Knights hopes of a comeback. DeFazio later tacked on a goal but it was little too late for the Knights as they dropped the contest 4-2.
The Princeton Tigers made the trip over from their encounter with the Sluzers the night before.
The Knights are on an extremely rare run, owning a 5 game losing streak and a record of 2-6-2 (1-5-0 in ECAC). The defense and offense are slumping, allowing too many shots to be directed towards Karpowich. Although the freshmen netminder had to replace the shoes of David Leggio, he is not all to blame in this situation. The Knight have been outscored by a margin of 18-6 in the last 4 games. Clarkson now takes their season on the road as they do not return home until early January against a highly anticipated SLU(t) game.
This weekend saw the girls take on two high ranked teams facing Harvard (4th) Friday night and
Saturday’s game against
The Knights traveled down to Harvard and
Friday night the Knights fell to Harvard by a score of 5-1. Karpowich started in net for the Green and Gold, who could not seem to just get it going. Lauri Tuohimaa tallied the lone goal for the Knights. Saturday night showed no difference. Although Clarkson jumped on the board first with a goal from Jake Morley, back-up goaltender Tim Potter let four goals slip past him before being relieved by Karpowich. The Big Green (what kind of mascot is that?) eventually put one more up on the board to send the Knights back to Potsdam with two very hurting (literally) 5-1 defeats.
The biggest news besides the two losses to ECAC foes is the status of some of the Clarkson members. Shea Guthrie continues to remain sidelined with a wrist injury. Phil Paquet injured his ankle in a previous match-up and did not make the trip this weekend and will be out for a couple more weeks. Cayer Jr. has been concussed and missed this weekend as well. To make matters worse, both D’Alvise and Beca are also on the injured list. D’Alvise is nursing a separated shoulder and Beca left the Harvard game after receiving a bone-crushing hit. The Knights may be stuck in neutral for a while but when everything is back to normal, look out. There are extremely high hopes for this Clarkson team putting on a monstrous second-half run to the season.
The Knights will be back in Cheel this weekend to face two more ECAC opponents. Bud Fisher revisits his worst nightmare on Friday night as the Knights host the Quinnipiac Bobcats. The Princeton Tigers make an appearance on Saturday, with a rare 4pm puck drop.
The first weekend of ECAC hockey kicked off this weekend with Clarkson hosting the Brown Bears Friday night and the Yale Bulldogs on Saturday. Prior to the game Friday night, the Bonesaw Brigade took to the ice and donated a check worth for $763 to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta. Alumni Jeremy Hermann (best of luck to you buddy!) among other members have amassed this amount with the help from the entire Bonesaw community through the selling of t-shirts and other donations. The Bonesaw Brigade would like to thank you for your continued support towards Camp Ta-Kum-Ta! Remember, the shirts and bumper stickers sold this year as well also benefit the Camp!
Now back to the games. Fridays game pitted the Bears from Brown against the Green and Gold. Louke Oakley’s first goal of the season got the game started early. From a feed from Timmy Marks and Cayer Jr. just 2:37 into the match, Oakley found the back of the net to activate the Bonesaws. Freshmen netminder Karpowich was back in net after getting the prior weekend off due to the exhibition match. His play was solid as he ultimately allowed only one tally against in 24 attempts. Nick Tremblay gave the Knights all they needed early in the 3rd period as he recorded his first collegiate goal. Brandon DeFazio continued his strong start as he sealed the deal with an empty net goal later in the period. The game, again, was highlighted by penalties. Clarkson found themselves going 0-10 on the PP while Brown went 0-8. With the win, the Knights improved to 2-1-2 overall and 1-0-0 in ECAC play.
Saturday night the Bulldogs from Yale made the trip over from their encounter with the SLU(t)’s. Again the Knights took the lead first, scoring late in the period to take a 1-0 edge going into the locker room. Matt Beca lit the lamp with assistance from Tambyln and Tremblay. Yale came back strong in the second, dominating play for the majority of the period. Eventually Karpowich let a screen shot get past him as Yale tied the game up at one apiece. Penalties again were the problem for the Knights. In all, the Knights were shorthanded ten times as the Bulldogs cashed in. Although being badly outplayed, the Knights came out strong in the third period. Lauri Tuohimaa broke through very early into the session and gave the home team their one goal lead back on the only power-play tally of the night for Clarkson. Yale kept fighting back however. Scoring 2 goals in a 51 second span, the Bulldogs found themselves on top 3-2. These two goals seemed to have woken the Knights up as they stepped up their play with 15 minutes left on the clock. Unfortunately, several power plays, a pulled Karpowich, and a post later, the Knights fell short on time and dropped the contest 3-2 to the Yale Bulldogs. The setback puts the Knights at 2-2-2 overall and a 1-1-0 record in the ECAC.
The Knights return to the ice next Friday night at Harvard followed by a match with
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Clarkson returned to the ice tonight in an exhibition match against The Golden Knights got off to a slow-start allowing the Ravens to go up 1-0 just 3:52 into the match. The first shot LaVeau faced was able to slip by. He settled down however, and the Knights eventually tied the game off a Dan Reed goal set up by D’Alvise. Rufenach gave the Knights the lead midway through the second period assisted by Matt Beca. Carleton eventually tied the game up on a penalty-filled third period. Up 2 men, the Ravens were able to put one past LaVeau. Julien Cayer later gave the Knights the lead again on a beautiful set-up for Jake Morley. With Clarkson up 3-2 and only 3 and a half minutes remaining, the Knights just stopped playing (it was an exhibition match anyway, right?). The Ravens were able to tie the game, take the lead, and put in an empty netter all in the last 3:30 of the game. Although being badly outshot (39-19), The Knights return to the ice next weekend in their first ECAC matches of the year against Brown and Yale. We still have shirts available if you have not bought any. See us if you want one. You can also buy online using the PayPal feature in the Shirts tab.
Clarkson returned to the ice tonight in an exhibition match against
The Golden Knights got off to a slow-start allowing the Ravens to go up 1-0 just 3:52 into the match. The first shot LaVeau faced was able to slip by. He settled down however, and the Knights eventually tied the game off a Dan Reed goal set up by D’Alvise. Rufenach gave the Knights the lead midway through the second period assisted by Matt Beca. Carleton eventually tied the game up on a penalty-filled third period. Up 2 men, the Ravens were able to put one past LaVeau. Julien Cayer later gave the Knights the lead again on a beautiful set-up for Jake Morley. With Clarkson up 3-2 and only 3 and a half minutes remaining, the Knights just stopped playing (it was an exhibition match anyway, right?). The Ravens were able to tie the game, take the lead, and put in an empty netter all in the last 3:30 of the game. Although being badly outshot (39-19),
The Knights return to the ice next weekend in their first ECAC matches of the year against Brown and Yale. We still have shirts available if you have not bought any. See us if you want one. You can also buy online using the PayPal feature in the Shirts tab.