CARS HOMES JOBS

Clarkson stops Union run, 2-1

Saturday, February 9, 2013
Text Size: A | A

Union's Kathryn Tomaselli, handles the puck between Elli Williams, left, Michelle Ng, and Jackie Wand of St. Lawrence at Messa Rink Friday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Union's Kathryn Tomaselli, handles the puck between Elli Williams, left, Michelle Ng, and Jackie Wand of St. Lawrence at Messa Rink Friday.

— Union’s domin­ation of Clarkson over the last few years ended meekly Friday night at Cheel Arena.

The Golden Knights took advantage of an 18th-ranked Dutchmen team that was a step slow to score the game’s first two goals, and they held on for a 2-1 ECAC Hockey win.

The victory snapped the Knights’ nine-game losing streak against the Dutchmen. Clarkson (6-6-3 ECACH, 7-13-7 overall) had been outscored, 50-16, in those games. The Knights hadn’t beaten the Dutchmen (6-5-4, 13-9-5) since taking a 4-3 overtime win Jan. 23, 2009, at Cheel.

The loss, coupled with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s 4-3 overtime win over St. Lawrence and Princeton’s 4-2 triumph over Colgate, tightened the battle for an ECACH tournament first-round bye. Union, which is tied for third with Dartmouth, is only a point ahead of Clarkson, RPI and Prince­ton.

Clarkson managed just 18 shots against Union. Even though the Dutchmen had 28 shots, they weren’t attacking the Knights and freshman goalie Greg Lewis until late in the game, when Josh Jooris scored with 6:23 left in regulation.

“We never established a forecheck tonight,” Union coach Rick Bennett said. “It was one of those nights. I felt really good going into this game that we were going to have our feet. For whatever reason, we didn’t. Our fourth line was

really good tonight. David Roy, Cole Ikkala and [Nick] Cruice. And I thought Josh Jooris’ line was going. Jooris and Matt Hatch were really going well tonight.

“But you can’t have two lines going and two lines sleeping on the bus.”

The lack of an attack also min­imized Union’s power-play chances. Clarkson came into the game as the most penalized team in ECACH games with an average of 17.6 minutes. Union got just three power plays.

The Knights took a 1-0 on Sam Labrecque’s goal 7:46 into the game. Early in the second period, Union had a chance to tie it while Kyle Bodie was in the penalty box for boarding. David Roy got a breakaway, but the freshman center was stopped by Lewis.

After the save, the Knights had a three-on-one rush up the ice. Allan McPherson capitalized, beating goalie Troy Grosenick between the pads for a power-play goal. Bennett yanked Grosenick and put in Niskayuna native Colin Stevens. He stopped all 11 shots he faced.

“It wasn’t a Troy Grosenick issue tonight,” Bennett said. “But at the same token, . . . I didn’t think it was a great goal. And I think we needed something. We needed the big save, and we didn’t get it there. We needed to rally around something, and Colin Stevens provided that.”

Union 0 0 1 — 1

Clarkson 1 1 0 — 2

First Period — 1, Clarkson, Labrecque 4 (Bessette, Megannety), 7:46. Penalties — None.

Second Period — 2, Clarkson, McPherson 7 (Sexton, Frederick), 6:38 (pp). Penalties — Wilkins, Uni (indirect contact to head-elbowing), 11:24; M. Zarbo, Cla (hooking), 13:46.

Third Period — 3, Union, Jooris 7 (Vasaturo), 13:37. Penalties — McPherson, Cla (hooking), 10:30; Pokulok, Cla (tripping), 14:50; M. Bodie, Uni (unsportsmanlike conduct), 20:00; Boak, Cla (roughing), 20:00; Frederick, Cla (roughing), 20:00.

Shots on Goal — Union 10-6-12 — 28. Clarkson 6-8-4- — 18.

Power-play opportunities — Union 0 of 3; Clarkson 1 of 2.

Goalies — Union, Grosenick 9-7-5 (7 shots-5 saves), Stevens (6:38 second, 11-11). Clarkson, Lewis 7-11-6 (28-27).

A — 2,226. T — 2:00.

Referees — Tom Steinel Jr, Chris Ciamaga. Linesmen — Ryan Knapp, Dan Taggart.

RPI 4, St. Lawrence 3 (OT)

CANTON — Senior CJ Lee scored his second game-winning goal of the season at 2:31 of overtime as the Engineers chalked up their third straight victory.

Although the Engineers (11-11-5, 6-6-3 ECAC) gave up three power-play goals, freshman goalie Jason Kasdorf made 27 saves for RPI, which has won five of its last six games.

All of St. Lawrence’s scoring came from its potent power-play unit, with Greg Carey, the Saints’ leading scorer, finishing with a goal and two assists to push his season’s scoring total to 40 points (19-21). Carey’s 19th goal of the season at 13:13 of the third period sent the game into overtime.

Nick Bailen and Matt Neal each had a goal and an assist for the Eng­ineers, who complete their North Country trip tonight at Clarkson.

RPI 2 1 0 1 — 4

St. Lawrence 1 1 1 0 — 3

First period — 1, St. Lawrence, Wick 11 (Carey, Flanagan), 2:20 (pp). 2, RPI, Neal 5 (Bailen, Laliberte), 7:26 (pp). 3, RPI, Haggerty 11 (Dolan, Laliberte), 9:54 (pp). Penalties — Miller, RPI (slashing), 2:13; Gu. Hughes, SLU (hooking), 6:39; Stratford, SLU (ionterference), 9:02.

Second period — 4, St. Lawrence, Flanagan 13 (Baker, Carey), 2:19 )pp). 5, RPI, Bailen 6 (Bradley, Neal), 17:57. Penalties — Bubela, RPI (hooking), 1:11; Dewey, SLu (holding), 17:57.

Third period — 6, St. Lawrence, Carey 19 (Baker, Ge. Hughes), 13:13 (pp). Penalties — Miller, RPi (slashing), 6:00; Leonard, RPI (tripping), 6:49; Zalewski, RPI (tripping), 12:41; Burgdoerfer, RPi (holding), 14:09.

Overtime — 7. RPI, Lee 4 (Leonard), 2:31. Penalties — none.

Shots on goal — RPI 13-12-7-1 — 33, St. Lawrence 5-12-12-1 — 30.

Power-play opportunities — RPI 2 of 3, St. Lawrence 3 of 6.

Goalies — RPI, Kasdorf 7-2-2 (30 shots-27 saves), St. Lawrence, Weninger 12-11-4 (33-29).

A — 958.

SKIDMORE 4, SAINT MICHAEL’S 3

WINOOSKI, Vt. — Vlad Gav­rik’s 10th goal of the season at 14:55 proved to be the game-winner as the Thoroughbreds went over the .500 mark in the ECAC East.

Ben Freiberg finished with 25 saves for the Thoroughbreds (11-10-2, 8-7-1 ECAC).

John Geary had a pair of player-play goals and also picked up an assist for Saint Michael’s (7-15-0, 4-11-0).

Skidmore 1 1 2 — 4

Saint Michael’s 1 1 1 — 3

First period — 1, Skidmore, Beck 6 (Limoges, Even), 14:04 (pp). 2, Saint Michael’s, Geary 13 (Pieprzak, Cote), 15:26 (pp).

Second period — 3, Skidmore, Limoges 6 (Dupuis, Park), 10:31. 4, Saint Michael’s, Geary 14 (Pieprzak, Cote), 12:52 (pp).

third period — 5, Skidmore, Krajnak 5 (Malakorn, Park), 7:52. 6, Skidmore, Gavrik 10 (Giacin), 14:55. 7, Saint Michael’s, Soustal 3 (Geary, MacDonald), 19:49.

Shots on gooal — Skidmore 11-12-10 — 33, Saint Michael’s 6-13-9 — 28.

Power-play opportunities — Skidmore 1 of 2, Saint Michael’s 2 of 4.

Goalies — Skidmore, Freiberg 8-4-0 (28 shots-25 saves), Saint Michael’s, Dizgun 4-8-0 (33.29).

A — 287,

Women

St. Lawrence 3, Union 1

SCHENECTADY — The Saints needed a pair of third-period goals to shake pff the stubborn Dutchwomen at Messa Rink.

Rhianna Kurio’s power-play goal at 5:46 of the second period pulled Union (7-19-3, 0-14-3 ECAC) into a 1-1 tie, but Rylee Smith’s 11th goal of the season at 8:01 of the third period gave the Saints (16-11-2, 11-5-1) the lead for good, and Dayle Wilkinson added an insurance goal at 12:15.

Shenae Lundberg made 27 saves for Union, which hosts Clarkson at 4 this afternoon.

St. Lawrence 0 1 2 — 3

Union 0 1 0 — 1

First period — none. Penalties — Thomson, Uni (checking), 5:51; Turner, Uni (tripping), 11:19.

Second period — 1, St. Lawrence, Wand 5 (Williams), 4:47. 2, Union, Kurio 4 (Tancrell-Fontaine, Thomson), 5:46 (pp). Penalties — McRae, SLU (tripping), 5:28.

Third period — 3, St. Lawrence, Smith 11, 8:01. 4, St. Lawrence, Wilkinson 1 (Boulier, Raniwsky), 12:15. Penalties — Turner, Uni (charging), 8:01; Heidersbach, SLU (checking), 9:00; Tancrell-Fontaine, Uni (contact to the head), 9:00.

Shots on goal — St. Lawrence 10-14-6 — 30, Union 5-10-11 — 26.

Power-play opportunities — St. Lawrence 0 of 3, Union 1 of 1.

Goalies — St. Lawrence, MacDonald 14-11-2 (26 shots-25 saves), Union, Lundberg 6-16-3 (30-27).

A — 110.

Clarkson 3, RPI 1

TROY — Junior Vanessa Gag­non knocked in a loose puck just 1:27 into the game to set the tone as the No. 6 Golden Knights defeated the Engineers at Houston Field House.

Junior Erica Howe made 24 saves for the Knights, who improved to 14-3-0 in the ECAC and 22-7-0 overall.

Freshman Lauren Wash scored the only goal for the Engineers (9-17-3, 7-9-1 ECAC), who host St. Lawrence at 4 this afternoon.

Clarkson 1 1 1 — 3

RPI 0 1 0 — 1

First period — 1, Clarkson, Gagnon 5 (Nisbet), 1:27. Penalties — Horton, RPI (tripping), 3:17; Plante, Clk (interference), 5:41; Cox, RPI (hooking), 11:30.

Second period — 2, Clarkson, Skirrow 13 (MacAuley), 6:24. 3, RPI, Wash 6 (Walsh, godin), 18:27. Penalties — Godin, RPi (slashing), 8:12; Plante, Clk (holding), 16:08.

Third period — 4, Clarkson, Ambrose 3 (Rattray), 12:14 (pp). Penalties — Smelker, RPI (tripping), 2:37; Le Donne, RPi (checking), 9:54; Marzario, RPi (cross-checking), 11:57; Mercer, Clk (hooking), 19:39; Godin, RPI (high-sticking), 19:55.

Shots on goal — Clarkson 13-8-10 — 31, RPI 7-13-5 — 25.

Power-play opportunities — Clarkson 1 of 6, RPI 0 of 3.

Goalies — Clarkson, Howe 21-7-0 (25 shots-24 saves), RPI, O’Brien 8-15-2 (31-28).

A — 320.

 
Share story: print print email email facebook facebook reddit reddit

comments

Log-in to post a comment.
 

columnists & blogs


Log into Dailygazette.com

Forgot Password?

Subscribe

Username:
Password: