ECAC Hockey team preview: Clarkson (with video)
In the third installment of my look at the other ECAC Hockey teams, here is my preview of Clarkson.
Coach: Casey Jones (3rd season, 25-37-13).
2012-13 record: 9-20-7 (8-11-3 ECACH).
Key returning players: Senior forwards Allan McPherson (9-16-25), Jarrett Burton (12-8-20) and Ben Sexton (5-15-20), junior forward Joe Zarbo (13-4-17) and sophomore forward Pat Megannety (7-10-17).
New players: Forwards Jordan Boucher, Perry D’Arrisso, A.J. Fossen and Troy Josephs; defensemen James de Hass and Bryan Sinz; goalies Steven Perry and Ville Runola.
Outlook: The Golden Knights had a rough end to their 2012-13 season. They dropped their final five games, and were shut out in three straight contests. They will need more consistent scoring. Lewis had a good freshman season in goal, and will get better. But this could be a tough season for Clarkson.
Predicted finish: Coaches: 12th. Media: 12th. Me: 11th.
To see a video interview with Jones, click here.