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Playoff Security...and an Overtime Heart-Breaker

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Adam - February 28, 2009 - 2:25 am

With one regular season game left, the Knights are sitting in sole possession of 7th in the ECAC. Four different scorers helped Clarkson topple the RPI “fake” Engineers on Friday night for two very very big points. Rufenach, Oakley, Tremblay, and DeFazio helped Paul Karpowich earn a 4-2 victory. The Knights were able to capitalize on two early power plays, which set the tone for the game. Moving to Union on Saturday, the Knights still need to do work to remain at home for the first round of the playoffs. For Clarkson to clinch a middle seed (5-8), there are several scenarios…


1. Defeat Union

2. Tie Union

3. Lose to Union AND Quinnipiac lose to Dartmouth


The women started their first round tonight against SLU(t). MJ Gaudet opened the scoring for the Knights as she straight-up embarrassed the St. Lawrence defender. However this lead only lasted second as the Sluzers quickly tied the game up at 1. Waldie later gave the Knights a second lead which lasted into the third period. Baribeau tacked on another tally to make the score 3-1. Unfortunately, after two pulled goaltender efforts, the cross-county rivals were able to tie the game up and send it into an overtime session. Clarkson at this point had both its life and energy sucked out of them. SLU came out of the locker room with a slight edge on the Knights. After a big miscommunication behind the net, a lone Sluzer gobbled up a loose puck and slid it under Lauren Dahm pads for a 4-3 overtime victory. This puts the Saints up 1-0 in the best of 3 series. Certainly the Knights are not out of it. With a 4pm puck-drop on Saturday, the Knights are looking to send the series the distance. Get out to the Crappelton to support your Knights!

Current Standings (and a little speculation)

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Adam - February 25, 2009 - 2:41 am

 Looking at the current standings, Clarkson sits tied for 8th place with Union. The ECAC playoffs consist of the top 4 teams getting first round byes; the middle teams (5-6-7-8) playing the bottom teams (9-10-11-12) with the higher seed having home-ice. Clarkson could technically tie Dartmouth and SLU(t) for a 4th place finish but would lose the tie-breaker due to having one less league win. This weekend would place Clarkson at a best 6th place finish and a worst 10th place finish (losing the tie-breaker to Colgate). Playoff scenarios will be updated after this Friday’s game against RPI. 



The women on the other hand, have concluded their regular season and have locked up 7th place. With their system working slightly different, the women open their ECACHL Quarterfinals THIS WEEKEND at SLU! This will be a best of three series with the winner advancing to the Semi’s. Make sure you get out to the Crappleton Arena to support your Lady Knights this weekend! Game times are 7pm Friday, 4pm Saturday, and 4pm Sunday (if needed).




Team Pts ECAC
Yale 30 14-4-2 19-6-2
Princeton 28 14-6-0 20-7-0
Cornell 27 12-5-3 17-6-4
SLU(t) 22 9-7-4 17-11-4
Dartmouth 22 10-8-2 13-11-3
Harvard 20 7-7-6 7-14-6
Quinnipiac 19 8-9-3 15-14-3
Union 18 8-10-2 15-14-3
Clarkson 18 7-9-4 9-16-7
Colgate 14 5-11-4 10-16-6
Rensselaer 13 6-13-1 7-23-2
Brown 9 3-14-3 3-20-4



Team Pts ECAC
Harvard 34 16-4-2 17-9-3
SLU(t) 33 16-5-1 22-9-3
Princeton 31 15-6-1 18-9-2
Dartmouth 30 13-5-4 16-8-4
Colgate 27 12-7-3 18-12-3
Rensselaer 25 11-8-3 16-13-4
Clarkson 24 10-8-4 16-12-6
Cornell 21 8-9-5 12-12-5
Yale 17 8-13-1 12-16-1
Brown 12 6-16-0 7-21-1
Quinnipiac 9 2-15-5 3-26-5
Union 1 0-21-1 2-29-3


3 Golden Points and 2 Golden Century Clubs

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Adam - February 22, 2009 - 8:28 pm

Left to Right : (bottom) Chris D'Alvise, Phil Paquet (top) Dan Tuttle, Mike Willemsen, Adam Bellows, Jon Marshall, Ty Mason, Shea Guthrie

(Photo Taken by Chris Lenney)


The Clarkson Golden Knights picked up three big points this weekend against ECAC foes Dartmouth and Harvard. On Friday night, The Knights doubled up Dartmouth by a score of 6-3. Rufenach opened the scoring in the initial period with a power-play tally. Dartmouth was able to tie the game up on a shorthanded attempt in the second period. Shea Guthrie scored his first of the night shortly after to give the Green and Gold the lead for good. Richie LaVeau was in net and stopped 18 of 21 shots. The fourth period featured 6 goals, 4 from the sticks of Clarkson members Cayer, DeFazio, D’Alvise and Guthrie (his second of the night).


The Knights looked to extend their scoring touch into Saturday’s match-up against Harvard. Again taking the lead early on, Clarkson found themselves up by a margin of 2 through the second. Beca opened the scoring and Guthrie added yet another goal. The first period was completely dominated by the home team as the scoreboard did not reflect. Harvard, however, would ultimately tie the game up in the second. LaVeau was in net again for Clarkson. Matt Beca, also assisting on Guthrie’s marker, added the go-ahead goal in the third period for his 3rd point of the night. Harvard again fought back and tied the game up to send it into overtime. In overtime, CU had 2 golden opportunities with time remaining. With about 10 seconds left on the clock, Adam Bellows hit a wide-open Shea Guthrie on the goalie’s glove side for an empty netter. Guthrie’s shot however, met a sprawling glove save by the netminder Carroll. After a time-out, Clarkson came back out looking for the game winner. Off the ensuing faceoff with about 5 seconds remaining, Phil Paquet let go a point-blank backhander that found the outside netting. Again the sieve Carroll was out of position. The game ended with Clarkson remorse over the tie and Harvard ecstatic.


The weekend featured several achievements. Congratulations to both Chris D’Alvise and Shea Guthrie who tackled the Century Club in their respective careers, as they both hit 100 points. Saturday night’s game was all about the seniors who have put in 4 fine years here at Clarkson. Hoping to maintain home-ice advantage for the first round of the ECAC playoffs, the Knights pay a visit to the Capital Region a pair of games against Union and RPI. Clarkson sits tied for 8thplace right now in the ECAC standings. With two wins in Albany this weekend, the Knights will return to Cheel Arena in two weeks for the first round. Let’s go Tech! 

Senior Knight

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Adam - February 19, 2009 - 7:43 pm

Clarkson wraps up the season at Cheel this weekend in two big match-ups against Dartmouth and Harvard. Being the last regular season home game of the year, Saturday nights game against Harvard will be Senior Night. Make sure you get out to Cheel this weekend to support our seniors : Adam Bellows, Chris D’Alvise, Shea Guthrie, Jon Marshall, Tyrell Mason, Phil Paquet, Dan Tuttle, and Mike Willemsen.


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Adam - February 9, 2009 - 3:46 pm

This weekend the Clarkson University Golden Knights took 3 out of a possible 4 points from the Sluzers from Canton. Starting in the Crappelton Arena on Friday night, the Knights fell down 2-0 in the first period before climbing back with 3 straight goals from the sticks of Dan Tuttle and Matt Beca. St. Lawrence would later tie the game late in the 2nd period. This would ultimately hold up as the final score as Richie LaVeau stopped in all 39 of 42 shots. The two teams would travel to Cheel Arena the next night for the ultimate grudge match.


In front of 3521 fans Saturday night, the Knights came out flying on the ice. This quick start paid off for the Green and Gold as Chris D’Alvise and Nick Tremblay each tallied marks in the first period to give the Knights a 2-0 lead. Paul Karpowich made sure these two goals all the team needed coming up with huge saves later in the game. Karpy allowed just one goal the entire night stopping 25 of 26 shots. Scott Freeman also lit the lamp later in the third period to give Clarkson the 3-1 victory.


These 3 points move Clarkson into a tie for 6th place in the ECAC standings. Holding a 8-14-6 record (6-7-3), the Knights have been playing more steadily lately. The last 8 games, Clarkson is 5-1-2, all games in their conference. Hitting the road this weekend, CU hopes to extend its winning ways against Princeton and Quinnipiac. 

Union Girls Surrender

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- February 7, 2009 - 2:25 pm

It was no surprise that the women’s hockey team defeated Union yesterday afternoon.  Union ranks last in ECAC play with a 0-16-1 record in which they have accumulated only 11 goals.  The girls made Union look like they had never skated before as Clarkson dominated the entire game right from the start.  It was probably one of Lauren Dahm’s easier shutouts in her career as she need only stop 8 shots all game.  Melissa Waldie opened the scoring a few minutes into the game on a great wrist shot over the glove of the sieve named Lundy for Union.  Just a few minutes after that, Britney Selina ripped a slap shot from the point on a power play to make the score 2-0.  Ashleigh Moorehead would score her first goal of the season to make the score 3-0 a few minutes into the second period.  Selina would score again short handed halfway through the period to make it 4-0.  The onslaught would continue in the third period as Caitlin Oleska would score her first career goal as a Golden Knight to make the score 5-0.  The girls would score once more as Juana Baribeau scored her team leading 17th goal of the season to make the score 6-0.  The shutout helped lower Dahm’s GAA to 1.47 and also put the girls in 5th place in ECAC play.  The girls will play again this afternoon against RPI.

Girls Send SLU(t)'s Home Crying

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Curtis - February 5, 2009 - 1:41 am

The Clarkson Golden Knight's womens hockey team defeated the Sluzers tonight by a score of 2-1 in front of a crowd of 845.  The Knights started the scoring in the 1st with a goal by Genevieve Lavoie.  While at the side of the net, Lavoie slid the puck between the five hole of the sieve Brittony to put the Knights ahead.  SLU(t) would score a few minutes into the 2nd period to tie it up, but Melissa Waldie would score on the power play just 2 minutes later to regain the lead.  Waldie also registered an assist on the first goal as she would be the only player that had a multi point night.  Sophomore Lauren Dahm made 23 saves en route to her 10th victory of the season.  The Knights played some solid defense late in the game as SLU(t) did everything they could to try and tie up the game.  This was a huge win for the girls as SLU(t) is ranked 6th in the nation and is in first place in ECAC play.  The girls will play this weekend at Cheel as they face Union and RPI. 

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