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Adam - October 18, 2008 - 7:17 pm

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 Rochester. The Knights faced off against the, Reading is Tough (I mean Rochester Institute of T-T-Technology) Tigers on Friday night in a game that would start off the season with a bang. 


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 Niagara looking to start the season fresh at 2-0.