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You're (most likely) not #1 anymore!

Adam - October 25, 2008 - 3:13 am

The Clarkson Golden Knights opened their first game at Cheel this season tonight in epic fashion. Hosting the newly number one ranked Colorado College Tigers, the Knights took the ice looking to show which team is truly number one. The first game of two between the Knights and Tigers started off with a bang.

 

The game started off extremely fast with end to end action occurring over the first several minutes. Both teams took the ice and played without caution as the defenses were put to test. In net for the Golden Knights stood freshmen standout Paul Karpowich. On the other end, the Tiger’s name was sieve, sometimes referred to as Bachman. Although the first period ended in a scoreless tie, the game had an edge to it that left the sold-out crowd on the ends of their chairs.

 

The second period would turn out different than the first as the scoring opened up. Brandon DeFazio almost ignited a flame under the Knights when he rushed in on a breakaway early in the period. The Tigers’ net-minder had seemed to make a brilliant save but the puck actually ringed right off the crossbar and did not cross the line. For now, the game was still scoreless…until Lauri Tuohimaa solved the sieve. Brandon DeFazio laid out a Tiger defensemen in the offensive zone which led to a turnover. DeFazio collected the puck and fed a wide-open Tuohimaa in front who buried the puck for a 1-0 Golden Knight lead. Following the goal, the Knights played with an edge that the Tiger’s could not solve. Unfortunately, none of the Clarkson power play chances were capitalized on and the game stayed 1-0 until the Tiger’s offense struck. Karpowich let an errant rebound get away from him as Chad Rau snuck in a bad-angle shot to tie the game at 1 apiece. The second period came to a close at a deadlock.

 

Third period got underway in the same manner as the first. End to end action dominated the majority of the game with both teams coming extremely close to taking the lead. In fact, several posts were hit but no pucks crossed the line. Paul Karpowich played like a champion down the stretch as he backstopped the Knights in allowing only 1 goal to sneak by in 33 shots. Again the Knights found themselves outshot by significant margin, having only 22 shots over three periods of play.

 

The game entered into overtime with the arena buzzing. The Knights were looking to upset the Tiger’s run while Colorado College looked to maintain undefeated coming into the match with a record of 4-0. Clarkson took an unnecessary penalty mid-way through the extra session which put the Knights in a situation where they were playing for the tie. Again, Karpowich stepped up huge and did not allow anything to get past him. The Knights ending up having the chance to win the game in the last minute of play. Breaking in on 3-2, Clarkson moved the puck to a wide open forward to ripped a wrister just wide of the net. The rest of the overtime period went uneventful and the game ended in a 1-1 tie. Although this is not a win, the Knights played a very good game defensively in only allowing one goal to the top ranked team in the nation. Clarkson returns to the ice Saturday night on Parent’s Night to seek revenge against the Colorado College Tigers. Puck drops at 7:30.