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8 periods later...

Adam - October 26, 2008 - 7:03 pm

The Knights took to the ice again on Saturday night looking to settle the score against the Colorado College Tigers. Tonight’s game was Parent’s Weekend, and oh boy were the parents in for a treat. Coming off a 1-1 tie the night before, the Knights were aided with the return of senior sniper Chris D’Alvise, fresh off a one game suspension from a spearing major against Niagara.


Now if I were to tell you the Knights came out flying, that would be a huge mistake. In fact, the Tigers slipped in a garbage goal just 16 seconds into the game. The puck was centered and legitimately bounced off 27 different skates and into the net. The Knights however, did not allow this to get to them. Just under 6 minutes later, the Knights tied the game off the stick of non other than D’Alvise. Back and forth action ensued the game tying goal as both teams had numerous chances to take the lead. Karpowich again got the nod over Potter; Bachman was back in net for the Tigers. After several penalties from both sides, the period ended without any harm in a 1-1 tie.


The Tigers came out for the second period with more of an edge than the Green and Gold. Just two minutes into the period, Chad Rau gave the Tigers a 2-1 lead. Karpowich stopped an initial shot from the point and believed he had the puck before it popped out behind him. Rau picked up the loose trash and slid the puck into the net before Karpy could cover it back up. Clarkson pressed for the equalizer but came up empty the rest of the period.


Third period underway, the Knights were in desperation mode. Down a goal, Clarkson fought the entire period against both the Tigers and the refs. McDonald and Whitemore gave George Roll a reason to miss the presence of Murphy. Penalty after penalty after penalty after penalty. That is how the third period went. The Knights up a man, to even, to down a man, to playing even, to up a man, to up 2 men and on and on and on. With about ten minutes to go in the period, McDonald stuck the dagger right in the Knights (and all of Cheel Arena’s) heart. With a scramble in front, a Knight player picked up a lose rebound and lifted it up and over the sieve Bachman. Bachman, in the process of attempting to make a ridiculous save, slide the net off the moorings AFTER the puck went into the net. The Knights celebrated the goal as McDonald stood there waving his hands like a little child. Calling no goal, and with Clarkson on the edge of Bonesaw’ing the ref, the play went to the video replay. After about a minute (and a significant amount of money being transferred to McDonald’s bank account courtesy of the Tiger’s coach), the decision was no goal. Play resumed again with the Knights pressing even harder. Several more penalties were called and with Clarkson on a 5x4 power play, Scott Freeman showed old McDonald that his farm does not go E-I-E-I-O. Another scramble in front of the net, Freeman picked up a rebound and flipped it over everybody, including Bachman, to tie the game up at 2 with only 4:28 remaining. Now with all 3392 fans on their feet, the Knights were looking for go-ahead goal with little time remaining. The Tigers stepped up their defense and the period ended in yet another tie. The Knights were going to ovveeerrrrrrrrtime.




For the second night in a row, the Knights and Tigers found themselves playing next goal wins. The extra session started with (SURPRISE) Clarkson taking its tenth penalty of the game. This was soon cancelled out with Colorado’s twelfth penalty of the game. Rufenach wanted to get in on the action in penalties so he also took a penalty a bit later, Clarkson’s eleventh. The Tigers would not have any of that as that had to take the final penalty late in the session to end with thirteen. In all, there were 24 penalties for 48 minutes. The extra session ended scoreless with the Knights and Tigers tying for the second straight night.


Although Clarkson did not win either game this weekend, they showed they can play with ANYONE in the nation. Two ties against the top-ranked team is completely acceptable and should not be looked down upon. The two ties move the Knights record to 1-1-2 with Clarkson returning next weekend to battle Carleton University in an exhibition match.