Clarkson Builds Momentum Sweeping Colgate
A weekend sweep of Colgate was a great way for Clarkson to start the playoff push as they remain in 2nd place and keep the pressure on Quinnipiac and put some distance between themselves and Colgate and SLU. On Sunday the Knights gained a 3-2 win.
The Knights came out with great energy to start and were able to strike mid way through the first period when Nick Campoli scored his 3rd of the season at 9:49. Collilns and Silye were able to get the puck from deep in the Clarkson zone out to a streaking Campoli and he drove the net and was able to tuck home the shot as he cut in front of Raiders goalie, Carter Gylander. The Raiders tied the game heading into the first intermission.
Clarkson took the lead back at 9:21 of the second on the power play as Josh Dunne got his 2nd of the season. Gosselin and Callin assisted on the cross crease feed that Dunne slammed home.
The Knights lead 2-1 heading into the third until Colgate tied the game on a tiped shot at 7:14, but the Knights didn't let that last long as Anthony Callin got his 9th of the season at 9:51. Alex Campbell and Zach Tsekos assisted on the game winner.
The story of the Knight was the Clarkson penalty kill unit. The Knights held Colgate 0 for 5 on the man advantage which included a 5 minute major when Campoli went off for a hit from behind and about 30 seconds of a 5 on 3 midway through the 3rd period.
Ethan Haider made 21 saves on the night and Clarkson was able to generate 21 shots on goal.
Clarkson will finish the regular season with 4 games against St. Lawrence on March 5, 6, 10 & 12.