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Colgate Drops Clarkson Men In Overtime 5-4

Colgate University posted a 5-4 overtime win over Clarkson University in men's hockey action on Wednesday.

In a high-scoring overtime final, the Colgate men's hockey program upset No. 8/9 Clarkson with a 5-4 victory on the road. In the nonconference matchup, 10 different Raiders earned points, including four who earned the first points of their career.

The Knights and Raiders traded goals back and forth over the first two periods, held to a scoreless third, and went into a 3 on 3 OT in which with the teams switching ends. The Golden Knights were caught up in a line change and the Raiders were able to convert with 1:50 left into OT on a rebound in front bny Matt Verboon who scored his second goal of the game.

The Knights struck first on the Power Play when Jack Jacome scored 6 seconds into the man advantage. Colgate struck back quick and then appeared to take the lead on a goal that was reviewed and called back for goaltender interference. Mathieu Gosselin got his 4th of the season and Grant Cooper his 5th of the season to close out the first period tied at 3. Kris Oldham made 6 saves on 9 shots in the first.

The second period started with Ethan Haider in net for the Golden Knights. Colgate took the lead but the Knights answered back when Alex Campbell got his 4th of the season.

Neither team was able to score in the third, so for the second time in three games, Clarkson went to sudden death 3 on 3 overtime.

The key tonight to the OT was puck possession and with the teams switching ends the Knights had a hard time making changes, which lead to 1-1 Colgate's game winner.

Ethan Haider made 15 saves over the 2 periods and OT. Clarkson was 1 for 2 with the Power Play and killed off 3 of 4 chances for Colgate including a 5 on 3.

Carter Gylander came on in the second period for Colgate and stopped all 12 shots he faced. Kris Oldham (6) and Ethan Haider (15) combined for 21 stops for Clarkson (4-3)

The Knights remain in Potsdam for Christmas and will resume play on the 29th when they host Niagara in their final non conference game of the season.

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