Niagara Opens 3-0 Lead In Win Over Clarkson
The Clarkson Golden Knights dropped a 4-1 men's hockey nonleague road game at Niagara to fall to 2-2 on the season on Wednesday.
Niagara had great pressure to start the game, which led to a 15-6 shot advantage in the first period. Goals by Cox and Pineo gave the Purple Eagles a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes of play.
The Purple Eagles jumped out to a 3-0 lead early in the second period on a goal by Jack Billings. The Knights got a 5 min Power Play which didn't generate many chances until 3 freshman combined for a goal late in the man advantage. Jordan Power got his first of his career at 16:58 of the second period with an assist to Alex Campbell and Noah Beck.
The third period was quiet until Niagara's Carter Randklev was left alone in front to tap in a centering feed at the 16:00 mark. The Knights pulled their goalie with just under 2 min, but were not able to generate a goal.
The Knights attempted 59 shots to Niagara's 47, but with 20 blocks by the Purple Eagles, they ended up winning the shots on goal battle, 31 to 24.
Senior goaltender, Kris Oldham, made 27 saves on 31 shots. Clarkson was 1 for 3 on the power play and did not give up a goal on their 2 penalty kill situation.
The Knights will head back west on I-90 on the weekend as they picked up games at Mercyhurst on Saturday (5:00 pm) and Sunday (4:00 pm). Games can be heard on B99.3.