No. 7 Clarkson, SLU Host Cornell, Colgate
Ted for the fifth current longest winning streak in the country, Clarkson returns to Cheel Arena this weekend for the always tough series against Central NY rivals Cornell and Colgate. Both games are 7:00 p.m. starts. St. Lawrence University will also host Cornell and Colgate this weekend. Guided by ninth-year Head Coach Casey Jones, Associate Head Coach Josh Hauge and Assistant Coach Mike Towns, the Golden Knights have won their last four games to improve to 7-2-1 overall, This past weekend in the Capital District, the Green and Gold skated past Union 5-1 and edged Rensselaer 2-1 to earn a road sweep to start ECAC Hockey play. Clarkson began its current winning ways with a two-game, non-league overtime sweep of St. Lawrence (4-3 ot, 3-2 ot) in Potsdam on November 1-2. Clarkson is ranked 7th in the national polls. • Clarkson's offense is tied for 21st in the nation in scoring, averaging 3.00 goals per game. The Golden Knights are receiving a balanced effort with 12 players scoring goals and 20 of the 22 skaters recording at least one point. • In the weekend sweep at Union and RPI, seven different players accounted for all seven Clarkson goals and 14 Knights picked up at least one point. • Seven gamewinners by seven different Golden Knights to start the season. Sophomore Chris Klack with his first goal of the season in the win at Union, and Captain Devin Brosseau with the second goal in the victory at RPI are the latest Clarkson players to put their name in GWG column. • Playing in eight games, Brosseau is averaging 1.38 points per game (Tied for 28th in the nation) with 11 points, including a team-high seven assists. Since missing the opening two games with an injury, the left wing has recorded all his points over the last seven games. ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year last season and a graduate student this year, Brosseau is closing in on the century mark with 94 points on 36 goals and 58 assists through 124 games. • Sophomore center Josh Dunne shares the Clarkson scoring lead with Brosseau, also recording 11 points on a team-high five goals to go along with six assists. Dunne was named ECAC Hockey Player of the Month for October. • Haralds Egle, the team leader in plus/minus at +7, has tallied three goals and five assists. The senior right wing has recorded 81 career points on 33 goals and 48 assists through 113 games. • A Clarkson assistant captain, Greg Moro had a strong weekend on the blueline, helping to lead the Golden Knights to a sweep on the road in their league openers. The senior defenseman was the only Knight to record points in both games with a pair of assist each night. He backboned the Green and Gold defensively as Clarkson held both Union (20) and RPI (19) to limited shots. Moro finished +4 on the weekend along with two block shots. • Frank Marotte, the graduate transfer form Robert Morris has certainly made a big impression for the Golden Knights in the crease. Marotte, who was named ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Month for October, has continued his standout play into November Having played every minute in the Clarkson goal, Marotte posts a .938 save percentage, (eighth in the nation), and a 1.88 goals against average (13th in the country). Marotte allowed just two goals on 39 shots (.949 sv%) in the weekend Capital District sweep. He has played the most minutes overall (604:53) of all ECAC Hockey goaltenders. • With two goals over the past three games, Anthony Romano is the only Golden Knight to score in multiple games during that span. The 2019 Arizona Coyotes leads Clarkson's freshman class in scoring with four goals and five points. He scored the Knights' third goal in Friday's win at Union. • Clarkson is second in the country for combined specialty teams play, (47-77, 61%) boosted by the Knights' 3rd-ranked shorthanded effort. Clarkson has allowed just two power-play goals on 44 opponent man-advantage opportunities (95.5%). The Knights have killed off 25 straight. Providence was the last team to connect on the man-advantage, scoring with just 14 seconds left in their final power play on October 19. • The Knights are 6-0-0 when leading through two periods this season and 49-2-3 when holding the lead through 40 minutes since the 2017-18 campaign. • Clarkson has gotten off to solid starts, netting the first goal in eight of 10 games while outscoring the opponents 9-3 through the opening 20 minutes. Grant Cooper and Haralds Egle both scored just 89 seconds into the wins at Union and RPI, respectively. Clarkson is 7-0-1 when scoring first. • The Knights have also been strong in the third period with a 12-7 goal differential. The Green and Gold have been outscored 9-7 in the middle frame. • After being out shot in each of its first six games, the Knights have held the shot advantage in each of the past four games - all Clarkson wins. Clarkson only allowed 39 shots on goal total this past weekend. • Clarkson is 3-1 in home games and 4-1-1 on the road. • In its 98th season, Clarkson boasts 74 winning campaigns and a 1,469-875-163 all-time record for a .618 winning percentage since 1920-21. • Left wing Devin Brosseau, a graduate student who was named ECAC Hockey's Student-Athlete of the Year in 2019, will serve as the Knights' captain for the second straight season. Acting as Clarkson assistant captains are senior defensemen Greg Moro and Jordan Schneider and sophomore center Josh Dunne. • Four current Golden Knights have been selected in the NHL Draft. Junior Kris Oldham – 2015 by Tampa Bay (6th round, 153 overall), sophomore Nick Campoli – 2017 by Las Vegas (6th, 158), freshman Dustyn McFaul – 2018 by Boston (6th, 181) and freshman Anthony Romano – 2019 by Arizona (6th, 176). • Clarkson Men's and Women's Hockey will host Special Hockey Fights Cancer Games this Friday against Mercyhurst (Women) and Cornell, thanks to a partnership with Hockey Fights Cancer, the American Cancer Society and with CAC (Colleges Against Cancer), a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to finding a cure for cancer by working to implement the programs and mission of the American Cancer Society. Notable initiatives are the Breast Cancer Awareness Month and also the Relay For Life that takes place here at Clarkson every year. These cancer awareness games will celebrate cancer survivors and raise donated funds for the American Cancer Society's mission to save lives from cancer. All students, their families and community members are invited to attend the game, wear purple, lavender, pink or baby blue in support of the cause, make a donation, and learn more about ways to reduce their risks and the importance of detecting cancer early. Upon donation, you will receive raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes such as purple hockey sticks signed by your favorite players and much more! Scouting Cornell Third/fourth-ranked Cornell enters the weekend as one of the top teams in the country at a perfect 4-0 to start their season. The Big Red have outscored their opponents 19-7 and ranked second in the country in scoring offense (4.75 GPG) and fifth in scoring defense (1.75 GPG). Their power play is ranked second in the country, clicking at 40% (8-20). Cornell skated past Brown (4-1) and Yale (6-2) this past weekend at Lynah Rink to open ECAC Hockey play. The Big Red posted a weekend sweep at Michigan State (3-2, 6-2) on November 1-2 to open their 2019-20 campaign. Scouting Colgate Colgate travels to the North Country with a 2-5-3 overall record and a 1-1 league mark. The Raiders, who play St. Lawrence at SUNY Canton on Friday, split at home last weekend. On Friday, Colgate edged Yale 2-1 before falling to Brown 4-1. The Raiders enjoyed a solid series at nationally-ranked UMass Lowell on October 18-19 with a 4-3 overtime win and a 0-0 tie against the River Hawks. Colgate also skated to a 3-3 tie at Top-10 ranked Providence on November 1. The Series: Cornell is the Knights' oldest current rival having first played during the 1922-23 campaign with the teams battling to a 0-0 tie in Ithaca. The Big Red lead the rivalry against the Knights 67-56-17. Clarkson is coming off one of the biggest wins in the series, a 3-2 overtime victory in last year's ECAC Hockey Championship Tournament on March 23 in Lake Placid. The Big Red took three of four points during the regular season with a 5-0 victory in Ithaca on February 9, which snapped a five-game regular-season winless streak (0-2-3) against the Green and Gold. The teams battled to a 2-2 tie in Potsdam on March 2 with Josh Dunne scoring late in regulation, forcing the tie and denying Cornell's bid for the league's regular season title. The Knights shut out Cornell in both meetings during the 2017-18 campaign en route to earning three of four ECAC Hockey points. The Green and Gold skated to a 4-0 victory at Lynah Rink on November 18, 2017 and battled to 0-0 tie in Potsdam on February 9, 2018 for their 15th whitewash all-time against the Big Red. Clarkson holds a 13-8-9 advantage over Cornell at Cheel Arena. Devin Brosseau has a team-high eight points (4-4) in the series. Clarkson has won four straight over the Raiders to improve its record to 88-53-18 in the all-time series, which began during the 1927-28 campaign. The Knights earned a 2-1 victory in Hamilton, NY in the first meeting last year on February 9 and rallied for a 3-2 win at Cheel on March 1. Clarkson took three of four points during the regular season in 2017-18, winning 5-2 on the road and skating to a 4-4 tie in Potsdam. Clarkson also knocked off Colgate in the 2018 ECAC Hockey playoffs, winning a quarterfinal-round series at Cheel Arena 2-1 (1-2, 3-0, 5-1) on March 9-11. Clarkson holds a slim three-game edge (15-12-9) over Colgate at Cheel Arena. The Raiders' last regular-season victory in the series was a 3-2 triumph on January 21, 2017 in Hamilton. Haralds Egle has a team-high six points (4-2) through nine games of the series. Jack Jacome has four points (1-3), while Greg Moro has tallied three assists.