Roundup: Cornell, Clarkson Fall

College Hockey News from CHN

February 4, 2018
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Umile 4 Wins from 600; PC Stumbles at UVM

CHN Staff Report

Two streaks ended Saturday night in Ithaca.

Rensselaer ended a five-game losing streak by ending Cornell’s 11-game unbeaten run.

The Engineers escaped Lynah Rink with a 2-1 win, withstanding a third-period barrage from Cornell to earn the win.

“They did a good job right from the opening draw,” Cornell coach Mike Schafer said of RPI. “It’s an unfortunate bounce on the first goal with (our defender on the play), he jammed it and it kind of went right back of the net. It seemed to signify what the rest of the night would be like for us.

“RPI played hard throughout the course of the night, and we didn’t respond well it. A little taste of a loss will go a long, long way for this hockey team.”

Goals from Jacob Hayhurst and Brady Wiffen had RPI leading by a pair heading into the final 20 minutes.

Cornell’s Jared Fiegl cut the lead in half midway early in the first, scoring his second goal of the season 1:35 ito the period.

RPI goaltender Linden Marshall was up to the rest, though. He made 11 saves in the third period to protect the lead. For the game, he finished with 29 saves total.

Cornell remains three points clear of second-place Clarkson heading into next weekend’s showdown between the two clubs.

Princeton 4, Clarkson 3

Clarkson is now 1-3-2 in its last six games after its most recent setback. The Golden Knights fell, 4-3, to Princeton Saturday nighty at Hobey Baker Memorial Rink.

The win moves Princeton into a sixth-place tie in the ECAC with Ivy League rival Dartmouth.

Clarkson stays three points back of league leaders Cornell with the loss.

“We lost our way in terms of how we want to play for 60 minutes, and we’re trying to find it back,” Clarkson coach Casey …

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