Did You Know: The Clarkson Hockey program has amassed 10,001 goals since the 1920-21 season?

Monday, February 20, 2006

Clarkson Takes Two Points, Controls Their Destiny

On Friday, Clarkson's Women's Hockey team skated to a victory over Yale, thanks to another sterling performance by netminder Kira Hurley. In an insane third period where Clarkson's offense fell off of the face of the planet, Clarkson was outshot 16-1, and Hurley stopped them all. Fortunately for the Knights, that one shot was an empty netter to give the Knights a 2-0 victory. Once again the Knights made the most of their opportunities when Jessica Cloutier scored a power play tally in the second, and once again only gave up six minutes of penalties. It was Hurley's nation leading 10th shutout of the season.

Saturday was another story for Hurley and the Knights though, as the Brown Bears mysteriously found some offense and scored three times on six shots, ending Kira's evening. Stephanie Hansen stepped up and stopped the remaining 14 shots, but only Marie-Jo Gaudet could get one of Clarkson's shots by Brown's top goalie and all-name team candidate O'Hara Shipe. Shipe effectively shut down the Knights and eliminating Clarkson from regular season title contention.

Clarkson can now finish anywhere from second to fifth. Clarkson controls their home ice destiny this weekend as they face Harvard and Dartmouth. A Clarkson victory or tie against Harvard at Cheel will seal home ice indefinitely, a Clarkson victory over Dartmouth, along with a Brown or Harvard loss should do the trick as well. Clarkson currently sits in third place, a point ahead of Brown, and two points ahead of Harvard. The top four teams receive home ice in the first round.


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