Clarkson shut out at Union
Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 10:46 pm

The scoring drought continued for the Clarkson University Hockey team in New York's Capital District region on Saturday night as the Golden Knights suffered their second consecutive shutout, falling to Union College 4-0 at Messa Rink in Schenectady.

The Golden Knights, who were blanked 5-0 at Rensselaer on Friday, suffered back-to-back whitewashes for the first time in 11 years. The Green and Gold finished the regular season with a 9-18-7 overall record and tied for ninth in the ECAC Hockey standings with an 8-11-3 league mark.

Clarkson, seeded 10th in the playoffs, will open the conference postseason at Brown next weekend, playing the Bears in a first-round, best-of-three game series.

The Knights were outshot at Union (17-12-5, 10-8-4) by a 46-24 margin. The Dutchmen went 2-of-4 on the power play and killed off the only two chances for Clarkson.

Wayne Simpson tipped in a power-play goal at 17:13 of the first period for the only goal Union would need. Kevin Sullivan scored a second-period tally at 5:27 and added another goal, a power-play marker at 6:24 of the third. Josh Jooris closed out the scoring with the Dutchmen’s fourth goal with 2:40 remaining.

Freshman Greg Lewis (Mars, PA) posted 42 saves, including a career-high 20 stops in the second period. He also turned aside a penalty shot by Jooris with 43 seconds left to play.

Colin Stevens made 24 saves for Union.