Knights men's hockey fall at Quinnipiac
The longest ECAC Hockey road trip of the season for the Clarkson University Hockey team started out on a sour note as the Golden Knights fell to Quinnipiac 4-1 at High Point Solutions Arena in Hamden, CT on Friday night.
The Golden Knights, who suffered only their third road loss of the season and first in conference play, travel to New Jersey for Saturday's game at Princeton to close out the weekend. Game time is 7:00 p.m.Clarkson, which has gone 1-2-2 since mid-January, stands at 19-5-3 overall and is in second place in the ECAC Hockey standings at 11-2-2 with seven games remaining in the regular season.
The Knights fell behind early to Quinnipiac (10-13-4, 5-8-2) and could not recover.
The Bobcats got on the scoreboard just two minutes after the opening faceoff on Tanner Macmaster's goal.
Quinnipiac added two more scores in the middle frame with Odeen Tufto and Alex Whelan getting shots by Clarkson sophomore goaltender Jake Kielly (Eden Prairie, MN) to take a 3-0 lead through 40 minutes.
The Knights got on the scoreboard midway through the final frame with a power-play tally from freshman Kevin Charyszyn (Jamison, PA) at 10:23. Freshman Jack Jacome (Caledon, ONT) and senior defenseman Terrance Amorosa (Kirkland, QUE) assisted.
The Bobcats sealed their win with an empty-net goal at 19:55 by Brandon Fortunato.
Clarkson outshot Quinnipiac 26-20. Kielly finished with 16 saves.
The Knights went 1-of-3 on the power play, while Quinnipiac was scoreless in its lone man-advantage opportunity.