Before a crowd of 5,500 at Halloween Faceoff in Lake Placid, the Clarkson University Hockey team pulled out a 2-1 overtime triumph against archrival St. Lawrence University in non-conference action in 1980 Herb Brooks Arena Saturday night as freshman Matt Zarbo (Grand Island, NY) tallied the game-winner at 2:36 of the sudden-victory period. Junior Paul Karpowich (Thunder Bay, ONT) was solid in goal with a 34-save effort to notch his 19th career victory.
Zarbo collected his second goal of the season, knocking in a rebound off of rookie defenseman David Pratt’s (Napanee, ONT) shot at the top of the crease to lift the Golden Knights to their fourth win of the season. Junior Nick Tremblay (Candiac, QUE) also assisted.
After a scoreless first period, Clarkson took the initial lead at 7:55 of the middle frame. Skating shorthanded, junior Corey Tamblyn (Bobcaygeon, ONT) started the play when he blocked a shot at the Knights’ blueline and fed a pass to junior Jake Morley (Ogdensburg, NY), who broke in alone and lifted in his third goal of the season, and Clarkson’s second shorthanded goal of the year.
The Saints came back to tie the game late in the period when Max Mobley punched in a rebound off of Matt Raley’s shot at 15:06.
After both teams failed to covert in the third period for their second goal, despite three power-play chances apiece, the Knights came out strong in the overtime session to post their 112th all-time victory over their North Country rivals.
St. Lawrence, who remained winless on the year at 0-4-3, outshot Clarkson 35-23, but the Green and Gold had all four shots in the extra session.
Clarkson was 0-of-6 on the power play, while the Saints went 0-of-8 on the man-advantage.
The Knights, at 4-2-1, begin ECAC Hockey play this coming weekend when they open a five-game home stand at Cheel Arena, hosting central New York rivals Colgate and Cornell.