Powered by two goals from junior Jarrett Burton (Echo Bay, ONT) and a solid 35-save effort from freshman goaltender Greg Lewis (Mars, PA), the Clarkson University Hockey team extended its unbeaten streak to three games with a 2-2 draw against Canisius College in Buffalo, NY on Sunday afternoon. The Golden Knights have skated to three consecutive ties, but have still come up just short of their ultimate goal – their first victory of the season.
Clarkson, which owns a 0-4-3 overall record, opens ECAC Hockey play this coming weekend on the road, playing at Yale and Brown. Clarkson and Canisius skated to a 3-3 tie on Saturday at the Buffalo State Sports Arena.
The Knights got off to a strong start in the second game of the weekend against the Golden Griffins (1-4-3), out shooting the home team 10-7 in the opening 20 minutes. Canisius, however, took the initial lead on the scoreboard with a power-play goal by Tyler Wiseman at 16:26.
Clarkson controlled play in the second stanza and grabbed a 2-1 lead early in the period as Burton connected twice for his first career multiple-goal game.
Seconds after going on its first power play of the game, the Knights evened the contest when Burton tallied off assists from freshman Christian Finch (Claremont, ONT) and sophomore defenseman James Howden (Edgeley, SASK) on a quick wrist shot from the left circle at 4:50.
Burton scored again, his fourth goal of the year, at 8:21 after junior Will Frederick (Allison Park, PA) won the puck along the boards and fed a perfect pass out front.
The Golden Griffins came back with their second goal at 11:05 with Doug beck netting the tying score.
Canisius outshot the Green and Gold 13-8 in the third period and 4-1 in the five-minute overtime session, but Lewis was on top of his game to keep the score tied through the final 25 minutes of play.
The Golden Griffins held a 37-31 advantage in shots. Both teams were 1-of-2 on the power play.