Knights Get 1-0 Win
NEW HAVEN, Conn – The game of hockey has always come down to taking advantage of your chances. The Yale men's hockey team had 22 chances to find the back of the net and couldn't as it fell to the Clarkson Golden Knights, 1-0, in ECAC action at Ingalls Rink.
Ironically, the Golden Knights won the game on there last chance as Jarrett Burton sent a rebound past Bulldog stopper Jeff Malcolm (Lethbridge, AB) with just 2:09 left in regulation. Burton picked up a rebound off of Malcolm's pads and sent it into the back of the net on the stick side of the fallen goaltender. Will Frederick took the original shot for the visitors.
"We played pretty well, but not well enough," Yale's Malcolm G. Chace head coach Keith Allain said. "All game long Clarkson defended fairly well. As a result we turned the puck over way too often. At the end of the day, that is what cost us."
Clarkson (1-4-3, 1-0-0 ECAC) freshman goalie Greg Lewis recorded his first shutout in the nets, stopping 22 shots, including 14 in the second period. In that frame, Lewis made his best saves on Bulldog defensemen as Colin Dueck (Calgary, AB) and freshman Rob O'Gara (Nesconset, NY). Dueck shot a puck that Lewis got just enough of the pads on to force wide while O'Gara let a slapper go from inside the circle just off Lewis' shoulder.
Malcolm turned aside 27 of 28 shots, including 10 of 11 in the final period.
Both teams had opportunities on the power play. Clarkson was 0-for-4 while Yale went 0-for-3. Both teams had five shots on goal with the advantage. In the third period, the Bulldogs had a man-advantage and had five shots blocked.
Yale (2-2-1, 1-2-0 ECAC), returns to action on Saturday night against the St. Lawrence Saints. The puck will drop at 7:00 pm at Ingalls Rink in New Haven.
Recap filed by Bill Garfield
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