The Golden Knights (0-4-1) are beginning a stretch where they will play nine of their next 11 games away from Cheel Arena.
Clarkson is still looking for its first win of the season and after this weekend's two-game nonconference set at Canisius (3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday), Clarkson will open ECAC Hockey competition on the road against Yale and Brown.
Clarkson went 0-1-1 last weekend at home against Niagara. The Golden Knights lost 2-0 on Friday, despite outshooting Niagara 44-21, and Clarkson squandered an early 3-0 lead Saturday and had to settle for a 4-4 tie.
Head coach Casey Jones
This week's videos feature three Golden Knight forwards, a junior, a sophomore and a freshman.
First up is junior Mike Garlasco, who has played in all five games this season and has found a regular role after playing in just 27 overall games his first two years, partly due to battling with injuries.
Garlasco has not scored this season, but he has drawn penalties, including a major on Niagara last weekend and he has a plus-one rating.
Sophomore Patrick Marsh has gotten off to a much different start than his freshman year, where he was not chosen to dress for the first 10 games. After that stretch he became a fixture in the lineup, playing in 26 games and scoring three goals with three assists.
Last weekend Marsh was in Clarkson's top line, which included Allan McPherson and Pat Megannety, for both games. He has already matched his production from last year with three assists.
Last up this week is freshman Simon Bessette, who spent last year playing for the Wellington Dukes of the OJHL. Bessette scored 11 goals with 23 assists in 49 games last season and competed against some of his classmates.
He scored his first career goal in Clarkson's opener at Colorado College.
A look at Canisius
The Golden Griffins, a member of Atlantic Hockey, have gotten off to a somewhat similar start to Clarkson, with a 1-4-1 overall record, not including a 5-2 exhibition loss to the University of Ottawa.
Canisius opened the season in Alaska, as Clarkson did a year ago, and lost 2-0 to Alaska Anchorage before defeating Alaska 3-1 for its only win of the season.
The Golden Griffins lost two games at Western Michigan, tied Air Force 1-1 in their Atlantic Hockey opener and then lost 1-0 at No. 2 Minnesota last weekend.
Canisius has been involved in a lot of low-scoring games, producing only two goals in the last four games, but allowing only seven in the same stretch. Goalie Tony Capobianco has a .944 save percentage.
Here are highlights from Canisius's web site from last week's contests: