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ITHACA - hard-working effort on the road came up short for the Clarkson University Hockey team on Friday night as the Golden Knights fell to nationally-ranked Cornell 3-1 in ECAC Hockey action at Lynah Rink in Ithaca. Clarkson, which lost on the road for the first time since the season-opening weekend at Colorado College, falls to 2-6-5 overall and to 2-2-1 in ECAC Hockey. The Knights play at Colgate on Saturday in a 4:00 p.m. contest at Starr Rink in Hamilton.

e 12th-ranked Big Red (5-3-2, 2-3-2) tough on their home ice, but a pair of power-play goals by the home team in a wild second period proved to be the difference.

After a scoreless opening 20 minutes, Cornell jumped on top in the middle frame. Cole Bardreau tallied the game’s first goal, a power-play marker at 7:55. After a rash of penalties at the 11:13 mark that led to a 10-minute game misconduct penalty to Clarkson’s leading scorer, junior Allan McPherson, Cornell made it 2-0. John Esposito capitalized with a power-play goal at 15:17 for a 2-0 Cornell lead.

The Knights got on the scoreboard early in the third period with sophomore Joe Zarbo’s fourth goal of the season. Zarbo took a perfect pass in front from freshman Pat Megannety and connected for a power-play score at 3:28. Junior Jarrett Burton also assisted.

Clarkson continued to pressure in the final frame, but Cornell was able to seal its second straight win with an empty-net goal by Esposito with 42 seconds remaining.

SLU 4, Colgate 2: Canton’sKyle Flanagan had three assists and Matt Weninger came through with another outstanding effort in goal for SLU on the road over Colgate.

The Saints improved to 5-0-2 on Friday night this season and are now 7-4-2 overall and 1-2-2 in league play. The win also pulled the Saints to within one of the 1,000 victory mark for the program, a milestone which could be reached tonight at Lynah Rink at Cornell.

SUNY Oswego 6, SUNY Potsdam 0: Eli Kim-Swallow scored two goals to lead the top-ranked Lakers past SUNY Potsdam (3-6, 2-5) in a SUNYAC game in Oswego.

Southern NH 6, SUNY Canton 0: Tyler Holske made 28 saves to lead Southern New Hampshire past the Kangaroos (3-10) in a nonconference game in Hooksett, N.H.

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