No. 3 Clarkson Beats Engineers

No. 3 Clarkson Beats Engineers

TROY, N.Y. – Sophomore Nico Sturm scored a pair of goals to help the third-ranked Clarkson University men's hockey team to a 3-0 victory over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), on Saturday night at the Houston Field House. With the win – their 14th consecutive – the Golden Knights improve to 18-3-1 overall (10-0-0 ECAC Hockey), while the Engineers drop to 4-16-4 (3-8-2 ECAC Hockey).

Senior defenseman Kelly Summers (Golden Lake, ON/Carleton Place Canadians) got the visitors on the board 12:32 of the first period, when scored off a feed from sophomore Sheldon Rempal (Calgary, AB/Nanaimo Clippers). Fellow sophomore Devin Brosseau (St. Lambert, PQ/Nanaimo Clippers) picked up the secondary assist on Summers' third goal of the year.

The Engineers nearly equalized three minutes later, but senior captain Jared Wilson (Calgary, AB/Vernon Vipers) hit the right post with a point shot.

Sturm (Augsburg, Germany/Tri-City Storm) doubled the Clarkson advantage at 10:51 of the second, joining the rush late and ripping a shot past RPI freshman netminder Linden Marshall (Victoria, BC/Trail Smoke Eaters) from between the circles. Rempal led a 2-on-2 break into the zone, before dropping pass off to Sturm, who was trailing on the play. Senior defenseman Terrance Amorosa (Kirkland, PQ/Sioux City Musketeers) also earned an assist on the man-advantage tally.

Rensselaer had its chances to pull within a goal late in the second and into the third, but could not find a way past Golden Knights freshman goalie Nicholas Latinovich (Maple, ON/Georgetown Raiders), who was making his collegiate debut. He finished with 21 saves, including 10 in the third period alone. Marshall at 31 stops at the other end of the ice.

Clarkson added an empty net tally at 19:04, as Sturm broke beyond the last RPI defender and scored from just across the blue line.

The Engineers are back in action next weekend, when they visit Yale and Brown on Friday (7pm) and Saturday (7pm). Clarkson hosts Harvard and Dartmouth next weekend.