Clarkson Wins 4th Straight Behind Strong Outing by Freshman Class

Clarkson University Men's Hockey's Class of 2020 came through in a big way on Friday night at Cheel Arena, helping the Golden Knights earn a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Brown for the Green and Gold's fourth straight win.

Freshman Devin Brosseau scored two goals, while classmate Haralds tallied the game-winner. Reigning ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week, rookie Jake Kiellyposted 26 saves to backstop Clarkson's second consecutive win at home.

The Knights stand at 7-5-1 overall and are 4-1 in ECAC Hockey play. Clarkson hosts Yale on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

In a fast-paced first period Clarkson grabbed the lead late in the stanza with a pair of freshmen combining for the game's first goal. Nico Sturm, who earned ECAC Hockey Rookie honors this week, picked up as loose puck at his own blueline and skated in on a 2-on-1 with Brosseau. Brosseau took a cross-ice pass from Sturm at the left circle and fired in his second goal of the season with 21 seconds left in the period.

Brown (1-6, 1-4), benefiting from three straight power-play opportunities controlled play in the middle frame and evened the score when the Bears' leading scorer tallied at 9:33.

The Knights went back on top midway through the final frame when Brosseau took a behind-the-net pass from Sturm and connected in front for a power-play marker at 12:44. Freshman linemate Sheldon Rempal also assisted.

The Bears continued to play tough and tied it once again on Tim Lappin's score at 15:19.

Just 28 seconds later, however, Clarkson regained the lead as Egle's took a pass from junior defenseman Kelly Summers and scored in front for his third goal of the season and the game-winner. Senior Troy Josephs started the play, stealing the puck at center ice.

Brown outshot the Knights 28-24. Tim Ernst made 21 saves for the Bears.

Clarkson was 1-of-5 on the power play and killed off all six of Brown's man-advantage chances.