St. Lawrence Falls to Clarkson in Lake Placid

St. Lawrence Falls to Clarkson in Lake Placid

After the St. Lawrence men's hockey team took a 2-1 lead late in the first period, Clarkson scored five unanswered goals, as the Saints fell 6-2 in a non-conference tilt at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, New York on Saturday night. With the loss the Saints fall to 2-10, while Clarkson improves to 7-4 overall.

Michael Laidley and David Jankowski scored for St. Lawrence, with Michael Ederer picking up assists on both goals. Kaden Pickering also recorded an assist for the Saints.

It was a fluke goal credited to Grant Cooper in the latter part of the second period that gave Clarkson a 3-2 lead and shifted momentum towards the Golden Knights. Cooper finished with two goals, while a trio of Clarkson players picked up a pair of assists.

After Clarkson took a 1-0 lead at the 4:46 mark of the first period, Laidley pulled the Saints even with his first of the season just over two minutes later as he beat netminder Jake Kielly with a rip from the bottom of the left circle on the blocker side.

Pickering earned the primary assist on the goal after a hardworking shift in which he almost snuck one in on the near post with a sneaky quick shot from just above where Laidley was able to finish from.

Later in the period, Jankowski bested Kielly after an incredible individual effort to split a pair of defenders and slide a shot along the ice on the near side to give the Saints their first of the game with a 2-1 advantage.

That lead lasted less than three minutes before Haralds Egle scored on the power play for Clarkson to even things at 2-2 at the 19:25 mark of the first.

After a solid start to the second period on both sides of the ice, Clarkson got a bounce off the end boards after the puck was sandwiched between players, popped up and over the cage, off the back of Saints' starter Emil Zetterquist and in for a 3-2 lead in favor of the Golden Knights.

Clarkson added another three minutes later at the 18:26 mark of the middle frame when Aaron Thow buried a rebound for a 4-2 lead heading into the third period.

The Golden Knights went on to add two more goals, including Cooper's second of the night, in the first five minutes of the third period to push to the eventual 6-2 margin.

Zetterquist finished with 27 saves in just over 44 minutes played in the loss. He was relieved by senior Arthur Brey after Clarkson's sixth goal – Brey finished with nine saves in 15:50 between the pipes.

Jake Kielly made 18 saves in the win for the Golden Knights.

Clarkson outshot the Saints 42-20 on Saturday night and finished 1-for-5 on the power play, while the Saints went 0-for-3.

St. Lawrence will return to ECAC Hockey action next weekend, hosting Yale and Brown on November 30 and December 1.