Dartmouth can't cash in chances in loss to No. 10 Clarkson

Dartmouth can't cash in chances in loss to No. 10 Clarkson

HANOVER, N.H. – A night after controlling play and getting all the bounces, the Dartmouth men's hockey team could not seem to get anything to go its way in a 2-0 home loss to No. 10 Clarkson on Saturday evening.
 
The shots that went in on Friday against St. Lawrence found no space against the Golden Knights (17-7-0, 8-4-0 ECAC) as junior netminder Jake Kielly stopped all 31 he faced to earn his fifth shutout of the season.
 
The Big Green (8-10-2, 7-5-1 ECAC) finished with a 31-21 edge in shots on goal, but a first-period tally from Haralds Egle was all the visiting team would need on this night at Thompson Arena. Egle ripped a wrist shot over the shoulder of Dartmouth's Adrian Clark just 5:10 into the contest for what proved to be the game winner.
 
A third-period score from Connor McCarthy at 15:37 was the insurance marker the 10th-ranked Golden Knights needed to give themselves breathing room as the Green and White desperately were searching for the equalizer.
 
Dartmouth had its chances in the final minutes, but loose pucks and scrums in front of Kielly never amounted to anything on the scoreboard for the home team as the seconds ticked away to all zeroes.
 
This was the first meeting of the year between these two teams, who will play again in Potsdam on Friday, Feb. 15.
 
The Big Green are on the road for just one game next weekend, traveling to Harvard on Friday night for a 7:30 p.m. tilt with the Crimson in a game that will air on NESN.