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Clarkson women head to Frozen Four (video)

First published: March 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Last modified: March 19, 2014 at 2:48 pm
CAP CAREY, WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
Clarkson's women's hockey team poses fora team photo at a fan rally before heading on a bus to travel to the Frozen Four at Quinnipiac University.

The Clarkson University women's hockey team has boarded a bus and is on the way to Hamden, Conn. to play in the program's first Frozen Four this weekend.

Clarkson (29-5-5) will meet Mercyhurst (24-8-4) in a national semifinal at 8 p.m. Friday night. The first semifinal, which begins at 5 p.m., features two-time defending national champion Minnesota (37-1-1) against WCHA foe Wisconsin (28-7-2). The national championship game is at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Here's a look at Clarkson as it prepares for the weekend:

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Cornell Wins Series in Overtime (video)

First published: March 16, 2014 at 11:00 pm
Last modified: March 16, 2014 at 11:30 pm

Clarkson saw its season come to an end Sunday night when Cornell's Brian Ferlin scored 12 minutes, 32 seconds into overtime to give the Big Red a 1-0 win in game three of an ECAC Hockey quarterfinal series at Lynah Rink.

The winning goal

Clarkson (21-17-4) had a few chances to score in regulation but were thwarted by Ithaca native Andy Iles, playing in his final game in Lynah Rink.

Iles robs Troy Josephs

Clarkson flurry late in second period

Here are the post-game interviews.

Clarkson coach Casey Jones

Clarkson's Paul Geiger

Cornell assistant Ben Syer

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Special Teams Helps Clarkson Tie Series (Video)

First published: March 15, 2014 at 10:00 pm
Last modified: March 15, 2014 at 10:52 pm

Clarkson (21-16-4) scored two power-play goals and killed five penalties to defeat Cornell 4-1 in game two of a best-of-three ECAC Hockey quarterfinal series Saturday night at Lynah Rink.

The Golden Knights forced a decisive game three at 7 p,m. Sunday against the Big Red (16-9-5), with the winner advancing to Lake Placid for a semifinal game Friday.

Clarkson struck first at 7 minutes of the first period with a power-play goal from Jeff DiNallo.

Cornell had a chance to tie the game on a shorthanded breakaway attempt by Jeff Kubiak with 2:12 left in the first period, but Golden Knights goalie Steve Perry robbed him with a glove save.

Perry's save

Clarkson extended the lead to 2-0 at 5:52 of the second period when sophomore Christian Powers scored the first goal of his career.

James de Haas made it 3-0 with a power-play goal at 7:33 of the second period.

de Haas goal

Cornell cut the lead to 3-1 at 11:09 of the second period with a goal from Patrick McCarron, but Clarkson ended the scoring on an empty-net goal from Jarrett Burton with 7.4 seconds remaining.

Here are the postgame interviews:

Clarkson coach Casey Jones

Cornell coach Mike Schafer

Christian Powers

Paul Geiger

James de Haas

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Iles Leads Big Red in Game One (video)

First published: March 14, 2014 at 10:00 pm
Last modified: March 14, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Cornell senior goalie Andy Iles stopped 28 of 29 shots to lead the Big Red to a 2-1 win over Clarkson in the opening game of a best-of-three ECAC Hockey quarterfinal series Friday night at Lynah Rink.

Clarkson (20-16-4 overall) needs to win game two at 7 p.m. tonight to force a deciding game at 7 p.m. Sunday.

The Big Red (16-8-5) took a 2-0 lead on the Golden Knights. Kirill Gotovets scored on a rebound at 11 minutes, 33 seconds of the first period and Joakim Ryan scored during a major power-play at 2:31 of the second.

Ryan's Goal

Clarkson's only goal came at 14:49 of the second period when freshman Jordan Boucher was pulled down from behind on a breakaway attempt and then scored on a penalty shot.

Boucher's Goal

Steve Perry finished with 31 saves for Clarkson.

Here are the postgame interviews:

Clarkson coach Casey Jones

Cornell coach Mike Schafer

Clarkson's Ben Sexton

Clarkson's Jarrett Burton

Cornell's Joakim Ryan

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