I had no expectation to win today's basketball game, but I thought all along that tonight's hockey game would be our saving grace. No such luck. Clarkson improved to 10-0-0 all time against Boston College (wow!) with a 4-2 win tonight in Potsdam. Kiss our momentum buh-bye.
Nate Gerbe opened up the scoring with a breakaway goal in the first and all looked well. Clarkson got the goal back late in the period, and then scored two straight in the 2nd to make it 3-1. Ben Ferriero scored a sweet goal halfway through the 2nd to cut the lead to 1, but that was as close as BC would get. Clarkson stifled BC down the stretch and looked to be the better team on the night.
It was a very chippy, physical game with lots of penalties and lots of extracurricular activity after the whistle. BC kind of initiated a lot of that garbage in an attempt to set the tone in the game, but were unable to get Clarkson off of their game.
There's no shame in losing to a quality team like Clarkson, but it plants that seed of doubt about whether the recent hot streak was because of how good BC is or how bad the competition was. It should be interesting to see how the team recovers against Vermont later on this week.
Upcoming men's hockey games:
Wed 1/9 vs. Vermont
Fri 1/11 vs. Vermont
Fri 1/18 @ UMass-Lowell
Sat 1/19 vs. Boston University
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