Clarkson Hosts Men's Hockey in ECAC First-Round Series
| ECAC First-Round Series • No. 12 Princeton at No. 6Clarkson
||Cheel Arena - Potsdam, N.Y. l Tickets
|Gametime||Friday, March 7 at 7 p.m.|
|Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m.|
|Sunday, March 9 at 7 p.m. (if necessary)|
|Game Coverage||Live Video ($9) l Live Stats
|Twitter: @PUTigers l @ClarksonUSports|
|Series Info||Record: Clarkson leads 76-28-5 (began 1927-28)|
|Streak: 5 Clarkson wins
|Records||Princeton (5-24, 4-18/12th); Clarkson (18-14-3, 11-9-2/6th)
|Princeton||Roster l Schedule l Stats l @PUhockey l Game Notes
||Roster l Schedule l Stats l @ClarksonHockey l Games Notes
PRINCETON, N.J. (3/5/14) - The Princeton men's hockey team takes on Clarkson in the ECAC Tournament first-round series at Cheel Arena this weekend. In a best-of-three series, the No. 12 Tigers will play No. 6 Clarkson on Friday, March 7 at 7 p.m,, Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 9 at 7 p.m. (if necessary).
Tickets are $13 for reserved seating, $10 for general admission and can be purchased online. The series will also be web streamed.
Note: Fans attending the games please be aware that Clarkson is also hosting the ECAC Women's Championship on Saturday and Sunday.EYE ON THE TIGERS
Princeton enters the postseason with a 5-24 overall record and a 4-18 ECAC record as the No. 12 seed in the tournament. Senior Andrew Ammon leads the team in scoring with 10 goals and 10 assists for 20 points. Classmate Andrew Calof has the most assists on the team with 15 while adding three goals for 18 points in 19 games played. Ryan Siiro leads the freshman class in scoring with 12 points on five goals and seven assists. Junior Tucker Brockett chips in 11 points while senior defender Alec Rush, senior Jack Berger and sophomore Jonathan Liau contribute 10 points apiece. Senior Sean Bonar and freshman Colton Phinney has split time in net. Bonar has an .888 save percentage and a 4.00 goals against average, while Phinney has an .895 save percentage and a 3.85 GAA. Bonar was in goal for Princeton 4-3 loss to Clarkson Feb. 8, while Phinney was in goal for last weekend’s 3-1 game.
THE PRINCETON/CLARKSON SERIES
Clarkson owns a 76-28-5 record in the series since the teams first meeting during the 1927-28 season. The Golden Knights have won the last five games of the series. Senior Andrew Calof has eight points on one goal and seven assists in the series, while senior Andrew Ammon has five points on four goals and one assist. Freshman Colton Phinney played in goal against Clarkson last Friday and allowed three goals on 30 shots. Senior Sean Bonar has faced Clarkson six times. He is 2-3 in the series with a 2.65 GAA and a .915 save percentage.
MEETING IN THE PLAYOFFS
• This is the second first-round series between Princeton and Clarkson, since the current format of the ECAC Tournament in 2002-03.
• Clarkson is 6-1 against Princeton in the ECAC playoffs. The teams met in the first round in 2003, quarters in 2000, the semifinal in 1999 and 1997 and the championship in 1998.
• Clarkson is 4-0 against Princeton at Cheel Arena Rink; and 2-1 on neutral ice during the playoffs.
• Princeton’s lone win over Clarkson in the ECACs was for the 1998 Championship in Lake Placid. Princeton won 5-4 in double overtime.
SCOUTING THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS
Clarkson is on a three-game unbeaten streak after last weekend’s win over Princeton and a 1-1 tie with Quinnipiac. The Golden Knights are 18-14-4 overall and 11-9-2 in the league and are receiving votes in the latest USCHO poll. Senior Allan McPherson leads the team in scoring on 12 goals and 14 assists for 26 points. The team is without Ben Sexton (BOS) who suffered an upper-body injury on Feb. 8 at Princeton and hasn’t returned to the lineup since. Adding to the team’s offense is sophomore Jeff DiNallo and seniors Will Frederick and Jarrett Burton. All three had two-point games against Princeton last weekend have 20, 19 and 18 respectively overall. Freshman Steve Perry and sophomore Greg Lewis have split time in goal and have each faced Princeton this season. Lewis was in goal last weekend and has a 2.53 GAA and an .898 save percentage. Perry who was in goal in for Princeton 4-3 loss in early February has a .907 save percentage and a 2.31 GAA.