Clarkson, predicted to take last in the 12-team ECAC, swept preseason Atlantic Hockey Association favorite and No. 20 Niagara this weekend, winning 2-1 Saturday night and 2-0 Sunday afternoon.
Colorado College travels to Potsdam for nonconference games Oct. 25-26.
The Golden Knights, 9-20-7 last season, was paced by a goal an assist by Joe Zarbo, all in the decisive second period on Sunday. Freshman goalie Steve Perry picked up his first college shutout.
Colgate goalie Steve Mihalik made 28 saves in a 1-0 win Sunday afternoon over visiting Ferris State to garner a nonconference split. Ferris State won 7-4 on Saturday night.
NCHC exhibition roundup
North Dakota 3, Manitoba 0
GRAND FORKS, N.D. –North Dakota scored two goals in the opening period and senior goaltender Clarke Saunders (seven saves) and sophomore goalie Zane Gothberg (10) combined for a shutout as UND downed Manitoba 3-0, in exhibition Sunday night play at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
New Brunswick 2, Denver 1
DENVER – The Denver rally fell short, losing 2-1 to New Brunswick Sunday evening in exhibition play at Magness Arena.
Defenseman Ben Shutron scored a pair of first-period goals. Denver junior forward Daniel Doremus cut UNB’s lead in half midway through the second period with a breakaway short-handed goal after stepping out of the penalty box.
The Pioneers out shot New Brunswick 19-4 in the final frame and 38-21 on the night. Senior goaltender Sam Brittain started and made 15 saves in two periods while freshman Evan Cowley stopped four. Here is the Denver Post’s article.
Two more NCHC teams play exhibition games on Monday when Minnesota-Duluth hosts Lakehead and Nebraska-Omaha takes on Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Both games are at 7:07 p.m. CT.
St. Cloud State’s Joey Benik could have a breakout season.
All 162 regular-season Atlantic Hockey Association games will be shown live and on-demand via the America ONE Sports network.
Subscribers can access every Atlantic Hockey game by going to AmericaOneSports.com through traditional web browsers on either PC or MAC, as well as over their iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices.
Subscribers will be charged the same price for mobile viewing as viewing the games on traditional broadband devices. Day passes are available for $8 for traditional broadband or mobile devices ($9 for both); monthly passes for $30 (an extra $1 per day for both broadband and mobile delivery) and a season pass for $125 (an extra $1 per day for both broadband and mobile delivery). Subscribers are able to watch all games on a given night with the purchase of any of the above passes.
The WCHA package is slightly more.
The Herb Brooks Foundation announced that the Mike Richter Award will be presented this year to the top Division I goaltender.
Here is a prediction concerning the Big 10 league.
Ryan Galt, who has three goals in two USHL games this season, tweeted this: “I am honored to announce my commitment to the University of Nebraska Omaha! Thanks to everyone who has supported me
A broken clavicle sustained last Tuesday is likely to keep Denver forward Zac Larazza sidelined for 4-6 weeks, not 6-8 as feared, coach Jim Montgomery said.