Clarkson Men’s Hockey Downs, 3-1
TROY, NY – Graduate Student Justin addamo scored the tied winning goal and assisted another to lead the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men’s hockey team to a 3-1 victory over Clarkson University on Saturday night at Houston Field House. With the win, the Engineers improve to 5-3-1 overall (3-1-0 Hockey CEAC), while the Golden Knights drop to 4-4-1 (0-2-0 Hockey CEAC).
Addamo (Aurieres, France / Robert Morris University) ended a 1-1 draw at 9:29 of the third period, when he scored the rebound with a top-of-the-right-circle second-year shot. Jack Agnew (Oakville, ON / Boston College). Junior TJ Walsh (Shrewsbury, MA / Northeastern University) started the game carrying the puck into the zone, before allowing a pass to Agnew on point. His shot was stopped by Clarkson sophomore goaltender Ethan Haider (Maple Grove, MN / Sioux City Musketeers), but Addamo cleared the starfruit for his first RPI count.
Less than two minutes later, Walsh got his second assist on the night, when he found junior Zach Doubinski (Highland Park, IL / Omaha Lancers) in front of the net for the scorer. Haider nearly closed his pads in time, but the puck sank to give the Engineers a 3-1 advantage.
Clarkson retired Haider for an additional skater with more than two minutes to go, but the Engineers held on to secure their third win in the last four games.
The Golden Knights opened the scoring at 2:20 pm of the first stanza on rookie Ryan Richardson’s second goal of the season (Stittsville, ON / Fargo Force). Graduate student Jack Jacome (Caledon, ON / Georgetown Raiders) had the only credit score assist.
RPI matched the power play at 12:03 of a second. As of the draw, the Engineers moved the puck to the bottom of the right circle for the graduate students Shane Sellar (Carlisle, PA / Dartmouth College), who passed through the mouth of the goal to junior Ryan mahshie (Stoney Creek, ON / Brooks Bandits) for single arrival. Mahshie’s fourth of the year was only seven seconds away from the power play opportunity.
Graduate student Linden Marshall (Victoria, BC / Trail Smoke Eaters) finished with 21 saves to improve to 5-2-1 this year, while Haider (4-4-1) made 16 saves at the other end of the ice rink. RPI finished 1 for 2 on the power play, while managing to eliminate all three chances for the Golden Knights.
RPI has now won back-to-back games against Clarkson for the first time since 2013, having lost eight straight games in the series.
Engineers are back in action next weekend, during the trip to Colgate and Cornell on Friday (7 p.m.) and Saturday (7 p.m.), respectively. Clarkson is hosting Harvard and Dartmouth next weekend.