RPI Swept on North Country Trip
Dave Aiello wrote, "The North Country Trip is fraught with peril for every team in the ECAC. Only the very best teams in league history have gone up to Canton and Potsdam expecting to sweep. So, it should not be a surprise to Engineers fans that RPI did not come out of this weekend with two wins. But, no one ever wants to get swept, and that's exactly what happened to Rensselaer this weekend."
"By all accounts, RPI played pretty well on Friday night. The team was able to battle back in the third period, against a St. Lawrence team that has been tough all year. Matt Murley tied the game with 1:03 left in regulation, while Nathan Marsters was on the bench in favor of a sixth skater. But the game was put out of reach in overtime, when Blair Clarance backhanded the puck off Marsters glove and into the net. The final score was St. Lawrence 4, RPI 3."
"Saturday night, the Engineers went to Cheel Arena looking for a weekend-salvaging win. This is not an easy place to play, no matter what kind of season Clarkson is having. In spite of Conrad Barnes' first collegiate goal which openened the scoring, RPI gave up three unanswered goals and lost to Clarkson 3-1."