RPI Splits with North Country Foes
Rensselaer "welcomed" Clarkson and St. Lawrence to the Fieldhouse over the weekend, and split the two game series. On Friday, Clarkson beat RPI 2-1, overcoming the suspension of their head coach, Mark Morris. To read the news accounts, the controversy over Morris' conduct at a team practice last week was the focus of Friday night's game.
Clarkson jumped out to a 2-0 lead early, and shut out RPI for the last 44 minutes of the game. Mikael Hammarstrom got the only goal for the Engineers, and Kevin Kurk made 27 saves.
In the Saturday night contest, Rensselaer came back from a 1-0 deficit after being shutout for 43 minutes and beat St. Lawrence 2-1. Freshman Kevin Croxton scored both goals and Nathan Marsters made 34 saves to lead RPI to victory.
With the split, RPI moves to 5-5 overall and 1-1 in the ECAC.