RPI Wins for Oates on Black Friday, Loses to Nationally-Ranked St. Lawrence
RPI split two penalty-filled games at Houston Field House this weekend. On "Black Friday", the Engineers scored five power play goals to beat Clarkson 5-3. The game featured a ceremony honoring Adam Oates, the inaugural member of the RPI Hockey Ring of Honor. It also included a silent auction of the black RPI jerseys worn by the men's hockey team in this game only.
As you can imagine, a large, enthusiatic crowd turned out; Attendance was 4,980, just below a sell-out.
On Saturday night, St. Lawrence rallied from a 2-1 deficit to beat RPI 3-2. Going into the weekend, St. Lawrence was ranked 13th in the USCHO/CSTV Division I Men's Hockey Poll, but lost to Union College on Friday night 6-5 before beating RPI for the weekend split.
Nick Economakos had one goal and four assists for the weekend. Kirk MacDonald scored three goals and one assist. Kevin Croxton had one goal and three assists.