The Cornell men’s hockey team’s hot start came to a close Saturday night with a 4-0 loss to Clarkson in a battle of top-10 teams at Lynah Rink. The Big Red was the nation’s final team to suffer its first loss after the program’s best start in 36 years.
Clarkson (10-3-1, 6-0 ECAC Hockey), which entered the weekend ranked seventh and eighth in the two major national college hockey polls and boasted the nation’s best combined special teams percentage, took advantage of severe penalty trouble from #5/6 Cornell (7-1, 5-1). The Big Red entered the game having surrendered just two power-play goals in its first seven games, but it yielded two more on Saturday. Read More