HAMDEN, Conn. — The Clarkson University men’s hockey team started strong and then held off a Quinnipiac rally to edge the Bobcats, 3-2, in an ECAC Hockey game Friday night.

Clarkson (21-6-2 overall, 14-3-0 conference) scored two goals in the first 5 minutes, 59 seconds of the game to take an early lead.

Mathieu Gosselin started things with a goal at 2:12 off passes from Chris Klack and Dustyn McFaul.

The Golden Knights extended the lead to 2-0 on a goal from Anthony Romano, with Zach Tsekos and Connor McCarthy providing assists.

Quinnipiac (17-10-2, 10-5-2) cut the lead to 2-1 with an unassisted goal from Michael Lombardi at 16:32 of the opening period.

The Bobcats tied the game just 2:36 into the third period on a power-play goal from Ethan Leyh.

Quinnipiac controlled play in the second period, outshooting Clarkson 19-6.

But Clarkson scored the go-ahead goal at 14:58 on a shot from Anthony Callin, with McFaul and Gosselin assisting.

The Bobcats outshot Clarkson 12-7 in a scoreless third period and finished with a 41-24 advantage.

Clarkson plays at Princeton tonight.

PRINCETON 6, ST. LAWRENCE 3

St. Lawrence University (3-22-4, 1-15-1) fell deeper into last place in ECAC Hockey after blowing a 2-1 lead against the Tigers in Princeton, N.J.

SLU now trails 11th-place Princeton by four points with 10 possible points left to be earned.

The Saints scored just 1:39 into the game on the first goal of the season by Cameron Buhl.

Princeton (4-16-4, 2-12-3) responded with a goal from Luke Keenan to tie the game 1-1 at 11:04.

The Saints took a 2-1 lead into the second period after Jordan Steinmetz scored at 17:03.

The Tigers took control of the game with a three-goal second period. Liam Grande scored at 3:35, followed by Matthew Thom at 4:39 and then Reid Yochim at 10:19.

Ashton Fry scored for the Saints at 12:15 of the third period, and Luke Keenan and Mark Paolini responded with empty-net goals in the final two minutes.

St. Lawrence plays at Quinnipiac tonight.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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