WORCESTER, Mass. – Nick Tremblay netted two goals for the Golden Knights as the Holy Cross men's hockey team fell to Clarkson, 5-0, on Sunday afternoon at the Hart Center in non-conference action. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 5-7-0 overall, while the Golden Knights improve to 8-5-3 overall. This was the first ever meeting between these two programs.
The Golden Knights scored early in the first period, as right wing Tremblay buried a shot in the upper left corner of the net at 3:19. The goal was assisted by Louke Oakley and Sam Labrecque. In the first period both Holy Cross and Clarkson were scoreless on the power play, 0-1 and 0-2, respectively.
Just 63 seconds into the second period, Clarkson struck again with an unassisted goal from defenseman Andrew Himelson. The teams ended the period with Clarkson up 2-0.
At 6:54 of the third period, Tremblay picked off a pass at center ice, giving the senior assistant captain a breakaway to the net for his second goal of the contest. At 11:49, Corey Tamblyn added another goal for the Golden Knights, assisted by Will Frederick. Clarkson made it 5-0 just 1:03 later, as Patrick Marsh found the net for his first career goal, netting the pass from Jarrett Burton and James Howden at 12:52.
For the game, Clarkson outshot Holy Cross 33-27. Both teams remained scoreless on the power play each going 0-2. Junior goalie Thomas Tysowsky (Amherst, N.Y.) recorded 28 saves for the Crusaders and falls to 2-2-0 on the season. Clarkson goalie Paul Karpowich earned the shutout with 27 saves, improving to 8-5-3.
The Crusaders return to action on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, when they take on Atlantic Hockey opponent Canisius at the Hart Center in Worcester, Mass. Friday's game starts at 7:00 p.m., while Saturday's game begins at 3:00 p.m.