Merrimack College Shut Out By Clarkson, 4-0

Merrimack College junior defenseman Aaron Titcomb (pictured)
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 5:18  CLK1-0 PP GW A.J. Fossen (1)Kelly Summers/1, Devin Brosseau/1
1st 7:14  CLK2-0 EV Juho Jokiharju (1)Nico Sturm/1, Devin Brosseau/2
1st 11:53  CLK3-0 SH Brett Gervais (1)Sam Vigneault/2, Greg Moro/1
2nd 15:53  CLK4-0 EV Perry D'Arrisso (1)Greg Moro/2, Troy Josephs/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Merrimack  0000
Clarkson  3104
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Merrimack  99523
Clarkson  919432
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Merrimack (0-2-0)  0/9 10/20 0
Clarkson (2-1-0)  1/9 11/36 1
Merrimack Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Collin Delia (L, 0-1-0)7:142 1001
Drew Vogler52:462 518427
Clarkson Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jake Kielly (W, 2-1-0)59:180 99523
Empty Net0:420     

POTSDAM, N.Y. - The Merrimack College men's ice hockey team was blanked, 4-0, at Clarkson University on Friday night at Cheel Arena.

The Basics

Score: Clarkson 4, Merrimack 0
Records: Merrimack (0-2-0, 0-0-0 HEA) | #RV/-- Clarkson (2-1-0, 0-0-0 ECAC)
Location: Cheel Arena | Potsdam, N.Y.
Attendance: 2461
Game Duration: 2:21

How It Happened

- Each team was awarded an early power play, but Clarkson converted at the tail end of its second man advantage after A.J. Fossen tipped in a shot from the right point to give the hosts an early 1-0 lead at 5:18 of the first.

- Less than two minutes later, the Knights doubled that lead off a giveaway in the defensive zone led to a 2-on-1 rush that ended with Juho Jokiharju finishing off the sequence at 7:14 to make it 2-0 Clarkson.

- Starting goaltender junior Collin Delia (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) was replaced after that goal due to an injury, giving way to sophomore Drew Vogler (Florissant, Mo.).

- Another miscue helped the Golden Knights make it a 3-0 game, as Brett Gervais scored the second shorthanded marker againast Merrimack in as many games at the 11:53 mark of the first to push the lead to three.

- The Warriors had a full five-minute major power play in their favor midway through the second but couldn't capitalize; Clarkson then had nearly four minutes of extended power play time, including two full minutes of a 5-on-3 advantage, but also came up short.

- Clarkson did, however, net its fourth goal of the game after Perry D'Arrisso scored off a turnaround shot from a tough angle at 15:53, giving the home side a 4-0 edge after two periods.

- Despite having another full five-minute major bolstered by 56 seconds of 5-on-3 time during that sequence, Merrimack could not light the lamp in the early goings of the third period.

- Penalties mucked up the later portions of the contest, but the Warriors were kept off the board the rest of the way to suffer their first shutout of the season and first loss against Clarkson in five tries.

Goal Descriptions

CU #1 (Fossen/Summers/Brosseau) | P1 5:18 (PP) - Redirected in front at the right side of the crease off a shot from the right point.

CU #2 (Jokiharju/Sturm/Brosseau) | P1 7:14 - Giveaway led to a 2-on-1 in front, finished off on the right wing side of the crease.

CU #3 (Gervais/Vigneault) | P1 11:53 (SH) - Errant pass from the corner of the defensive zone led to a 2-on-0 in front.

CU #4 (D'Arriso/Vigneault) | P2 15:53 - Initial shot was blocked and landed between the bottom of the far circle and the red line; turnaround one-timer shot.


Hennig | Petti | Foget
Coomes | Kramer | Drevitch
L. Larsson | Gustafsson | Irvine
Seney | Babcock| Tavernier
Biega | Kovacevic
Kolquist | Titcomb
Spaxman | Lashyn

Game Leaders (MC // CU)

Points: -- // Devin Brosseau/Greg Moro (2)
Goals: -- // Four players (1)
Assists: -- // Devin Brosseau/Greg Moro (2)
Shots: Three players (3) // Brett Gervais (8)
Faceoffs Won: Michael Babcock (10) // Nico Sturm (11)
Saves: Drew Vogler (27-for-29) / Collin Delia (1-for-3) // Jake Kielly (23-for-23)

Facts and Figures (MC // CU)

Power Plays: 0-7 // 1-7
Penalties: 10 Penalties - 20 Minutes // 11 Penalties - 36 Minutes
Faceoffs: 29 // 36
SOG: 9-9 // 9-19 // 5-4 // 23-32

Up Next

Merrimack concludes its weekend trip in North Country tomorrow night at No. 15 Saint Lawrence University. Puck drop from Appleton Arena is set for 7 p.m.