Nov. 1, 2003
POTSDAM, NY (November 1, 2003) - The Pioneers men's ice hockey team fell at Clarkson 4-1 as Sacred Heart fell to 0-4-0 on the season. Tristan Lush scored what would be the game-winning goal while shorthanded just 1:25 into the second period.
After a scoreless first period by both team the Golden Knights got things going quickly in the second period with two shorthanded goals in a 40 second span. Chris Blight opened the scoring 45 seconds into the period from Matt Nickerson. Lush would make it a 2-0 game shortly after being set up by Rob McFeeters and Chris Brekelmans at 1:25 of the second period. Both goal were scored while shorthanded.
The Pioneers would cut the Golden Knights lead in half when Marc-Andre Fournier (St. Nicholas, QC) scored his second goal of the season on the power play from fellow senior Konn Hawkes (Watrous, SK) at 13:44 of the second period. The assist was the first of the season for Hawkes, who was also making his 2003-04 debut.
Clarkson would strike early again to start the third period as Mac Faulkner scored 50 seconds into the final frame. He was assisted by Nickerson and Blight. Faulkner would close out the scoring with his seond goal of the game and fifth of the season at 6:00 from McFetters and Nickerson. Both goals were scored on the power play.
Dan Weinrieb stopped 25 of 26 shots on goal in recording the win for the Golden Knights. Pioneers junior goaltender Kevin LaPointe (Quebec, QC) stopped 28 of 32 in taking his third loss of the season.
The Pioneers will return to the ice on November 7-8 when they travel to Quinnipiac for a weekend series. Both games begin at 7:00 PM.