Clarkson Golden Knights Men
10 Time ECAC Regular Season Champs
5 Time ECAC Tournament Champs
21 NCAA Tournament Appearances
Undefeated - 1956
Clarkson Golden Knights Women
ECAC Regular Season Champs - 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
ECAC Tournament Champs - 2017, 2018
7 NCAA Tournament Appearances
Frozen Four - 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
National Champions - 2014, 2017, 2018
Graber has had multiple issues with games involving Clarkson, he's our new Murphy, actually if I recall correctly Graber has had a few of the Clarkson Cornell games at Lynah and has made a mess of them more times than not.
Not only was this call missed, but the charge on Harvard's goalie near the end of the 3rd period was not called. The tripping call on Sherman weak. It really should have been Harvard on the power play, not the other way. This was a comedy of errors by the officiating staff who was making bad calls all game, but especially at the end, where their lack of competence was what decided the game.
Doesn't get any easier next week. I'm afraid that we are going to have a losing record come January and one that may drop us to eighth or ninth place. We just don't have the skill up front and I'm not sure it will magically reappear later in the season. Hope I'm wrong. And Madsen needs to start stealing games like he did in March last season if we have any chance at a top four berth for the ECACs.
The officiating standard did wander all over the place. There were penalties on each team for breathing on a guy, and there was a particular stretch when there were WWE moves going on and whistles stayed unblown.
In any case, please send along our thanks to Donato for losing his sh-t at exactly the right moment. It is appreciated. I have a feeling these teams will meet again in Lake Placid, and perhaps after that as well.
Fun fact I wasn't aware of until tonight: McCrea, who scored the game winner, was a decommit from Harvard.
Last edited by Kepler; 11-12-2017 at 06:43 PM.
NCAA Champion 1967, 1970
ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019
Donato about as gracious as he could be - "I apologized to the guys for the lack of competency out there...."
However, that March on the big sheet in Lake Placid Olson was benched twice in favor of Thomas Aiken, who moves much better and has more situational awareness. Aiken was a walk-on and hasn't seen action in a while -- that one stretch in March 2016 was his moment.
With the team under .500 I would not be surprised to see Donato send a bit of message with a guy like Aiken. He's not a long-term solution but his work ethic and 4-year commitment to the program are admired throughout the building. Could be seeing this wrong... but just saying I wouldn't be shocked.
Really wish I could make it out there (again) because there's no better place to watch college hockey.
I know we’re going to win tonight.
I believe we’re going to win tonight.
The game was a disgrace. Playing Cornell is always a treat for this fan, getting to see two contrasting systems go toe-to-toe, irrespective of the outcome. It's sad that the pinstripes had such an effect with missed calls (Donato hook), inconsistent calls (goalie interference), and calling a bench minor on the coach in the closing minutes of a tie game. The players, coaches, and fans deserve better - the game deserves better.
The reality is I have no problem with the no call on Donato that late in the game for the reasons listed above. But don't then turn around and call the bench minor and a ticky tack trip on Sherman.
Donato expects competency and consistency and I trust his judgment and his outbursts when he chooses to call things as he sees them. Donato is not viewed as a blowhard across the league (unlike others who will remain nameless) and while this is a rivalry game, Donato is generally not one to call out the refs unless deserved.
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I've been lost since 1989. I got a breakaway on a river and have been skating ever since!
Don't know who you have been watching. Teddy still clueless and Brian only one scoring. USCHO rating is a joke. They may may end up last. DD
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