On the non off side call! In my view it was not offsides. Clarkson moves the puck diagonally in the neutral zone to a cutting player who straddles the blue while keeping his back skate behind the blue line as the the puck deflects of his stick. The puck enters the zone before his back skate so it is ON sides.
On another play in the same sequence, Brousseau poke checks the puck back in Cornell's D zone but both Clarkson "touch up" getting them back on sides.
It is a clear goal by Clarkson players hammering home the centering feed/pass with forehand hand (left hand) One cannot ramped up and with force a shot like that with a kick.
On a note not as controversial..what a great weekend of hockey culminated with an awesome final. Cornell and Clarkson proved to be the best of the ECAC. Although I would but Quinnipiac up there but we will never know. I thought Cornell was slightly the better team overall but Clarkson wins and that's all that counts. Like I stated, earlier, Clarkson's D's and their structure were very good. Their best players were their best players in Kielly and Sturm. Kielly reads the plays so well and helps himself with poke checks on unsuspecting incoming players and playing pucks out of danger. Their are strong on their sticks and body. They are almost always on the right side of the puck and when not they recover very well. They will do well in the Dance because of these traits.
Cornell will do well as well. Only question is? Do they have the scoring and also if falling behind, can they generate that necessary offense to catch up? There is absolutely no doubt they they can play and protect with the lead.
Clarkson, Cornell, Quinnipiac, and Harvard...go ahead and represent the ECAC well! Good luck to all four and especially to IVIES!
The play that resulted in the winning goal should have been blown dead for offsides. The puck is poke-checked into the Cornell zone and is touched by a Clarkson player beyond the blueline. Then the puck is chipped back out of the zone by Cornell for a split second and then carried back into the zone by Clarkson. This makes it so that that first instance of offsides was no longer reviewable, but let's be clear: the winning play should never have happened.
This game saw many other totally botched calls. Cornell was the beneficiary of a couple, but Clarkson was the beneficiary of many more. Clarkson scored goals on two Cornell penalties, at least one of which was absolutely not a penalty. There was a moment when Cam Donaldson had a breakaway after sticking the puck down from the air, and the refs called it a high-stick even though it wasn't even close.
To the bumblers on this thread whose critical thinking skills can muster nothing more than "Cornell fans complaining about the refs LOLOLOL," I want to be clear that the ECAC refs are generally awful, they do not favor one team over another, and on any given night they are making calls largely at random. Sometimes Cornell benefits, sometimes they don't. Same as any other team. It just sucks that in this instance it cost them the ECAC Championship.
Last edited by CornellFan13; 03-24-2019 at 12:21 PM.
Sorry, I misunderstood the above--I believe one of the tagging up Clarkson players *touches the puck* which it is still in the Cornell zone. You can't see it in the above-posted replay but that was the understanding of the announcers/coaches. I am fairly certain that if it touches anyone on Clarkson inside the Cornell zone, *even incidentally* as they are tagging up, the play should be whistled dead. I've edited my initial post.
As for the announcers, I think they are referring to either the original play getting into the zone or this play where they clearly see that Clarkson is in an off side position but make no mention of , not playing the puck and clearing the zone which would nullify the off side.
Look I get it as as Big Red fan, as a college hockey fan let’s move on and congratulate both teams on a great game.
One thing I wonder, is Schaffer hinting at stepping down? (watch presser).
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Watched the games over the weekend on ESPN. They were entertaining. It looked like a great crowd. Was it a full house? I use to go to LP as a kid. Did they knock down the old rink and rebuild or is it the same barn?
I've always respected Clarkson and really enjoy watching them play now with Jones and Brekke -- it's like a scrimmage. That was an outstanding final, exciting throughout, with much ebb and flow. The Malott and Galajda injuries certainly take some of the shine off the game, but neither was the fault of Clarkson who played an outstanding game. If the early penalties were weak we still could have killed them. The Golden Knighs deserve full credit for executing to the situation they were given; that is all one can ask (Cornell was in the same position the prior night against Brown).
The teams are now 1-1-1 in three meetings. Let's settle it with one more in Buffalo. Good luck to Clarkson and to all the ECAC teams in the NC$$.
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As for the Cornell goalie and the net. I have talked to division 1 college referees not the ones that reffed the game but other ones and the reason the whistle was never blown was because even the goalie was trapped under the net was because the net was still on the pegs. Although I am going to ask the question that's the 800lb gorilla in the room is will the tournament be returning to lake placid as the contract expired with this years tournament. I personally believe that the tournament should stay right where it is I believe they have found a home for the tournament in lake placid. This years attendance figures for the weekend was 15,300 which if you go back in attendance numbers sense them and Hockey East split for the 1993 title was the third best numbers they have had behind the 1999 (Lake Placid) tournament which had five games and 2003 (Albany) which had 4 games. So if you wanna look it with numbers of games this was best year that they have had not to mention the atmosphere in Placid is so nice to go with the tournament. Seeing all the fans of different teams walking around town all weekend. When the tournament was in Albany
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