POTSDAM — Despite tying the game twice, the Colgate men’s hockey team fell 3-2 to 13th-ranked Clarkson on Sunday evening.
Seniors Josh McKechney and Evan Tschumi scored for the Raiders. In goal, freshman Carter Gylander recorded 18 saves for the Raiders.
Midway through the first stanza, Clarkson grabbed a 1-0 lead, but it didn’t last for long as McKechney quickly answered with his fourth in the last six games to make it 1-1. Tschumi fed the puck from behind the Clarkson goal to McKechney out front, and he hammered it home at the edge of the crease.
Clarkson scored on its first power play of the game to take a 2-1 lead in the second period.
Tschumi scored on a one-timer through traffic to even the score at 2-2 at the 7:14 mark of the third period. After a battle along the boards, Tyler Jeanson was able to pick the puck off the stick of a Golden Knight player. He centered the puck to Tschumi high in the slot and his one-timer found the mark.
The tie didn’t stand for long though, as Clarkson responded two minutes later to regain the lead. The Raiders had 26 seconds of a 5-on-3 advantage but couldn't convert to tie the game. With 2:34 left in regulation they pulled the goalie for an extra attacker but Clarkson held on for the one-goal win.
Colgate fell to 5-9-5, and are now 4-8-4 in ECAC action.
Colgate concludes the regular season this weekend with a road series at Quinnipiac. The two-game series starts with a 6 p.m. puck drop on Friday, before rounding out the season on Saturday at 4 p.m.