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Cornell falls to Clarkson, 4-1

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  • Kyle Evans 

Ayrton Martino had his two goals bookended by a pair of Clarkson power-play goals, leading the host Golden Knights to a 4-1 victory over Cornell in a spirited and physical ECAC Hockey game at Cheel Arena on Saturday night.

Zach Tupker scored the lone goal for the Big Red (2-4-0, 2-2-0 ECAC) and Remington Keopple stopped all six shots he faced in relief of Ian Shane, who started the game and made seven saves.

Along with Martino, Jordan Power and Anthony Callin each registered a goal and an assist in the victory for the Golden Knights.

Ethan Haider stopped 21 of 22 shots in goal for Clarkson (5-6-0, 3-1-0 ECAC).

The Golden Knights scored two of its three goals in the opening four minutes of the contest as Martino scored just 71 seconds into the contest. Power added a power-play goal just before the four-minute mark to give Clarkson an early two-goal lead.

Callin recorded the Golden Knights’ second goal with the man advantage on the night in the second period.

Tupker cut Clarkson’s deficit to 3-1 when his wrist shot from the left point evaded traffic in front of the net and found the back of the net.

Martino added an insurance marker with an empty-net goal with 16 seconds left.

Game Notes

• Saturday was the 146th all-time meeting between Cornell and Clarkson, a series the Big Red still controls with a 70-57-19 record following the setback.

• It was the first time Cornell lost at Cheel Arena since falling to Clarkson, 2-1, on Jan. 29, 2016. Cornell entered the contest on a five-game unbeaten streak (1-0-4).

• Cornell saw its 11-game unbeaten streak (7-0-4) in the North Country come to an end Saturday. It was the Big Red’s first loss in St. Lawrence County since losing to St. Lawrence in overtime on Jan. 30, 2016.

• Tupker snapped his 31-game goalless streak, recording his first goal in nearly a calendar year (Nov. 13, 2021, vs. RPI).

Looking Ahead

Cornell will open a three-game homestand at Lynah Rink next weekend when the Big Red welcomes a pair of Ivy League opponents in Yale and Brown. Both games are slated for 7 p.m. puck drops, with game action broadcast on ESPN+ and the radio broadcast on WHCU (870 AM, 97.7 FM).