Big Red Hockey Seeks First Win of the Season against Clarkson
The Big Red will try to win its first hockey game of the season this Friday after losing in a hard fought game to Quinnipiac. A controversial late goal dropped the men’s hockey team to 0-3-1 for the season. Cornell is tied for last in the ECAC with an 0-2 record against ECAC opponents.
After playing the University of Nebraska in its first two games of the regular season at home, the Big Red has dropped its first two ECAC games against Princeton and Quinnipiac on the road. Nevertheless, all these games have been close, with the Big Red being outscored only 3-6 across all four games. The upcoming game against Clarkson will be the beginning of a four-game home stand against ECAC opponents.
Senior John McCarron is leading the team on offense this season with 21 shots. Despite leading the team in shots, he is still searching for his first goal of the season. Sophomore goalie Mitch Gillam has managed to play extremely well in his first season as starter. Gillam has 95 saves in the three games he’s started for a save percentage of 96.9%.
Clarkson is 3-4-3 on the season, and sits at #5 in the ECAC with a 1-0-1 record against ECAC opponents. Clarkson is currently in the middle of a four game road trip. In its last two games it has tied and won against Ivy League opponents Yale and Brown respectively. Clarkson and Cornell have had no common opponents so far this season.
Senior forward Joe Zarbo leads Clarkson in total points with five goals and four assists on 30 shots. Captain and defenseman Paul Geiger has contributed on offense as well, with three assists and a goal. Clarkson’s primary goalie this season has been Steve Perry, who has an 89.6% save percentage in eight games.
Come support the Big Red as they play Clarkson at 7:00 this Friday, November 14, at Lynah Rink. Listeners can tune in at WHCU-AM (870).