Nov. 29, 1997
Clarkson Edges Boston College, 4-3
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Freshman center Don Smith's
power-play goal at 13:25 of the final period lifted Clarkson to
a 4-3 non-league victory over Boston College before 4,254 fans
at Kelley Rink. Clarkson has won eight consecutive games
It was the first non-conference loss of the season for Boston
College (11-4). BC, off to its best start since 1983-84, had
won its prior five non-league games, including three against
Smith's goal was the decisive tally in a game that twice saw
Boston College battle back from deficits. After Clarkson's Ben
Maidment scored the only goal of the opening period, teammate
Chris Clark gave the visitors a 2-0 advantage with a goal at
1:48 of the middle period.
Boston College's Marty Reasoner cut the margin in half with a
power-play goal (his team-leading 15th of the season) at 8:31
of the second period, and freshman teammate Mike Lephart evened
the score just more than three minutes later.
Clarkson regained the lead on senior center Buddy Wallace's
goal at 2:07 of the final period, before BC sophomore forward
Kevin Caulfield again pulled the Eagles even at 10:16 with a
one-timer from the right faceoff circle.
Clarkson senior goaltender Chris Bernard finished with 24
saves. Boston College freshman goalie Scott Clemmensen made 17
Post Game Notes... Reasoner has scored a goal in nine of
his last 10 games... With one assist each, freshman Brian
Gionta (11) and sophomore Jeff Farkas (8) extended their
scoring streaks... BC is 3-2 in games decided by one goal this
season... BC Head Coach Jerry York is winless against his
former team (0-5)... With two assists tonight, sophomore Blake
Bellefeuille recorded his 14th career multiple-point game (49
career games)... Tonight's game completed an eight-game, 16-day
stretch that saw the Eagles go 5-3... NEXT UP - BC will host
Boston University on December 7 at 2 p.m.
at Kelley Rink (Chestnut Hill, Mass.)
Clarkson (5-4-2).......... 1 1 2 - 4
Boston College (11-4-0).....0 2 1 - 3
First Period: CU, Ben Maidment (Dana Mulvihill, Don Smith) 15:30.
Second Period: CU, Chris Clark (Yan Turgeon) 1:48; BC, Marty Reasoner (Brian Gionta, Blake Bellefeuille) pp 8:31; BC, Mike Lephart (Jeff Farkas, Tony Hutchins) 11:38;
Third Period: CU, Buddy Wallace (Erik Cole) 2:07; BC, Kevin Caulfield (Bellefeuille) 10:16; CU, Smith (Mikko Ollila, Clark) pp 13:25.
SAVES: CU, Chris Bernard 24; BC, Scott Clemmensen 17.