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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 against BC.

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 ECAC opponents.

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 stops.

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.

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