College men’s hockey: Clarkson downs Princeton; SLU falls to Quinnipiac

POTSDAM — The Clarkson University men’s hockey team moved past Princeton into sixth place in the ECAC Hockey standings after defeating the Tigers, 4-1, in a conference game Saturday night at Cheel Arena.

Clarkson (13-14-3 overall, 7-9-2 conference) played in front of several alumni during its annual Cold Out/Gold Out weekend.

“We came ready to play,” Clarkson coach Casey Jones said. “I thought in the first period we were really good and I liked our energy. I thought we had a little bit of lapse in the second period, but we came out in the third and took control of the game.

“It’s the Hall of Fame weekend for us and it was a long day for me. I got a chance to listen to nine phenomenal stories from people who got into the Hall of Fame. It was nice to get a win for the alumni who came back on campus.”

The Golden Knights struck for two goals in the first period.

Jacob Schmidt-Svejstrup scored off a pass from Ayrton Martino at 4 minutes, 37 seconds and Mathieu Gosselin scored an unassisted goal at 16:27.

The Tigers (11-14, 7-11) cut the lead to 2-1 with a goal from Noah de la Durantaye at 8:40 of the second period.

Clarkson regained a two-goal lead when captain Anthony Callin scored at 7:36 of the third period, with Schmidt-Svejstrup and Martino setting up the goal with quick passes.

“The team played hard,” Callin said. “It was a big game for the standings, too. The guys were able to put together a full game. You don’t want to be too consumed with the standings, but when i