CC hockey notes: Aggressive Clarkson stifles struggling CC power play

October 26, 2013 Updated: October 27, 2013 at 6:07 am

A struggling Colorado College power play found it difficult to even set itself up for much of this weekend, with an aggressive Clarkson penalty kill lining up along their blue line and taking away any rushes into their zone.

"That forced us to dump the puck in along the boards where they are very strong," Tigers coach Scott Owens said. "They packed in real tight in front."

CC proved more potent on its strong penalty kill, which went 6-for-7 on the weekend.

On Friday, CC generated no shots on its three power plays but generated three short-handed chances. On Saturday, the Tigers recorded no shots in four chances and had one short-handed opportunity.

The CC power play is 1-for-18 on the season.


Ice chips

The new road blacks made their debut Saturday after arriving less than one hour before the team left Colorado Springs on Wednesday. . Sophomore Hunter Fejes missed the entire second period after a broken plastic part of the skate assembly proved difficult to replace. He was the first Tiger on the ice to start the third. . Saturday's game was senior goalie Josh Thorimbert's 50th start for the Tigers. . CC is 1-2-3 at Cheel Arena. . Tigers sophomore Jared Hanson was called for three penalties in the first 9:55 of the game. . CC led the faceoffs battle 22-19 through two periods but ended up trailing 39-31, which helped the hosts maintain consistent pressure on Thorimbert. . The only other time the Tigers were scoreless through 64 minutes was Nov. 13, 2009 at Minnesota State-Mankato. In that Western Collegiate Hockey Association game, Rylan Schwartz scored the winning goal for CC with 52 seconds left in overtime for a 1-0 victory.

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