ECAC Hockey Report, 1995 April 22

A lot went on in the ECAC and the world of College Hockey while we were away. First in the ECAC semifinals March 17th, RPI faced Colgate and Princeton took on Clarkson. In the early game, Engineer Mike Tamburro's standout performance in goal led them to a 2-1 victory and a berth in the championship game. The story of the evening contest revolved around Princeton's power play, which was averaging only 16% over the season. The Tigers put on a strong attack in the first period, having two goals waved off before finally scoring to go up 1-0. In the second, Princeton looked abysmal on a series of power plays, and even gave up a short-handed goal which tied the contest at 1-1. Halfway thru the third, as Alfred and I began to fear a repeat of Princeton's double overtime tilt with Brown in the quarterfinals, the Tigers finally converted a power play, after fanning on the first six, and prevailed by a 2-1 score. Both contests the following day were much looser; Clarkson woke up in the consolation to stuff the Red Raiders 10-5, while Tamburro and the Engineers dominated and supressed Princeton for a strong 5-1 victory to take the ECAC championship.

So it was on to the NCAA tournament for the two tech schools, with ECAC Tournament Champion Rensselaer travelling to Madison, Wisconsin for the West Regional and regular season kings Clarkson participating in the East Regional in Wisster, Mass. Unfortunately, both ECAC representatives made quick exits on the 24th of March, as RPI was shut out 3-0 by the Golden Gophers of Minnesota, and Clarkson fell behind 5-1 to 1994 NCAA Champion Lake Superior State and could only close the gap to 5-4 before time expired, putting a final end to the ECAC season.

Last Modified: 1995 September 26
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