Monday, October 13, 2008

Clarkson Hockey Teams Rated Among the Nation's Best

Both the Clarkson University Men’s and Women’s Hockey teams, coming off successful seasons last year, are projected to be among the elite in the NCAA this winter with high rankings in a national preseason poll.

For the second year in a row, Clarkson Athletics has partnered with B2 Networks to provide LIVE Video Broadcasts of Golden Knight Hockey for alumni, parents, family and friends to view from anywhere in the world on their personal computers!

The USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’s College Hockey Poll ranks the Golden Knights 11th in the nation, while the Women’s Poll has Clarkson also receiving votes, tied for 12th.

The Clarkson Women, guided by first-year co-head coaches Shannon and Matt Desrosiers, begin the 2008-09 campaign this Saturday, hosting Ottawa PWHL in an exhibition contest at Cheel Arena, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The Knights officially open the season at 10th-ranked Boston College on the weekend of October 4-5. Selected 4th in the ECAC Preseason Coaches Women's Poll, the Green and Gold begin league play on November 7 at Brown.

2008-09 Clarkson Women’s Hockey Outlook

Guided by sixth-year head coach George Roll, associate coach Greg Drechsel and assistant coach Jean-Francois Houle, the Clarkson Men begins their 87th season of action on Friday, October 17 at Rochester Institute of Technology. The Knights host 5th-ranked Colorado College in their home-opener at Cheel Arena on the weekend of October 24-25. Tickets for the Friday's game against CC go on sale October 7 at the Cheel Arena Box Office. There are no more reserved tickets available for Saturday's game against Colorado College.

Selected 4th in the ECAC Preseason Coaches Men's Poll, Clarkson begins league play on November 7 hosting Brown.

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