Clarkson Golden Knights men's ice hockey

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Clarkson Golden Knights
Clarkson Golden Knights athletic logo
University Clarkson University
Conference ECAC
Head coach Casey Jones
7th season, 119–116–36
Captain(s) Nic Pierog
Brett Gervais
Devin Brosseau
Arena Cheel Arena
Capacity: 3,000
Surface: 200' x 85'
Location Potsdam, New York
Colors Green and Gold[1]
         
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1991
NCAA Tournament appearances
1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2007, 2008, 2018
Conference Tournament championships
1966, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2007
Conference regular season championships
1966, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1991, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2008

The Clarkson Golden Knights men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents Clarkson University. The Golden Knights have been a member of ECAC Hockey since 1962, and play their home games at Cheel Arena in Potsdam, New York.[2] Although it is said[by whom?] that the first Clarkson hockey game was played in 1916 against the Hogansburg Indians, they were established as a hockey club in 1921, under the tutelage of head coach Gordon Croskery, and led by captain Bill Johnson. The Knights won their opening encounter against Alexandria Bay, 6–4, and finished the year with a 2–1 record, their first of 72 winning seasons.

History[edit]

Clarkson, which became the fastest Division I college hockey program to compile 1,000 victories and one of only a few to reach that mark, has compiled a 1413–851–154 record for an all-time winning percentage of .616, which is among the best in the country.

The Knights have participated in 21 NCAA Tournaments, including three championship games, won 10 ECAC Hockey Regular Season titles and skated away with five ECAC Hockey Tournament championship trophies. Clarkson has had 36 individuals earn All-American honors since 1928, including 13 who have won the honor twice. Defenseman Fred Dion and center Buzz Williams were the first Golden Knights to receive the honor in 1928–29. The latest Knight to be selected was defenseman Grant Clitsome, who gained All-America status as a senior in 2008.

Coaching history[edit]

As of the completion of 2017–18 season[3]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
2011–present Casey Jones 7 119–116–36 .506
2003–11 George Roll 8 130–142–33 .480
2002–03 Fred Parker 1 12–17–3 .422
1988–2002 Mark Morris 14 306–153–42 .653
1985–88 Cap Raeder 3 52–39–7 .566
1979–85 Bill O'Flaherty 6 134–59–12 .683
1972–79 Jerry York 7 125–87–3 .588
1958–72 Len Ceglarski 14 254–98–10 .715
1948–58 William Harrison 10 127–47–6 .722
1929–48 Jack Roos 17 136–79–7 .628
1920–29 Gordon Croskery 9 41–22–1 .648
Totals 11 coaches 95 seasons 1413–851–154 .616

Players[edit]

Knights in the NHL[edit]

Player Position Team
Grant Clitsome Defense Winnipeg Jets retired
Erik Cole Forward Dallas Stars retired
Willie Mitchell Defense Free agent
Mark Borowiecki Defense Ottawa Senators
Ben Sexton Forward Ottawa Senators
Craig Conroy Forward Calgary Flames retired

Hobey Baker Award finalists[edit]

[4]

Year Player Position
2001 Kent Huskins Defense
1997 Todd White Center
1995 Brian Mueller Defense
1994 Craig Conroy Center
1985 Dave Fretz Defense
1982 Steve Cruickshank Forward
1981 Ed Small Defense

Notable Golden Knights alumni[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of September 16, 2017.[5]

No. S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1 Ontario Chris Janzen Freshman G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 174 lb (79 kg) 1996-11-22 Fonthill, Ontario Trenton (OJHL)
2 Quebec Connor McCarthy Freshman D 6' 7" (2.01 m) 229 lb (104 kg) 1996-05-07 LaSalle, Quebec Chilliwack (BCHL)
3 Alberta Greg Moro Sophomore D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 207 lb (94 kg) 1995-10-01 Edmonton, Alberta Lloydminster (AJHL)
4 Finland Tyko Karjalainen Senior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 184 lb (83 kg) 1993-09-11 Helsinki, Finland Jokerit U20 (Nuorten SM-liiga)
5 Ontario Kelly Summers Senior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 204 lb (93 kg) 1996-04-24 Golden Lake, Ontario Carleton Place (CCHL) OTT, 189th overall 2014
6 Ontario Nic Pierog (C) Senior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1993-04-02 Georgetown, Ontario Penticton (BCHL)
9 Ontario Ben Dalpe Senior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1994-03-08 Paris, Ontario Penticton (BCHL)
10 Illinois Shane Kuzmeski Sophomore D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 1996-07-04 Grayslake, Illinois Coulee Region (NAHL)
11 Alberta Sheldon Rempal Sophomore F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1995-08-07 Calgary, Alberta Nanaimo (BCHL)
12 Ontario Jordan Schneider Sophomore D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 209 lb (95 kg) 1995-02-05 Toronto, Ontario Langley (BCHL)
13 Ontario Aaron Thow Junior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1995-01-23 Toronto, Ontario Cedar Rapids (USHL)
14 Quebec Devin Brosseau (A) Sophomore F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1995-07-04 Saint-Lambert, Quebec Nanaimo (BCHL)
15 Ontario Dylan Gareau Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1993-11-19 Richmond, Ontario Carleton Place (CCHL)
16 Ontario Jack Jacome Freshman F 5' 5" (1.65 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1998-12-07 Caledon, Ontario Georgetown (OJHL)
17 Germany Nico Sturm Sophomore F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 207 lb (94 kg) 1995-05-03 Augsburg, Germany Tri-City (USHL)
18 Latvia Haralds Egle Sophomore F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 194 lb (88 kg) 1996-05-11 Liepāja, Latvia Chicago (USHL)
19 California Brett Gervais (A) Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 194 lb (88 kg) 1994-09-23 Corona, California Fairbanks (NAHL)
20 Finland Jere Astrén Freshman D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1995-05-28 Helsinki, Finland Fargo (USHL)
21 Ontario Josh Dickinson Freshman F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1997-11-17 Georgetown, Ontario Georgetown (OJHL)
23 Ontario Marly Quince Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 197 lb (89 kg) 1994-01-29 Sioux Lookout, Ontario Cornwall (CCHL)
26 Ontario Grant Cooper Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 182 lb (83 kg) 1996-07-20 Cornwall, Ontario Cornwall (CCHL)
27 Finland Juho Jokiharju Junior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 189 lb (86 kg) 1995-07-10 Tampere, Finland Lukko U20 (Nuorten SM-liiga)
28 Pennsylvania Kevin Charyszyn Freshman F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 172 lb (78 kg) 1996-07-11 Jamison, Pennsylvania Waterloo (USHL)
29 Minnesota Jake Kielly Sophomore G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1996-09-10 Eden Prairie, Minnesota Tri-CIty (USHL)
35 Ontario Nicholas Latinovich Freshman G 6' 1" (1.85 m) 182 lb (83 kg) 1997-03-04 Maple, Ontario Georgetown (USHL)
39 New Jersey John Carter MacLean Freshman F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1997-02-27 Basking Ridge, New Jersey Sioux City (USHL)
44 Quebec Terrance Amorosa Senior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 202 lb (92 kg) 1993-11-13 Kirkland, Quebec Sioux City (USHL) PHI, 132nd overall 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clarkson University Brand Toolkit (PDF). Retrieved June 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.uscho.com/team/clarkson/mens-hockey/
  3. ^ http://issuu.com/mikelg/docs/13-14clarksonhockeymediaguide
  4. ^ 2011-12 Clarkson University Hockey Media Guide
  5. ^ "2016–17 Men's Hockey Roster". Clarkson Golden Knights. Retrieved March 7, 2016. 

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