Clarkson (4-1-1 overall) concludes the early portion of nonconference play this weekend by hosting Colorado College for a pair of games at Cheel Arena.
The Golden Knights will play six more nonconference games, but those will not come until the last week of December and the first weekends of 2014.
Clarkson has a challenging start to conference play with four straight road games, including a matchup at defending national champion Yale in the second ECAC Hockey game of the season.
The Golden Knights will also be looking for the program's first victory against Colorado College this weekend. The Tigers are 11-0-3 in the all-time series but have had ties in their last three games against Clarkson at Cheel Arena. Colorado College won a pair of 5-4 games against Clarkson last year in Colorado Springs.
Clarkson coach Casey Jones
Senior Alex Boak
Senior Matt Zarbo
Sophomore T.J. Moor
Colorado College Outlook
The Tigers are coming off of the program's first losing season since the 1992-93 season. Colorado College went 18-19-5 last year and lost four of its top five scorers to graduation, players who produced 62 of the team's 133 total goals. The Tigers also lost starting goalie Joe Howe to graduation.
The leading returning scorer is junior forward Alexander Krushelnyski, the son of former National Hockey League player Mike Krushelnyski. Krushelnyski scored 15 goals with 28 assists in 42 games last year, including three shorthanded goals.
The Tigers opened this season with a pair of exhibition wins, knocking off New Brunswick 5-0 and then beating the U.S. Under-18 team 8-4.
Colorado College officially opened the season last weekend defeating Minnesota-Duluth at home 3-1 and then falling 5-1 to the Bulldogs the following night.