SCHENECTADY It was another tough evening for the Clarkson University mens hockey team at Union Colleges Messa Rink.
The Dutchmen used a three-goal second period to knock off Clarkson 5-0 in an ECAC Hockey game Friday night. Union (21-6-4 overall, 15-3-1 ECAC Hockey) clinched the regular-season championship with the win and Clarkson fell from fourth place to sixth place in the conference standings.
It was Unions eighth straight win over Clarkson (17-14-2, 10-9) in the building. In the last six wins over Clarkson at Messa Rink the Dutchmen have outscored the Golden Knights 40-7.
POTSDAM Vanessa Gagnon scored two goals to lead the Clarkson University womens hockey team to a 6-0 win over Rensselaer Friday night at Cheel Arena, moving the Golden Knights into first place in the ECAC Hockey standings with one game left in the regular season.
Clarkson (24-4-5 overall, 15-2-4 conference) will win its first regular-season conference title if it defeats last-place Union at 4 p.m. today at Cheel Arena.
Erica Howe made nine saves to shut out the Engineers (10-19-3, 6-13-2).
Olivia Howe, Shelby Nisbet, Erin Ambrose and Jamie Lee Rattray also scored goals for Clarkson.