Saturday, February 19, 2011

POTSDAM -- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute returned to normalcy on Saturday night. Allen York was Allen York, the Engineers got some outstanding goals from secondary scorers and ended a three-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over Clarkson.
The triumph improved RPI's ECAC Hockey record to 11-8-1 and shot them into fifth place in the league. Sixth-place Princeton can regain the fifth slot by beating Yale on Sunday.
The Engineers are still two points behind the fourth-place spot and the preliminary-round bye in the playoffs that goes with. The Big Red are tied for third with Dartmouth.
York stopped 21 shots, defenseman Guy Leboeuf scored his first collegiate goal (an empty-netter) and the Engineers scored four times in the third period to win decisively.
"I just thought we earned a win," RPI coach Seth Appert said. "You have to ean wins this time of year; nothing is given to you. It's hard to win in February and March."
Johnny Rogic scored the tie-breaking goal for RPI midway through the second period and Marty O'Grady, Greg Burgdoerfer and Alex Angers-Goulet also tallied goals.


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