Saturday, March 16, 2013

Yale sweeps St. Lawrence

Yale could do little wrong this weekend. A night after complete domination of St. Lawrence, the Bulldogs had a bit more of a challenge from their opponent. But a couple of crucial penalty kills ended any threat, and Yale continued to generate countless scoring chances.

Perhaps the lone blotch of the weekend was a 5-minute major and game misconduct issued to Clinton Bourbonais early in the second period. Yale led 1-0 at the time, but it was a chance for the Saints to get back in the game. The major was killed, as was an additional minor. For Yale, once through that hiccup, the game was there for the taking.

"Clearly, we're very pleased with the way our guys played (this weekend), all six periods," Keith Allain said. "Tonight, they had us under the gun a little more than last night. The game was closer and we had that huge penalty kill. Their power play is an absolute strength of their team so for us to keep them off the board was a real momentum swing for us."

The Bulldogs head to the ECAC semifinals for the third time in five years. They won championships at Albany in 2009 and Atlantic City in 2011. If this weekend is any indication, they are a threat to win another.


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