The Clarkson University (Potsdam, NY) Golden Knights, and Blues' prospect Paul Karpowich ended a valiant postseason run in ECAC play yesterday, coming up on the short end of a 3-2 decision.
The Knights (9-24-4) lost game three of their first-round series against St. Lawrence University (17-14-7), with all three games played on the Saints' home ice in Canton, NY, and all three games decided by a single goal.
St. Lawrence won game one on Friday, Mar. 5, by a 3-2 score in OT, but Karpowich and the Knights came from behind on Saturday, Mar. 6 to win 4-3, again in overtime, setting up Sunday's do-or-die showdown.
Karpowich was outstanding in the three games of the series, playing all 197 minutes and allowing nine goals on 117 total shots against for a 2.71 GAA and 92.3% save percentage in postseason.
For the year, Karpowich finishes with a stat line of 1744 minutes played in 31 games, 101 goals against on 991 shots faced for a 3.48 goals-against average and an 89.8% save percentage. Karpowich's won-lost record was 8-19-4.
LINK to story at Clarkson University men's hockey website, including a sweet photo of Karpowich in action...