Men’s hockey to host Clarkson and St. Lawrence this weekend

Clarkson game sold out; St. Lawrence contest will be at Blue Cross Arena

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The 2008-2009 RIT Tigers men’s hockey team hosts its home opener Oct. 17,

The RIT Tigers men’s hockey team hosts the #14 ranked Clarkson University Golden Knights in the 2008-2009 home opener at 7:05 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at Ritter Arena. The Tigers host St. Lawrence University the following night at 7:05 p.m. at Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester.

RIT (1-1-0) split a pair of road games last weekend. The Tigers fell to Bowling Green State University 4-2 in the season opener Oct. 10. The Tigers rebounded to defeat Western Michigan 2-1 Oct. 11. Tyler Brenner broke a 1-1 tie early in the third period for his first collegiate goal to give RIT the win. Junior goaltender Jared DeMichiel was stopped 33 of 34 shots to earn the win. Brenner was named the Atlantic Hockey Association Rookie of the Week on Oct. 13.

This Friday night’s opponent, Clarkson, leads the all-time series between the two clubs, 8-2-1. The Golden Knights have defeated RIT twice since RIT moved to Division I. The game will be the first time RIT has hosted Clarkson at Ritter Arena since Nov. 24, 1984.

Saturday night’s opponent, St. Lawrence, comes into the weekend having lost its opening two games of the season last weekend. St. Lawrence leads the all-time series between the two schools, 5-1-0.

Friday’s game against Clarkson is sold out. Tickets are available for Saturday’s game at the Gordon Field House and Activities Center Box Office or by phone at (585) 475-4121. Fans can also purchase tickets via or at the Blue Cross Arena Box Office. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for alumni, faculty and staff and $6 for RIT students (at Gordon Field House only) with ID before Saturday. On Saturday, tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for students with ID.

Last year, the Tigers defeated nationally-ranked Cornell 4-1 before 5,142 fans at Blue Cross Arena. The Tigers are hoping this weekend’s match up will draw even more fans.

Friday's game will also be televised live by Time Warner Cable SportsNet channel 26. It is the first of 10 live and five tape-delayed home games that will be aired this season.

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