Golden Knights men's hockey back in NCAA tournament
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 7:46 am

A Top-10 team throughout the majority of the 2017-18 campaign Clarkson University is back in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 10 years, earning the No. 3 seed in the East Regional.

The Golden Knights will face off against Providence College on Friday, March 23 at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. Game time is 6:30 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ESPNU. Rounding out the four-team East Regional are Notre Dame and Michigan Tech.

The Knights defeated Providence twice this season, winning 4-0 at Cheel Arena on October 21 and 4-2 in the Championship Game of the Friendship Four in Belfast, Northern Ireland on November 25.

The Knights, guided by seventh-year head coach Casey Jones and assistants Phil Roy '00 and Josh Hauge, own a 23-10-6 record. Clarkson played in two overtime games at the ECAC Hockey Championship Tournament in Lake Placid last weekend, falling just short of claiming the coveted Whitelaw Trophy. Clarkson rallied for a 5-4 overtime win against Harvard in the semifinals on Friday before falling 2-1 in overtime to Princeton in Saturday's championship game.