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October 12, 2002
CLARKSON OVERWHELMS TORONTO 8-2
Potsdam, NY - Sophomore defenseman Randy Jones (Quispamsis, BC) tallied one goal and three assists, while senior co-captain Kevin O'Flaherty (Oakville, ONT) and junior Zach Schwan (Spencer, NY) both scored twice to lead an explosive offensive effort by Clarkson University in their 8-2 exhibition victory over the University of Toronto Saturday night before 3,128 fans at Cheel Arena.
 
Chris Bahen vs Toronto, photo by Chris Lenney

Chris Bahen, Clarkson Univ, Markham ON,  Nov 16, 1980,  D, 6-1, 195 lbs

In their first game of the 2002-03 campaign, the Golden Knights broke open a tight 3-2 contest after 40 minutes with five goals in the third period, including a three-goal spurt in a 47-second span. Senior defenseman Chris Bahen (Markham, ONT) started the Green and Gold onslaught in the final period scoring at 4:32. Sophomore Chris Blight (Cambridge, ONT) made it 5-2 at 5:09 and Schwan tallied his second goal of the game at 5:19 to give Clarkson a four-goal advantage. O'Flaherty and Jones added scores at 10:32 and 16;25 respectively to complete the rout.

Despite a dominating first-period effort, Clarkson held a slim 2-1 lead over Toronto. The Knights, who outshot the varsity Blues 26-5 over the opening 20 minutes, took a quick 2-0 lead with a pair of goals 67 seconds apart. O'Flaherty finished off a passing combination from sophomores Jay Latulippe (Saratoga Springs, NY) and Jones with a shot from the bottom of the right circle while the Green and Gold enjoyed a two-man advantage at 6:36. At 7:43, sophomore Matt Syroczynski (Hamburg, NY) knocked in a rebound off classmates Mac Faulkner's (King City, ONT) shot from the top of the crease. Ian Malcom gave Toronto its first goal with a hard shot from the left boards on the Blues' second shot of the game at 10:28.

Toronto tied it up early in the second as Mike Nason capitalized on a Clarkson turnover in its own zone and wristed in a shot from the left circle at 6:12. Clarkson came right back to regain the lead as Schwan slipped in a shot from in front through the five-hole of Toronto freshman goaltender Tim Knight at 7:08.

The Knights outshot the Varsity Blues 65-19. Senior Mike Walsh (Downingtown, PA) started in the Clarkson goal and made four saves in the opening 20 minutes. Freshman Dustin Traylen (Kirkland, QUE) recorded the win with an eight-save second period effort. Junior Dan Weinreib (Amherst, NY) posted five stops in the third.

Courtesy of Clarkson University Athletics webpage: http://www.clarkson.edu/athletics/hockey/