Poudrier Scores Only Goal As No. 5 Women’s Hockey Wins 2nd Straight ECAC Hockey Championship
POSTDAM, N.Y. – Sophomore defender Cassandra Poudrier scored the lone goal of the game to lift the No. 5 Cornell women's hockey team over No. 3 Clarkson, 1-0, to win its second straight ECAC Hockey Tournament Championship and its fourth in five years. The Big Red (24-5-4) will host its NCAA first-round game, to be held on March 15 at Lynah Rink.
Poudrier put the Big Red up early at 14:27 in the first period with help from freshman forwards Caroline DeBruin and Kaitlin Doering. The Golden Knights outshot Cornell 26-20 and neither team could capitalize on the power play as the Big Red was 0-for-2 on the man-advantage and Clarkson was 0-for-3.
Senior Lauren Slebodnick stopped all 26 shots she faced and increased her career total wins, a Cornell women's hockey record, to 68. The victory today was the Big Red's first shutout since February 14 when it defeated Union 2-0 at Messa Rink.
Today's victory is Cornell's fourth ECAC Hockey Tournament Championship in five years (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014).