It wasn't the best game Clarkson has played this season.
But the Golden Knights (14-12-5 overall, 8-6-3 ECAC Hockey) showed hustle and fought back from two, one-goal deficits to knock off Princeton 3-2 before 2,191 fans at Cheel Arena Friday.
Princeton (7-11-6, 5-9-3), coached by former St. Lawrence University player and assistant coach Bob Prier, led 1-0 and 2-1 and outshot Clarkson 13-6 in the final period.
After a Michael Sdao power-play goal at 10 minutes, 1 second of the first period, Clarkson's Louke Oakley answered with a goal at 16:01, with an assist going to linemate Nick Tremblay.
Princeton took another lead on a goal from Kevin Ross at 3:36 of the second period, but Clarkson answered with a power-play goal from defenseman Sam Labrecque at 5:23.
Clarkson's game-winning goal came at 8:04 of the third period and was set up by the hustle of the Patrick Marsh, Ben Sexton, Allan McPherson line. Marsh brought the puck into Princeton's zone. Sexton got it and fought off several defenders as he skated behind the net, then whipped a pass out to McPherson who had a large portion of the net to aim his shot.
Clarkson coach Casey Jones