POTSDAM, N.Y. -- Sophomore forward Kenny Hausinger tied a career-high with two goals and junior goaltender Christoffer Hernberg totaled 31 saves to lead the No. 19 UMass Lowell Hockey team to a 3-1 victory at No. 10 Clarkson on Friday night at Cheel Arena in non-conference play.
With the victory, the River Hawks improve to 2-3-0 overall, while Clarkson is handed its first loss of the season and drops to 3-1-1 overall.
"It was a good effort for game number one on the road," said Head Coach Norm Bazin. "We played a very good hockey team that hadn't lost, so we are very pleased with that effort. The team defense was strong and that starts in net, Chris was strong when he had to be and I thought our defensemen clamped down after the first 10 minutes."
Hausinger got the River Hawks on the board first in the game with a goal just 4:43. Jack Jacome tied the game at 1-1 in the second period at the 11:03 mark, but junior forward Connor Wilson gave UMass Lowell a 2-1 lead with 2:12 left in the second period.
Hausinger added an insurance goal to seal the win for the River Hawks with a nifty backhanded tally at 5:21 of the third period for his fourth goal of the season.
Hernberg notched 12 saves in each of the first and second periods en route to his third career victory for the River Hawks in his fifth career start. Jake Kielly recorded 24 saves in the losing effort for the Golden Knights.
Sophomore forward Ryan Lohin registered a team-high five shots on goal and amassed two assists in the contest.
The River Hawks were a perfect 4-for-4 on the penalty kill in the game.