Canisius and goaltender Daniel Urbani held off third-ranked Clarkson for 27:53 Tuesday night at Cheel Arena in Potsdam.
Then the Golden Knights broke through with two goals in each of the final two periods for a 4-0 victory over the Golden Griffins for their 12th straight win and second over Canisius this season. Clarkson's last loss was at Minnesota on Nov. 28. Despite not playing since Dec. 9, Clarkson moved up one notch in the latest USCHO poll this week.
Urbani turned aside 13 Clarkson shots and the Griffs killed off three power plays in the scoreless opening period. Then a short-handed goal by Nico Sturm at 12:07 of the second got Clarkson started. Kevin Charyszyn made it 2-0 at 15:50. Terrance Amorosa (power play) and Charyszyn scored in the third period for the winners, who outshot Canisius 33-12.
Canisius, which was ranked 20th before the latest poll, will stay in the North Country for games at St. Lawrence on Friday and Saturday.