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technology assessment, dropped plans to manufacture a new beverage container because of a
negative technology assessment for that proposed container.
Hockey Scoring Records.
Dave Taylor's second assist against Pennsylvania at Walker Arena
on January 15 raised his career points to 200, the first Clarkson player ever to reach that figure.
He broke Eddie Rowe's all-time points record of 182 set in 1957 on an assist in the Yale game
during the RPI Christmas tourney. With 124 assists, Taylor smashed Rowe's career assist record
of 95. With 81 career goals, he was just seven short of Jerry Kemp's mark of 88. With 62 points
in 19 games, he was only three shy of Rowe's season point record of 65, and with 38 assists he
was just one short of Rick Magnusson's record of the 1969-70 season.
By scoring five points to bring his total to 97 in the Clarkson-Saint Lawrence game,
Taylor broke the season ECAC scoring record of 89 held by William Cleary of Harvard in the
1954-55 season. He Co-captained the team to a 26-8-0 season scoring a season record of 41
goals and 36 assists in 34 games. He also set the record at Clarkson for most assists in a season
at Clarkson, 67; most goals in a career at Clarkson, 98; most assists in a career at Clarkson, 153;
and most points in a career at Clarkson, 251.
Hockey All-Americans.
Not only was Dave Taylor, record-setting scorer, chosen for hockey
All-American honors for his performance this year, but two of his teammates also were so
honored. Brian Shields, senior, native of Scarborough, Ontario, provided clutch goal tending
that was a major factor in Clarkson's successes. He finished the season with an impressive
average of 3.6 goals against, and even more impressive =.896 saves percentage. He also was
named to the All-American and All-East hockey teams as a junior, and maintained a perfect A
scholastic average while doing so. He played 32 games for Clarkson this season and stopped
958 shots while allowing just 111 goals; he stopped an average of 31.2 shots per game, had one
shutout, and shared another; he even assisted in one of Clarkson's record of 223 goals.
Bill Blackwood, native of Copper Cliff, Ontario, a junior, played in all 34 games, and
was the all-time high-scoring defenseman at Clarkson, and the top-scoring defenseman in the
East with 17 goals and 54 assists; he scored 130 points in his three years at Clarkson.
First in ECAC.
Clarkson's highest scoring hockey team in history ended the season in first
place in the ECAC. In the last week of the regular season, the Golden Knights had defeated a
New Hampshire team 7-6, which earlier that day had been voted first in the national polls, and
had beaten the traditional rival, St. Lawrence, 6-5. They had scored 207 goals in building a 25-6
overall record, and a 19-4 ECAC Division I record to earn top seed in the playoffs. Members
of the team were chosen for half of the All-American and All-East players named.
In ECAC tournament action, Clarkson defeated Providence 6-3 on home ice before
traveling to Boston where they lost both the semifinal game to the champion Boston University
Terriers 7-6, and the consolation game to Cornell 5-4. The extraordinary officiating of the
Clarkson-BU game caused the associate editor of
The Intercollegiate Hockey Newsletter
Arthur Kaminsky, to write:
It proved to be an extremely well-played, clean game which was almost totally screened
by the absurd officiating of one referee, Frank Kelley. Rapidly becoming a feature at big ECAC
games, the bespectacled arbiter once again saw trips where there were no trips, hooks where
there were no hooks, and enough assorted other high crimes and misdemeanors to produce 25
penalties in one of the cleanest games seen all year.
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