Miracle on Ice, Part II
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. ? A season of disappointment, a tournament of impossibility, but in the end, a celebration of the unbelievable ? a championship.In the arena where 18 years ago another underdog hockey team leaped into the national spotlight by winning a game in which no one gave them a chance, the men's hockey team (18-10-7 overall, 7-9-6 Eastern College Athletic Conference) defeated Clarkson (23-8-3, 16-4-2), 5-4, in double overtime to capture the ECAC tournament and earning Princeton an automatic bid to its first-ever NCAA tournament.Just 42 seconds into the second overtime, junior forward Syl Apps scooped up a loose puck in front of the Princeton bench and went on a solo breakaway down the ice with two Golden Knight defenders in pursuit. Game-winnerFrom the left side of the net, Apps flipped a shot over Clarkson goalie Dan Murphy's left shoulder.