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Quinnipiac, Cornell Scuffle in Post Game Handshake Line

Matt Dewkett

Tim Clifton's goal with 1:56 to play in the game on Saturday night lifted Quinnipiac to a 1-0 win over visiting Cornell and also gave the Bobcats their fourth consecutive win after a 1-2-1 start. It also led to some hard feelings and emotions boiling over in the post game handshake line.

It appeared Quinnipiac's Soren Jonzzon said something to agitate Cornell's Joel Lowry who took a shot at Jonzzon. Despite a large pile of players and some commotion, nothing of any serious consequence happened in the altercation. Lowry and Quinnipiac's Danny Federico were each assessed a 10-minute misconduct penalty.

Neither player will face a suspension based on the penalty at the end of the game, but ECAC Hockey could come down with supplemental discipline. It seems rather unlikely as no punches were thrown.

Following the weekend in which the Big Red lost to both Princeton and Quinnipiac, it is the first time Cornell has been winless after four games since the 1989-90 season when it started 0-2-2. Current Clarkson head coach Casey Jones was the captain of the Big Red that season.

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Jeff Cox covers college, junior and high school hockey, NCAA recruiting and NHL Draft prospects. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxSports.