Will serve as one of two alternate captains ... one of six members of the senior class ... one of four players on the team from Minnesota ... younger brother, John, is a sophomore defenseman on the team ... one of the top goalies in the league ... unbelievable work ethic ... tremendous approach to games and practice ... sets great example to teammates ... one career shutout ... named the starter midway through sophomore season ... has played in 61 career games ... stands second at the Academy in career save percentage at .912 ... holds the sixth position with a 2.88 goals against average on career ledger ... 1,796 career saves ranks eighth all-time at West Point ... four career assists ... three-time selection to the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team ... twice named an AHA Academic All-Star team member after posting the top grade point average among league goalies ... Dean's List student ... three-time letterwinner.
2009-10: Appeared in career-high 32 games ... posted a 3.00 goals against average and .908 save percentage ... tallied four assists ... collected first career shutout ... made 31 saves in 5-0 blanking of Connecticut ... named Atlantic Hockey Association Goalie of the Week ... made at least 19 saves in all 32 games ... made 30 or more saves in 16 contests ... allowed two goals or less in 13 games ... season-best 41 saves in a 2-1 win over Sacred Heart ... posted 39 saves in 2-1 upset of Rensselaer ... turned away 37 shots in 3-3 overtime tie with Mercyhurst ... suffered 2-1 loss against Union despite 39 saves ... made 67 saves during three-point weekend against Air Force, registering 30 saves during 4-2 win and 37 in 3-3 draw ... made 65 saves in next series against Holy Cross ... stretch of four straight wins with weekend weeps of Canisius and Sacred Heart ... registered 65 saves In two playoff games ... opened the season with first career assist against Nebraska-Omaha ... credited with an assist and made 35 saves in 3-3 tie with Sacred Heart ... secured third assist during 5-0 shutout of Connecticut ... fourth assist came during wild 8-6 win against AIC to end the regular season ... voted CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine third-team Academic All-American ... named to the Atlantic Hockey Association Academic Team for third straight season.
2008-09: Appeared in 24 games ... logged over 1,390 minutes ... allowed 69 goals ... faced 731 shots ... 2.98 goals against average ... .914 save percentage ... 9-9-5 record ... made at least 20 saves 21 times ... career-best 56 saves vs. #2 Miami ... faced 58 shots in 3-2 win against the Red Hawks ... 56 saves is Ohio Hockey Classic record ... earned AHA Goalie of the Week honors for his efforts ... made 74 saves in his first two starts, against Sacred Heart to help team to a win and tie ... made 39 saves in a last-second loss to Union ... turned away 35 shots the first night and 25 the next to help Army sweep Mercyhurst ... earned his second Goalie of the Week award for his efforts ... made 60 saves the next weekend in a pair of ties with Holy Cross ... earned the win with 34 saves against Canisius ... credited with 42 saves the next night ... third AHA Goalie of the Week certificate ... won two more games against Sacred Heart with 25 and 34 saves, respectively ... made 42 saves in a tie with RIT ... closed February with 31 saves in win against AIC ... named February AHA Goalie of the Month ... 4-1-2 mark during month ... five games of at least 30 saves ... made 35 saves in first playoff game against Mercyhurst ... made 28 saves the next night ... named to the Atlantic Hockey Association Academic All-Star Team ... posted highest grade point average of league goalies ... chosen by CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine as a second-team All-District choice.
2007-08: Played in five games with a 1-3-1 record ... allowed nine goals on 137 shots ... 1.78 goals against average ... .934 save percentage ... made his collegiate debut in his home state against Bemidji State ... tough-luck loser in 3-0 loss ... allowed one goal before being pulled for an extra skater in the final minute ... 25 saves in first contest ... recorded first win against American International ... allowed one goal and made 23 saves in 7-1 victory ... earned a tie at RIT with a career-best 36 saves, including a penalty shot in overtime ... allowed one goal in 1-1 draw ... in net during a 3-2 non-conference loss to Union ... 25 saves and two goals allowed ... allowed three goals at Mercyhurst ... credited with 19 saves during a 3-0 loss ... named to the Atlantic Hockey Association Academic All-Star Team ... posted highest grade point average of league goalies.
Background: Spent three weeks of his summer in Kenya working in HIV and malaria research facilities ... worked at Story Book Christian Camp and at Fellowship of Christian Athletes hockey camp ... attended Minnesota Hockey Camps with his brother, John, and former Air Force goalie Andrew Volkening ... son of Mike and Julie Clark ... two siblings, brother John and sister, Jessie ... John is a sophomore member of the Black Knights ... Jay scored a goal for the North Iowa Outlaws ... letters in football, golf, hockey and track and field at Baudette High School ... lettered in football as a freshman as the long snapper and later played quarterback ... also played golf as a freshman ... ran track for one season ... earned hockey letters as a sophomore and junior before closing out scholastic career for the Indiana Ice and North Iowa Outlaws ... all-section choice as a junior in high school ... lists Ryan Miller as his favorite athlete ... enjoys fishing, reading and wakeboarding ... majoring in Environmental Science.
Getting To Know #35
Why did you choose West Point? For the opportunities after graduation Best part about Army hockey? Hockey is just an amazing sport and hockey players are even better. I wouldn't trade this experience for anything. Best dressed teammate? Drew Pierson Best part of roadtrips? Build your own omelets Favorite class? Physics If I weren't playing hockey, I would be? A rock star Pregame rituals? Shadowboxing in the shower My first pair of skates were? Grafts with yellow laces. Sick! Two words to describe Coach Riley? Hard nosed Worst part of practice? Systems, goalies do absolutely nothing