Men's Ice Hockey Can Clinch Series With Win Against Colgate on Saturday Night
ECAC Hockey Tournament First Round Game 2
No. 7 Quinnipiac University (17-15-3, 9-10-3 ECAC Hockey) vs.
No. 10 Colgate University (11-17-7, 6-11-5 ECAC Hockey)
Saturday, Mar. 7- 7 p.m.
TD Banknorth Sports Center Hamden, Conn.
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The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team will host Colgate University in the second game of the 2009 Bank of America ECAC Hockey Championship First Round on Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. at the TD Banknorth Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. Quinnipiac won the first game of the match-up, 3-2 in overtime, on Friday night after storming back from 2-0 deficit. Quinnipiac can clinch the series and advance to the tournament quarterfinals with a win tonight.
The game will be available via live webstream from B2 Networks at B2TV.com.
Welcome Back Wong!
Brandon Wong returned to the Bobcats' lineup on Friday night after missing the last six weeks to injury. Wong scored the game-winning goal in overtime to complete an impressive comeback by Quinnipiac. The junior wing's goal was also his 100th career point.
Good Track Record
With the win on Friday night, Quinnipiac is 7-0 all-time in the ECAC Hockey Tournament First Round. The Bobcats have also won five straight at home and are now 4-0 in overtime games in the ECAC Hockey Tournament and 6-2 all-time in postseason play.
All-Time Against Colgate
Quinnipiac is 4-7-1 all-time against Colgate and has lost their last three games against the Raiders before Friday night's win. Quinnipiac is 2-2 against Colgate in tournament play and 1-2 all-time at the TD Banknorth Sports Center.
Quinnipiac In The ECAC Hockey Tournament
Since joining ECAC Hockey for the 2006-07 season, the Bobcats hold an 12-5 career record in postseason play. The Bobcats have yet to lose a First Round game, posting a 7-0 record over their first three seasons in ECAC Hockey. Quinnipiac is also 4-3 in quarterfinal games, 1-0 in semifinal games and 0-1 in the championship game. Quinnipiac holds a 5-0 record at home in the ECAC Tournament after back-to-back first round series wins over Brown in 2008 and Union in 2007, and last night's win over Colgate. Quinnipiac's most successful postseason came in 2007 when the Bobcats swept Union at home before upsetting Cornell at Lynah Rink in two games in the quarterfinals. Quinnipiac continued their run, knocking off St. Lawrence, 4-0, in the semifinals before falling to Clarkson in the Championship Game, 4-2. Quinnipiac led in that game, 2-0, heading into the third period. It was the last time Quinnipiac lost after leading after two periods.
Some Very Good Points
David Marshall scored on Friday night on a re-direct of a blast by Zach Hansen that tied the game in the third period and sent it to overtime. Marshall had a goal and assist in the game. Hansen also recorded two assists in the game.