Men's Ice Hockey Hosts Clarkson And St. Lawrence This Weekend
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (4-1-0) vs.
Clarkson University Golden Knights (3-4-0)/Friday, Nov. 6, 2009 - 7 p.m.
St. Lawrence University Saints (4-2-0)/Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 - 4 p.m.
TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn.
ON THE AIR
AM 1220 WQUN
Bill Schweizer - Play-by-play
Chris Kotsopoulos - Color commentary
Hockey Opening Weekend
The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team will host Clarkson University on Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. and St. Lawrence on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. Quinnipiac comes into the game with a record of 4-1-0 overall. Clarkson is 3-4-0 overall while St. Lawrence is 4-2-1. Quinnipiac's two games against its North Country foes are the first of four-game homestand for the Bobcats. Quinnipiac will play Harvard on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7:37 p.m. in a game that can be viewed in the New England Sports Network. The Bobcats will then host Dartmouth on Sunday, Nov. 14.
WQUN's Bill Schweizer, the "Voice of the Bobcats" will have the play-by-play with color commentary provided by Chris Kotsopoulos. Bobcat fans can tune to AM 1220 WQUN or click the speaker icon on the schedule at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com. A live videostream can be accessed from the Bobcat Channel while live stats will also be provided.
Scouting Clarkson University
Clarkson University comes to Hamden on Friday, Nov. 6 with a record of 3-4-0 following back-to-back losses to Minnesota-Duluth last weekend. The Golden Knights' previous other two losses came at Michigan State to open the season, running Clarkson's record on the road to 0-4-0 on the young season. Matt Beca is Clarkson's leading goal-scorer, with five through seven games. Louke Oakley leads the Golden Knights with one goal and eight assists for a team-high nine points. Brandon Fazio and Nick Tremblay have both totaled one goal and six assists for seven points. Paul Karpowich has logged the majority of the minutes in net for Clarkson, starting five of the Golden Knights' seven games. Karpowich is carrying a 3.62 goals-against average and a .899 save percentage.
All-Time Against Clarkson
Quinnipiac is 5-6-0 all-time against Clarkson, dating back to their first meeting on Feb. 8, 2000. Quinnipiac is 3-2-0 all-time on their home ice, including a 2-1-0 mark at the TD Bank Sports Center. Clarkson was one of two teams that Quinnipiac swept last season, along with Dartmouth College.
Scouting St. Lawrence University
St. Lawrence will play No. 13 Princeton University on Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m before coming to the TD Bank Sports Center on Saturday, Nov. 7 for an ECAC Hockey match-up against the Bobcats at 4 p.m. The Sainst are 4-2-1 overall after winning their first game last weekend against Sacred Heart, followed by a 3-3 tie in the second game of the series. Saints' scoring leader Kyle Flanagan has scored four goals and a team-high six assists for 10 points. Mike McKenzie has also passed out six assists as well while also scoring two goals. Robby Moss and Alex Petizian have split time in goal for St. Lawrence. Moss 3-0-0 in three starts with a .930 save percentage and a 2.18 goals-against average. Petizian is 0-2-1 with a .884 save percentage and a 3.32 goals against average.
All-Time Against St. Lawrence
Quinnipiac is 3-7-2 against St. Lawrence all-time, as the Saints have taken the last three match-ups, and four of the last five games. St. Lawrence knocked Quinnipiac out of the ECAC Hockey Tournament Quarterfinals, winning a pair of 5-3 games, on March 13-14.
Breaker Breaker 1-9
Scott Zurevinski (#19) totaled two goals and two assists last weekend against Robert Morris. Zurevinski, who scored one goal and picked up an assist in each game of the two-game set, ranks among the team leaders with four goals and three assists for seven points.
Greg The Grinder
Senior Greg Holt enjoyed a solid weekend as the Bobcats split a two-game series at Robert Morris last weekend. Holt and Scott Zurevinski tied for the team lead with two goals and two assists apiece. Holt had a goal and assist in each game.
Good Weekend Rook
Freshman Zach Davies turned in a pair of solid performances against RMU. Davies picked up his first point of the season in Friday night's win before scoring his first career goal, and assisting on another, on Saturday night.
Four different Bobcats scored their first goal of the season against Robert Morris on Friday night, including: Brett Dickinson, Greg Holt, Jean-Marc Beaudoin and Yuri Bouharevich. Zach Davies scored his first career goal on the following night.
First Shutout Of The Year
Quinnipiac picked up its first shutout of the season with a 5-0 win against Robert Morris on Friday night. A strong back-check and a 20-save performance from freshman Eric Hartzell, who improved to 2-0-0 for his career, in goal helped the QU cause.
Closing The Door
Last season, Quinnipiac was 16-0-0 in games in which it led after the second period. In their last 37 games in that scenario, dating back to last season and including last Friday's win against Robert Morris, Quinnipiac is undefeated at 33-0-3 when playing with a lead heading into the final frame. The Bobcats last loss,when leading after the second period, came in the 2006-07 ECAC Hockey Championship Game when Clarkson scored four third period goals to come-from-behind and take the league crown.