7/8 Quinnipiac University Bobcats (12-3-1) vs.
American International College Yellow Jackets (2-13-1)
Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 - 4 PM
TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn.
Bill Schweizer (Play-by-play)
Todd Carroll (Color commentary)
Bobcats & Yellow Jackets
The No. 7/8 Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team will host American International College on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. The Bobcats are coming off a 1-1 tie against Holy Cross on Thursday, Dec. 10 and currently stand at 12-3-1. American International is 2-13-1 on the season. Following the game, Quinnipiac will host a "Skate With The Bobcats" event where all children in attendance are invited to hit-the-ice with the nationally-ranked men's ice hockey team.
Bill Schweizer will have the play-by-play for the Bobcats' tilt against American International and will be joined alongside by color commentator Todd Carroll.
All-Time Against American International
Quinnipiac is 21-9-2 all-time against American International, dating back to the first meeting between the two teams on Nov. 18, 1984. AIC won seven of the first nine meetings between the two teams with the Bobcats posting a 1-7-1 record against the Yellow Jackets over that span. Since then, Quinnipiac is 20-2-1 against AIC, including 10 straight wins. The Yellow Jackets last win against Quinnipiac fell on Feb. 7, 2004. Quinnipiac is 13-3-2 all-time against AIC on its home ice, including a 2-0-0 mark at the TD Bank Sports Center.
Scouting The Yellow Jackets
American International is currently 2-13-1 on the season, and have lost its last seven games. The Yellow Jackets' last win came on Nov. 14 with a 2-0 decision against Army. Adam Pleskach leads AIC in goals (8) and points (12). Mike Little is the team's assist leader with seven in 16 games played. In goal, Dan Ramirez and Ben Meisner have split time for the Yellow Jackets, both appearing in eight games. Both goalies tote identical .901 save percentages, while Ramirez is 0-7-1 with a 3.62 goals-against average while Meisner is 2-5-0 with a 3.48 GAA.
Quinnipiac tied Holy Cross on Thursday, Dec. 10, 1-1, at the Hart Center in Worcester, Mass. Greg Holt scored an unassisted goal midway through the first period.
Brandon Wong became the 11th player in Quinnipiac history, as well as the sixth at the Division I level, to reach the 60-goal mark with a marker against Brown on Saturday, Dec. 5.
Wong is one of two active players in NCAA Division I hockey, to score 60 goals and assist on 60 more for his career. St. Cloud State's Ryan Lasch has totaled 68 goals and 80 assists for his career. Wong is also second among active career scoring leaders. He is one of five players in the nation to score 50 goals and assist on 50 more for his career.
Three With 30 And 30
For their careers, Jean-Marc Beaudoin (34 goals, 45 assists), Eric Lampe (43-43) and Brandon Wong (60-64) have all reached the 30-goal, 30-assist mark. The trio makes Quinnipiac one of seven teams in NCAA Division I hockey to feature three players with at least 30 goals and 30 assists for their career.
Wong became the first Quinnipiac player this season to score two goals in back-to-back games, scoring twice against UMass on Nov. 28 and twice against Yale on Dec. 4. He leads Quinnipiac with nine multiple-point games and is one of three Bobcats, along with Eric Lampe and Jeremy Langlois, with two multiple-goal games.