February 2, 2010

Duffy, Wong Chosen As Preliminary Selections For 2010 NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge

HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac University seniors Janine Duffy (Toronto, Ont.) and Brandon Wong (Victoria, B.C.) have been announced as preliminary selections for the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge. Currently, 78 student-athletes from NCAA Division I men's and women's ice hockey have been announced with a goal of 32 student-athletes to be announced later this month. Bobcat fans have an opportunity to help their favorite Quinnipiac ice hockey student-athletes be selected to participate in the prestigious NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge by voting online from Feb. 1 through Feb. 15.

Duffy currently leads the women's ice hockey with 23 points on 11 goals and 12 assists. She also ranks among the ECAC Hockey and NCAA Division I leaders in all three categories. Earlier this year, Duffy was named to the ECAC Hockey All-Star team that faced-off against the 2010 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey team in an exhibition at Quinnipiac's TD Bank Sports Center. Duffy's 11 goals this season rank seventh all-time, while her 12 assists are tied for fourth in the Bobcats' single-season record books. For her career, her 28 career goals and 34 career assists put her in fourth place all-time in both categories. Her 62 career points are the third highest total in Quinnipiac history. She also set a program record for assists in a game this season when she tallied four against Sacred Heart in the Nutmeg Classic Consolation game on Nov. 28.

Wong currently stands as the Bobcats goal-leader with 14. He also assisted on 14 more for a team-high 28 points. The team-leader with 10 power-play goals, Wong also has four game-winners to his credit this season. Announced as a Hobey Baker Award candidate earlier this season, Wong was the ECAC Hockey Co-Rookie of the Year, while also earning Third Team honors. He was also the recipient of the George Carens Award given by the New England Hockey Writers as the top freshman in the region. That year, he scored a career-high 27 goals, while assisting on 17 more for 44 points in his first season of college hockey. He was named a Inside College Hockey Freshman All-American and a USCHO.com All-Rookie selection before finishing as the runner-up for the National Rookie of the Year Award. Last season, Wong became the fourth Quinnipiac junior in program history to reach the 100-point mark in three seasons. He is also the third highest active scorer in NCAA Division I hockey with 130 points on 63 goals and 67 assists. His 63 career goals rank fourth while his 67 assists rank 13th in Quinnipiac's Division I history. His 130 points are good for 9th place in the Bobcats' Division I history.

Bobcat fans can visit www.ncaa.com/frozenfour for more information on the Skills Challenge, in addition to regional and national postseason schedules. Online fan voting, running from Feb. 1 through Feb. 15, can be located here.