CANTON, N.Y. - Quinnipiac senior Greg Holt (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) had a hand in three of Quinnipiac's five goals to help the Bobcats to a 5-0 win against St. Lawrence at Appleton Arena in Canton, N.Y. Holt had three assists, while sophomore goalie Dan Clarke (Belleville, Ont.) stopped all 23 shots from St. Lawrence as the Bobcats posted their second straight shutout. Quinnipiac improves to 15-12-2 overall and 9-8-0 in ECAC Hockey while St. Lawrence goes to 14-11-5 overall and 8-6-3 in league play. The loss was St. Lawrence's second in 12 games at Appleton Arena this season.
Quinnipiac is the only ECAC Hockey team to record consecutive shutouts this season. The Bobcats also became the ninth NCAA Division I men's ice hockey team this season to record back-to-back shutouts, after the Bobcats also blanked Colgate, 2-0, last Saturday, Feb. 6. The feat marks the first time since the 2005-06 that Quinnipiac has tallied a shutout in consecutive games. That season, Quinnipiac beat American International, 5-0, on Oct. 22, 2005 and Robert Morris, 2-0, on Oct. 28.
Individually, Clarke became the second Bobcat goalie in Quinnipiac Division I history, joining Jamie Holden, to record back-to-back shutouts. Holden accomplished the feat against Army on Jan. 23 and 24, 2004.
With the win, Quinnipiac extended its undefeated streak when leading after the second period to 46 games (42-0-4). The Bobcats last loss when leading after the second period, came in the 2006-07 ECAC Hockey Championship Game.
Quinnipiac freshman Mike Dalhuisen (Nymegen, Holland) got the Bobcats on the board with his first career goal a little under eight minutes into the game. After the Bobcats killed a penalty, Dalhuisen handled the puck from the point and put a shot on goal. His shot was blocked before it was picked up by Jeremy Langlois (Tempe, Ariz.). Langlois put a shot on goal that was rebounded up by Holt. Holt then spied Dalhuisen on the opposite post. The freshman defenseman, who was following his shot, headed into the scrum in front of the St. Lawrence crease. He was able to get his stick on the puck and one-time it past Saints' goalie Kain Tisi to give Quinnipiac a 1-0 lead. The assist was Holt's 14th of the season while Langlois picked up his ninth of the season.
Freshman Clay Harvey scored his first career goal at the 4:37 mark of the second period to give Quinnipiac a 2-0 lead. Mike Glaicar (Kamloops, B.C.) sent the puck out to Zack Currie (Victoria, B.C.) who one-timed a shot through traffic from the point. Harvey was camped in front of Tisi in the St. Lawrence goal and deflected Currie's shot past the senior goalie for his first career marker. Currie's assist was his second of the year, while Glaicar picked up his sixth. Harvey became the 20th Bobcat to score a goal this season, marking the first time 20 different Quinnipiac scored in a season since the 2006-07 season.
Brandon Wong (Victoria, B.C.) scored his team-leading 15th goal of the year just 21 seconds into the third period on the power play. Zach Hansen (White Bear Lake, Minn.) handled the puck from the point before dropping a pass to Holt who was sliding into the slot. Holt dropped a pass behind him where Wong one-timed it over the left shoulder of Tisi to give Quinnipiac a three-goal lead. It was Holt's second assist of the game, and 15th of the season while Hansen picked up his 12th assist of the year.
D'Arcy Oakes (Shanty Bay, Ont.) scored his fourth goal of the season while Holt and Lampe were credited with assists. Lampe passed the puck off to Holt, who put a shot on goal. Oakes picked up the rebound and beat Tisi for his career-best eighth goal of the season. Senior assistant captain Mike Atkinson (Sparta, N.J.) scored his eighth goal of the year with less than four minutes to play to give Quinnipiac a five-goal lead. Langlois picked up his second assist of the game.
Quinnipiac is back in action tomorrow when it heads to Potsdam, N.Y. to take on Clarkson in an ECAC Hockey match-up at Cheel Arena. The game is set for a 4 p.m. puck-drop.