Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Upsets #17 St. Cloud State, 4-2
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Four different players scored to lead the Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team upset nationally-ranked No. 17 St. Cloud State, 4-2, at the National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minn. The win is Quinnipiac's third straight as they improve to 4-1-0. St. Cloud drops to 2-4-0 on the season. Quinnipiac came from behind to overcome a pair of St. Cloud power-play goals to score three times in the third period.
Bobby Tyson (The Woodlands, Texas) and Yuri Bouharevich (Montreal, Quebec) had a goal and an assist in the win. Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.) picked up the win in goal after stopping 21 of St. Cloud's 23 shots on goal. Minnesota native Ben Arnt (Oakdale, Minn.) and Spencer Heichman (Yorba Linda, Calif.) also scored for the Bobcatys.
Arnt put the Bobcats on the board with his first goal of the season and third of his career early in the first period. Zack Currie (Victoria, British Columbia) and Tyson were credited with assists on the play after Arnt cut across the front of the net and then flipped a shot past Huskies' goalie Mike Lee.
SCSU's Cam Reid scored his first goal of the year, on the power play, when Nick Jensen's shot bounced off of the pads of Hartzell and behind the sophomore goalie where Reid was waiting. Taylor Johnson scored SCSU's second power play of the game when he put a shot on goal that once-again bounced off Hartzell's pads and trickled over the goalline. St. Cloud dominated the second period, holding the advantage in shots, 10-1.
Tyson, starting at the right wing on the Bobcats' fourth line, sniped a shot past Lee to tie the game nine minutes into the third period. Tyson was set-up on the play by Zach Hansen (White Bear Lake, Minn.) and freshman Brooks Robinson (Duncan, British Columbia). His blast from the slot beat Lee stick-side to tie the game at 2-2.
Heichman scored his team-leading third goal of the season, that would stand up as the game-winner, with under 10 minutes to play. Clay Harvey (Gull Lake, Saskatchewan) tried to hook up with Bouharevich, but the puck bounced over Bouharevich's stick and wrapped around the goal. Bouharevich beat his defender to the puck and found Heichman out in front of the goal.
Bouharevich added his first goal of the season with under five minutes to play when he broke up a pass on St. Cloud's power play and took off down the ice, one-on-one with Lee. Bouharevich faked to Lee's glove side and went to the back hand to beat Lee to the far post and give Quinnipiac a two-goal cushion, 4-2.
The Bobcats will close-out their two-game series against St. Cloud on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. EST.