Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 - 7 p.m.
Quinnipiac University at Cornell University
at Lynah Rink - Ithaca, N.Y.
Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 - 4 p.m.
Quinnipiac University at Colgate University
Starr Rink - Hamilton, N.Y.
@ Cornell - WQAQ 1220 AM, WPOP 1410 AM, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com
@ Colgate - WQAQ 1220 AM, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com
Bill Schweizer - play-by-play
Chris Kotsopoulos - analyst
The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team will look to bounce-back from a tie against Brown and a loss to nationally-ranked No. 5 Yale when they travel to Cornell and Colgate this weekend. The Bobcats (4-3-1, 0-1-1 ECAC) take on the Cornell Big Red (1-3-0, 1-1-0 ECAC) on Friday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at Lynah Rink in Ithaca, N.Y. before taking on the Colgate Raiders (2-3-1, 0-1-1 ECAC) on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. at Starr Rink in Hamilton, N.Y.
Bobcat fans can follow all the action live on WQUN 1220 AM with the play by play from the "Voice of the Bobcats" Bill Schweizer. Friday's game against Cornell can also be heard on WQUN 1220 AM and WPOP 1410 AM, while Saturday's game at Colgate will be on WQUN 1220 AM and will also feature color commentary from NHL veteran Chris Kotsopolous. You can also access the live feed at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com or at www.WQUN.com.
All-Time Against Cornell
Quinnipiac has won four of 14 games all-time against Cornell, with two of those three wins coming in the 2007 ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals to send the Bobcats to the tournament quarterfinals that year. In their last five meetings, Quinnipiac is 1-3-1. Quinnipiac is 1-3-1 al-time on their home ice including a 0-2-1 record at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats are 3-4-1 all-time at Lynah Rink, with a 3-2 win against the Big Red on their home ice last season.
Cornell is currently 1-3-0 overall and 1-1-0 in ECAC Hockey action. Last weekend, Cornell was shut-out by St. Lawrence, 3-0, before bouncing back with a 6-1 thrashing of Clarkson on Saturday night. In four games, the Big Red have accounted for 13 goals from 10 different goal scorers, who are led by freshman Dustin Mowrey with three goals. Seven different Cornell skaters are tied for the team lead with Mowrey with three points. In goal, Mike Garman and Andy Iles have split time. Iles is 1-1-0 with a 2.26 GAA and a .923 save percentage while Garman is 0-2-0 with a 4.59 GAA and a .855 save percentage.
All-Time Against Colgate
Quinnipiac and Colgate have met 16 times since the Bobcats joined ECAC Hockey in 2005. All-time, Quinnipiac is 7-8-1 against the Raiders, with a 5-4-0 mark on their home sheet and a 2-4-1 mark at Colgate's Starr Rink. Quinnipiac is 3-4-1 all-time at Starr Rink, with a record of 2-1-1 in their last four trips to Hamilton.
Scouting Colgate University
Colgate is currently 2-3-1 overall and 0-1-1 in ECAC Hockey. The Raiders tied Clarkson, 4-4, last Friday and lost to St. Lawrence, 4-1. The Raiders' two wins this season have come against members of Atlantic Hockey, with a 3-1 win against Army on Oct. 9 and a 5-0 win against Sacred Heart on Oct. 30. Colgate has scored 18 goasl in their first six games, for a three goals per game average, and are led by Brian Day. Day has tallied a team-high four goals and seven points, while also assisting on three more goals. Francois Brisebois leads the Raiders with five assists. In goal, Alex Evin has logged every minute between the pipes for Colgate, posting a 2-3-1 record with a 2.47 GAA and a .912 save percentage.
Through Quinnipiac's first eight games, Clay Harvey is tied for the team lead, with Kellen Jones and Spencer Heichman, with three goals.
With two goals against Brown, Clay Harvey joined Kellen Jones as the only two players in the Bobcats' lineup with a multiple-goal game this season. Quinnipiac has had multiple seasons in which several players have had multiple goal games. It is the first time that Quinnipiac had two players be the first individuals on the roster reach the mark by scoring both of their goals in the same period in their respective games. Jones did it in the third period against Holy Cross while Harvey did it against Brown on Friday night.
Clay Harvey's first goal against Brown came four seconds after the Bobcats went on the power play. The fastest power play goal in Quinnipiac history was by Eric Lampe, who scored in three seconds against Robert Morris in a 5-4 win on Jan. 23, 2009. Harvey scored his second goal, 2:58 later. It was the second fastest pair of goals by an individual player since Jean-Marc Beaudoin did it in 2:27 in a 4-3 loss to Union on Nov. 30, 2007.
Mike Dalhuisen scored his first goal of the season, and second of his career, on a blast from the point against Brown on Friday night.
Yuri Bouharevich currently leads the Bobcats with five assists and is tied for the team lead with six points.
Quinnipiac Athlete of the Month
Quinnipiac freshman Kellen Jones was named the Quinnipiac Athlete of the Month for October. Jones led the Bobcats in goals (3) and points (6), while also ranking second with three assists. Jones had an assist in his first collegiate game, a 2-1 win against Ohio State before picking up a pair of assists, on the game-tying and game-winning goals, in a 3-2 win against Bentley. He then scored twice to break-up a 1-1 tie with Holy Cross to help Quinnipiac to a 3-1 win against the Crusaders. He also had a goal against nationally-ranked St. Cloud State this past weekend.
Quinnipiac is 48-0-5 in its last 53 games in which it has led heading into the third period. It's last loss when leading after two periods came on March 17, 2007 against Clarkson in the ECAC Hockey Championship.