November 13, 2010

Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Tops Colgate, 3-1, For First ECAC Hockey Win

HAMILTON, N.Y. - Senior captain Scott Zurevinski (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) scored twice to lead the Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team to a 3-1 win against Colgate for its first ECAC Hockey victory of the season. The Bobcats improve to 1-2-1 in league action and 5-4-1 overall while Colgate drops to 2-5-1 overall and 0-3-1 in ECAC Hockey action.

Both teams played to a scoreless draw through the first period before Zurevinski scored twice in the second. His first goal tied the game at 1-1, while his second goal of the game gave the Bobcats a one-goal lead through the second period.

Quinnipiac ran its record when leading after two periods to an impressive 49-0-5 in its last 54 games in the situation. Connor Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) scored his second goal of the weekend and third of the year to give Quinnipiac a two-goal lead. Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.) improved to 2-0-0 on the year after stopping 30 of Colgates' 31 shots on goal.

Chris Wagner put the Raiders on the board with his second goal of the year. Colgate put a rush on Hartzell, putting several shots on the sophomore that landed in front of the Bobcats' goal. Wagner was able to pick up the puck in the crease and pop it over Hartzell to give the Raiders a 1-0 lead less than a minute into the second period.

Zurevinski tied the game at the 13:49 mark of the second period when Yuri Bouharevich (Montreal, Quebec) took control of the puck in the neutral zone, and took off down ice. The junior had company as he found himself on a three-on-one with Colgate goalie Eric Mihalik. Bouharevich skated inside the right face-off circle, faked a shot and then hit Zurevinski's stick in the slot. Zurevinski crashed the goal, dumping the puck past Mihalik to tie the game at 1-1. It was Zurevinski's second goal of the season while Bouharevich picked up his team-leading sixth assist.

Zurevinski scored again with just over a minute to play in the period. Colgate was about to be whistled for a penalty, so Quinnipiac, with control of the puck, pulled Hartzell and sent out the extra skater. Mike Glaicar (Kamloops, British Columbia) sent the puck across the ice, from one point to the other, to Zack Currie (Victoria, British Columbia). Currie sent a pass to Zurevinski below the face-off circle who one-timed a shot over the shoulder of Mihalik to give the Bobcats a one-goal lead, 2-1.

The Bobcats jumped out to a 3-1 lead when Connor Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) scored on the power play to start the third period. Zach Tolkinen (Lino Lakes, Minn.) passed the puck to Zach Davies (Smithers, British Columbia) at the point. Davies sent a shot through traffic that Jones tipped past Mihalik to give Quinnipiac a two-goal lead.

Quinnipiac returns to action next weekend when they host Harvard on Friday, Nov. 19 and Dartmouth on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.