Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 - 7 p.m.
Quinnipiac University vs. St. Lawrence University
TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn.
Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 - 7 p.m.
Quinnipiac University vs. Clarkson University
TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn.
Friday: AM 1220 WQUN, AM 1410 WPOP
Saturday: AM 1220 WQUN
Paul Pacelli - play by play
Chris Kotsopoulos - color commentary
Enemies From The North
The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team will host St. Lawrence and Clarkson this weekend. The Saints come to town on Friday, Dec. 3 while the Golden Knights visit the TD Bank Sports Center on Saturday, Dec. 4. Both games are set for a 7 p.m. puck drop.
Both Bobcats' games this weekend will be available via live video stream and can be heard at www.wqun.com. Friday night's game can be heard on AM 1220 WQUN as well as AM 1410 WPOP, while Saturday's broadcast can only be heard on WQUN. Paul Pacelli will have the play-by-play while Chris Kotsopoulos will provide the color commentary. Live statistics are also available.
All-Time Against St. Lawrence
Quinnipiac and St. Lawrence have faced each other 14 times since their first meeting on Nov. 3, 2000. St. Lawrence holds the all-time edge, with seven wins to Quinnipiac's five, with two games coming to a draw, but Quinnipiac has won the last three meetings between the two teams. Quinnipiac is 2-2-1 all-time on their home ice against St. Lawrence, with one of those wins coming at the Northford Ice Pavilion.
Scouting The Saints
St. Lawrence is currently 2-7-3 overall and 2-3-0 in ECAC Hockey play, with all three league losses coming in their last three games. The Saints have played four of their five ECAC Hockey games at home, with their only road game resulting in a 2-1 loss at Clarkson. Sean Flanagan has been the Saints' top playmaker this year, leading the team with eight assists and 10 points. Kyle Flanagan checks in with three goals and six assists for nine points, while freshman Greg Carey leads St. Lawrence with five goals for the year. Matt Weninger has seen the majority of the time between the pipes for St. Lawrence, posting a 2-7-2 record with a .912 save percentage and a 2.44 goals-against average.
All-Time Against Clarkson
Quinnipiac has won six of the 13 meetings against Clarkson, including wins in four of the last six games. Quinnipiac lost to Clarkson in their last meeting, 4-1 in Potsdam, but won the three previous meetings, including back-to-back wins on its home ice. The Bobcats are 4-2-0 all-time against the Golden Knights, including a 4-1-0 mark at the TD Bank Sports Center.
Scouting The Golden Knights
Clarkson is currently 7-5-2 overall and 2-2-1 in ECAC Hockey with wins in three of its last four games played. Brandon DeFazio leads Clarkson with seven assists and 10 points while Matt Zarbo leads the Golden Knights with five goals, while also adding four assists for nine points. Jake Morley checks in just behind with four goals and four assists. In goal, Paul Karpowich has seen the majority of the minutes for the Golden Knights, logging a 7-4-2 record with a .924 save percentage and a 2.55 GAA.
Among The Division I Leaders
Eric Hartzell is one of 11 NCAA Division I goalies to post a sub-2.00 goals-against average, and one of five from ECAC Hockey. The sophomore goalies 1.98 GAA ranks 11th among all NCAA Division I goalies.
Hartzell also ranks fifth in the nation in save percentage, and fifth among all ECAC Hockey goalies, at .933.
Captain Scott Zurevinski scored his team-leading fifth goal of the season against UMass on Saturday, Nov. 27. Zurevinski has scored four times in his last five games.
Connor Jones currently leads the Bobcats with 10 points - coming on four goals and a team-high six assists. He's tied for the team lead in helpers with Bouharevich, who has also scored twice for eight points. Jones scored in the Bobcats' loss to UMass on Saturday, Nov. 27.
Quinnipiac's record when either captain Scott Zurevinski or Yuri Bouharevich score or assist on a goal is 6-1-1. Last Saturday's loss to UMass marked the first time this season that the Bobcats lost when Zurevinski scored.
Three In A Row
Zurevinski and Bouharevich are the only two players with three-game scoring streaks on the year. Bouharvich did it on 10/15, 10/23 and 10/29 while Zurevinski did it on 11/13, 11/19 and 11/20.
Quinnipiac is 50-0-5 in its last 55 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.
Quinnipiac is 43-25-7 (.621) in 75 games all-time at the TD Bank Sports Center.
Me An A...
Ben Arnt became the fourth Quinnipiac skater to score twice in a game when he netted a pair against Harvard on Nov. 20. Arnt scored the Bobcats' second goal of the game before breaking up a 4-4 tie with the game-winner in the third period. Arnt now has three goals on the year.
Zurevinski, Connor Jones and John Dunbar are the only three players to score in back-to-back games this season.
Freshman John Dunbar was the latest Bobcat to get his first career goal with the Bobcats first goal against Dartmouth on Friday night.The first year forward from Calgary, Alberta also added a goal against Harvard on Saturday. Dunbar, in 12 games, has tallied two goal and two assists.
Of Things To Come?
Quinnipiac's 5-4 win against Harvard marked the first time this season that Quinnipiac scored five goals in a game and featured 10 different players picking up a point.