December 4, 2010

Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Falls To St. Lawrence, 6-4

Photos of QU-St. Lawrence

HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team dropped a 6-4 decision to St. Lawrence in an ECAC Hockey match-up at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. With the loss, Quinnipiac's third straight, the Bobcats go to 7-7-1 overall and 3-4-1 in ECAC Hockey play. St. Lawrence picks up its first road win of the season to improve to 3-7-3 overall and 3-3-0 in league action.

Quinnipiac had more shots in the first period than St. Lawrence had in the first two periods combined and went on to outshoot the Saints, 43-24. Four different Quinnipiac skaters scored for the Bobcats, including junior captain Scott Zurevinski (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) who found the back of the net for the second straight game and fifth time in his last six games.

Jeremy Langlois (Tempe, Ariz.) and Russell Goodman (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) and Zach Davies (Smithers, British Columbia) each had a goal and an assist. Ben Arnt (Oakland, Minn.), Mike Dalhuisen (Nymegen, Holland), Kellen Jones (Montrose, British Columbia), Zach Hansen (White Bear Lake, Minn.) and Yuri Bouharevich (Montreal, Quebec) all had assists.

"I thought our offense was good tonight," Quinnipiac head coach Rand Pecknold said. "We created a lot of opportunities. We dug in after the first two goals and at the end of the night I think we had 74 shots, so I'm happy to finally start scoring some goals."

St. Lawrence jumped out to a two-goal lead early in the first period with Greg Carey scoring his sixth goal of the year, with Kyle Essey's second of the season just nine seconds behind. Carey scored twice in the game, including the game-winner on a turnover by the Quinnipiac defense early in the third period. Jordan Dewey and Matt Raley picked up assists on Carey's goal while Pete Child set-up Essey.

Goodman netted his second goal of the season just 17 seconds after Essey's to cut the St. Lawrence lead in half with assists going to Langlois and Arnt. Langlois tied the game at the 7:49 mark with his third goal of the season. Coming out of the first intermission tied, 2-2, Zurevinski netted his sixth goal of the season when he re-directed a shot from the point by Davies. Davies took a pass from Kellen Jones from the half boards and sent a shot saucering through traffic where it found Zurevinski in the slot. The goal gave Quinnipiac its first lead of the game, 3-2.

St. Lawrence rallied to score three unanswered goals including George Hughes' first of the season at the 11:21 mark of the second period before Kyle Flanagan scored on the power play at the 16:43 mark to give the Saints a 4-3 lead. Carey's seventh of the season came just 23 seconds into the third period, unassisted, after a turnover in front of the Bobcats goal left him with a blast from the slot. Davies scored to pull Quinnipiac within a goal on a shot from the point, but Aaron Bogosian scored on an empty net to give St. Lawrence a two-goal cushion with less than a minute to play.

Quinnipiac returns to action on Saturday, Dec. 4 when they host Clarkson at 7 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center.