The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team will host nationally-ranked No. 8/9 Nebraska Omaha on Friday, Dec. 31 at 12 Noon at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. The Bobcats upset the Mavericks on Thursday, Dec. 30, 4-3, behind a 53-save performance by sophomore Eric Hartzell. Scott Zurevinski scored twice and Loren Barron tallied four points on the night with a goal and three assists.The afternoon game is part of Camper's Day, as all Quinnipiac summer campers who received a certificate for admission are invited with their parents. There will be a "Skate With The Bobcats" event following the game for all in attendance.Bobcat fans can follow all the action via live videostream by visiting the Bobcat Channel at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com. Live audio, provided by AM 1220 WQUN featuring Bill Schweizer and Chris Kotsopoulos, and live stats are also available.
With their win last night, the Bobcats ran their unbeaten streak when leading after the second period to 57 games. The Bobcats are 52-0-5 when they have a lead heading into the final period since March 17, 2007.
Showing A Lot Of Hart(zell)
Quinnipiac sophomore Eric Hartzell had a career night against Nebraska Omaha on Friday night, stopping 53 of 56 shots on goal en route to his sixth win of the season. Hartzell stopped the first 40 shots he saw the Mavericks' offense before UNO got on the board in the second period. After letting up three of the next six shots, Hartzell slammed the door and stopped the last eight shots he saw on the night.
The Most Since...
Hartzell's 53 saves against UNO was a career-best and the most by a Quinnipiac goalie since Dan Clarke stopped 73 against Union in the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals last season. It was the most in a regular season since Bud Fisher stopped 42 against Dartmouth on Feb. 28, 2009.
Four For 4
Loren Barron (#4) turned in a career-best four points in the Bobcats win against UNO. Barron had a goal and three assists in the win for the first four-point game at Quinnipiac since Eric Lampe did it against Harvard on Nov. 13, 2009.
Barron's career-high three assists against UNO makes him the first Bobcat to accomplish the "playmaker" this season, and the first since Brandon Wong had three assists against Yale on Feb. 27, 2010.
Nice Job Captain
Junior captain Scott Zurevinski scored twice against Nebraska Omaha, giving the Bobcats five game in which they have had a multiple-goal scorer. He is the only player to do it twice this season, after a two-goal outing at Colgate. Zurevinski is also the Bobcats' active leader with four multiple-goal games for his career.
Jeremy Spoke In...
Jeremy Langlois tallied a goal and an assist in last night's victory, giving him six goals and four assists for 10 points for the year. Last season's team Rookie of the Year, he is the fourth player on the roster to reach double figures in points this season.
Getting Ahead Early
Quinnipiac is 8-1-0 this season in the eight games in which it has scored first.
Thrice Is Nice
Quinnipiac is 5-1-1 in six games in which it has scored three goals and 7-2-1 in games in which it has scored three or more.
At The Bank
Quinnipiac is 44-27-7 (.604) in 78 games all-time at the TD Bank Sports Center.