BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie against Canisius in a non-conference match-up at the Buffalo State Sports Arena in Buffalo, N.Y. Quinnipiac goes to 12-10-3 overall while Canisius goes to 6-11-5 on the season.
Jeremy Langlois (Tempe, Ariz.) and Zack Currie (Victoria, British Columbia) both scored in the game while Clay Harvey (Gull Lake, Saskatchewan) had a pair of assists. Kellen Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) also had an assist, on Currie's goal. Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.) finished with 19 saves in the game while his counterpart, Canisius' Tony Capobianco finished with 42 saves as Quinnipiac outshot Canisius 44-21 for the game.
After a scoreless first period, Quinnipiac got on the board first when Langlois scored his team-leading 11th goal of the season at the 5:29 mark of the second period. It was also Langlois' third goal of the series. After he received a pass from Harvey behind the Griffins' goal he stepped out to the right of freshman goalie Tony Capobianco and snuck the puck just inside the post to give Quinnipiac a 1-0 lead.
Canisius responded less than two minutes later when Scott Moser handled the puck in the face-off circle to Eric Hartzell's (White Bear Lake, Minn.) right, spun and rifled a shot under the arm of the sophomore goalie to tie the game. Preston Shupe gave Canisius a 2-1 lead at the 5:12 mark of the third period when he collected a rebound off a shot from Vincent Scarsella and deposited a shot past Hartzell to give the Griffins' their first lead of the series, 2-1.
With less than five minutes to play in regulation Currie tied the game with a blast from the point, just above the face-off circle to the left of Capobianco, for his first goal of the season. Kellen Jones was credited with an assist, while Harvey picked up his second assist of the game. In overtime, both teams traded scoring opportunities but neither could break the tie.
Quinnipiac returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 22 when they host the Team USA U-18 team at 7 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center.