Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Travels To Clarkson And St. Lawrence This Weekend

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (12-10-3, 5-6-2 ECAC Hockey)
at Clarkson University Golden Knights (12-9-2, 6-4-1 ECAC Hockey)
Friday, January 28, 2011 - 7 p.m.
Cheel Arena - Potsdam, N.Y.

at St. Lawrence University Saints (7-12-4, 3-8-0 ECAC Hockey)
Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 7 p.m.
Appleton Arena - Canton, N.Y.

North Country
The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team will travel North for a pair of ECAC Hockey games against Clarkson on Friday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m.

Multimedia Information
Paul Pacelli will have the play-by-play for the Bobcats' trip to the North Country with both games available on AM 1220 WQUN. Former NHL veteran Chris Kotsopoulos will have the color commentary.

All-Time Against Clarkson
Quinnipiac has won six of the 14 meetings against Clarkson, including wins in four of the last seven games. Quinnipiac lost to Clarkson in their last two meetings, 5-3 earlier this year, and 4-1 in Potsdam last season, but won the three previous meetings, including back-to-back wins on its home ice. Quinnipiac is 2-4-0 all-time at Cheel Arena.

Scouting The Golden Knights
Clarkson is currently 12-9-2 overall and 6-4-1 in ECAC Hockey. The Golden Knights are coming off a 3-1 win against Brown on Jan. 22, but have won just twice in their last six games. Senior Brandon DeFazio leads Clarkson in goals (9), assists (9) and points (18) and is one of eight Golden Knights to reach double figures in points. Juniors Nick Tremblay (7-8--15) and Jake Morley (5-9--14) slide in behind DeFazio, followed by freshmen Matt Zarbo (6-7--13) and Allan McPherson (5-8--13) to round out Clarkson's top five. Paul Karopwich carries a 12-8-2 mark with a 2.95 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage. In their last meeting, DeFazio broke a 2-2 tie in the third period with a natural hat trick in the final frame to push Clarkson to a 5-3 win. Zarvo, Louke Oakley and Scott Freeman all had a pair of assists while Karpowch stopped 37 of Quinnipiac's 40 shot son goal.

All-Time Against St. Lawrence
Quinnipiac and St. Lawrence have faced each other 15 times since their first meeting on Nov. 3, 2000. St. Lawrence holds the all-time edge, with eight wins to Quinnipiac's five, with two games coming to a draw. St. Lawrence's 6-4 win at the TD Bank Sports Center on Dec. 4, 2010 broke a string of three-straigth wins by the Bobcats against St. Lawrence. Quinnipiac is 2-5-1 all-time at St. Lawrence's Appleton Arena, with both wins coming in their last two games on the Saints' home ice.

Scouting The Saints
St. Lawrence is currently 7-12-4 overall and 3-8-0 in ECAC Hockey. The Saints are coming off a pair of losses to Brown (2-1) and Yale (4-1) last weekend and have one win in their last six games. Freshman Greg Carey leads SLU with 14 goals and 11 assists for 25 points while sophomore Kyle Flanagan has eight goals and 16 assists for 24 points. Matt Weninger has seen the majority of the minutes between the pipes for St. Lawrence, posting a 4-11-3 record with a 2.39 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage. In their last meeting, a 6-4 St. Lawrence win at the TD Bank Sports Center, Carey scored twice to lead the Saints including the game-winner in the third period. Saints' goalie Robbie Moss had 39 saves in the win.

Last Time Out
In the Bobcats 4-2 win against the U.S. National Under-18 Team, Connor Jones, Mike Dalhuisen and John Dunbar all had a goal and an assist while Kellen Jones had two assists in the game. Pat McGann had 23 saves in the Bobcats' win.

Best At Closing It Out
Quinnipiac currently holds the longest active unbeaten streak when leading after the second period in NCAA Division I men's ice hockey. The Bobcats are 54-0-5 in their last 59 games in that situation dating back to March 17, 2007. Miami was previous unbeaten in 81 straight games (78-0-3) dating back to March 9, 2007 before giving up a lead in the third period in a loss to Notre Dame on Dec. 3, 2010.