Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Hosts Yale For Heroes Hat, Brown For Senior Night This Weekend

Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 - 8 p.m.
Quinnipiac University (13-12-5, 6-8-4 ECAC Hockey) vs.
No. 3/3 Yale University (20-5-0, 14-4-0 ECAC Hockey)

On The Air
(Comcast Sports Net New England, CSTV)
Bill Schweizer - play-by-play
Rich Coppola - color commentary
Bill Mecca - sideline report

WQUN 1220 AM, WPOP 1410 AM
Paul Pacelli - play-by-play
Todd Carroll - color commentary

Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 - 7 p.m.
Quinnipiac University (13-12-5, 6-8-4 ECAC Hockey) vs.
Brown University (8-12-4, 6-10-4 ECAC Hockey)

On The Air
WQUN 1220 AM, WPOP 1410 AM
Paul Pacelli - play-by-play
Todd Carroll - color commentary

The Heroes Hat and Senior Night
It will be a busy weekend at the TD Bank Sports Center as the men's ice hockey team will host nationally-ranked No. 3/3 Yale on Friday, Feb. 18 for the annual Heroes Hat game at 8 p.m. The game can be seen live on Comcast SportsNet New England and CSTV. The Bobcats will then host Brown on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. with Senior Night festivities planned for the evening.

Multimedia Information
Bill Schweizer will have the play-by-play with Fox 61 sports director Rich Coppola supplying the color commentary on Comcast Sports Net New England and CSTV on Friday night, with Bill Mecca providing Bobcat fans with the sideline report. Paul Pacelli and Todd Carroll will have the radio call of both games this weekend, which can be heard by tuning your dial to WQUN 1220 AM or WPOP 1410 AM, or by directing your browsers to www.WQUN.com or the Official Athletics Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.

All-Time Against Yale
Quinnipiac is 6-4-1 all-time against Yale. Quinnipiac won five of the first six meetings against Yale but have posted a 1-3-1 record in their last five games against the Bulldogs. Quinnipiac is undefeated against Yale all-time (3-0-1) at the TD Bank Sports Center.

The Heroes Hat
The ninth Heroes Hat championship is on the line when Quinnipiac and Yale face-off on Friday night. This is the fifth time the Bobcats and Bulldogs battle for the award with Quinnipiac winning three of its previous four matchups, which included one tie. The Heroes Hat is presented to the winner of the last regular-season game between the two teams. The first four Heroes Hat awards were presented to the winner of the annual season series between Quinnipiac and UConn from 2001-02 to 2004-05.

Scouting The Bulldogs
Yale is currently 20-5-0 overall and 14-4-0 in ECAC Hockey, good for second place in the league standings. The Bulldogs are currently ranked 3rd in the USCHO.com Division I and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls. The Bulldogs boast the nation's top offense at 4.32 goals per game, while holding opponents to 2.20 goals per contest, for a +2.12 scoring margin, also tops in Division I hockey. Yale carries five players to tally 25 or more points on the year, including with 30 or more points. Brian O'Neill leads the team in goals (15) and points (32), while also chipping in 17 assists. Andrew Miller has passed-out a team-best 24 assists for the year, while also scoring seven goals for 31 points. Broc Little slots in behind O'Neill and Miller with 14 goals and 16 assists for 30 points. Chris Cahill (11-16--27) and Denny Kearney (11-16--27) round-out the Bulldogs' top five scorers. Ryan Rondeau has seen a majority of the minutes in goal for Yale this year, posting a 19-4-0 record with a .925 save percentage, 2.02 goals-against average with three shuouts.

All-Time Against Brown
Quinnipiac is 8-4-1 in 13 games all-time against Brown, including a 3-3 tie in Providence on Nov. 5, 2010. Quinnipiac won seven of the first nine meetings between the two teams, but have posted a 1-2-1 record in their last four meetings. Quinnipiac is 4-1-0 all-time at the TD Bank Sports Center against the Bears.

Scouting The Bears
Brown is currently 8-12-4 overall and 6-10-1 in ECAC Hockey play. The Bears defeated St. Lawrence last Saturday, 5-1, to hault a five-game losing streak. Jack Mclellan leads the Bears in goals (14), assists (17) and points (31) while Harry Zolnierczyk has also tallied double figures in goals (11) and assists (14) for 25 points. Mike Clemente has logged a majority of the minutes between the pipes for Brown and carries a 6-9-4 win-loss record with a .900 save percentage and a 3.18 goals-against average.

The 59th Annual Walter Brown Award
Quinnipiac sophomore Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.) has been announced as one of 15 semifinalists for the prestigious Walter Brown Award, given annually by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston. The award, now in its 59th year, honors the top American-born NCAA Division I men's ice hockey player in New England. Hartzell was one of five players from ECAC Hockey announced as semifinalist, and one of four goalies on the list. The sophomore goalie has had a break-out season, posting a 10-5-4 record with a .926 save percentage and a 2.28 goals-against average.