Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Faces No. 13 RPI On Saturday, Feb. 26 At 7 PM

Quinnipiac University (13-13-7, 6-9-6 ECAC Hockey) at
No. 13/14 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (19-10-4, 11-9-1 ECAC Hockey)
Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 - 7 p.m.
Houston Field House - Troy, N.Y.

On The Air
AM 1220 WQUN
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www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com

Paul Pacelli - Play-by-play
Todd Carroll - Color Commentary

Final Regular Season Match-Up
Quinnipiac will face Rensselaer Polytechnic Instititute on the final day of the ECAC Hockey regular season on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Houston Field House in Troy, N.Y. at 7 p.m. Quinnipiac is coming off a 2-2 tie with No. 5 last night while RPI lost to Princeton, 4-3. Saturday night's game has tournament implications for both teams as the Bobcats are trying to lock up home ice in the first round of the ECAC Hockey Championships and RPI is seeking a first round bye.

Playoff Picture
Three teams, Union, Yale and Dartmouth, have locked up a first round bye, while Cornell, Princeton and Rensselaer can also sneak into the fourth spot to secure a first round bye. Quinnipiac can finish no higher than seventh and no lower than ninth in the ECAC Hockey final standings. The Bobcats will be home for the first round unless they lose to RPI on Saturday, and Clarkson wins or ties and Brown wins. Harvard, St. Lawrence and Colgate fill out the final three spots and will travel for the first round.

Multimedia Information
Paul Pacelli and Todd Carroll will have the call tonight, which can be heard by tuning your dial to WQUN 1220 AM. Bobcat fans can also direct their browsers to www.WQUN.com or the Official Athletics Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.

All-Time Against Rensselaer
Quinnipiac and RPI have met 16 times since their first match-up on Oct. 16, 1999, with the Bobcats posting a 5-6-5 all-time record against the Engineers. Quinnipiac and RPI skated to a 3-3 tie on Saturday, Feb. 5. The Bobcats lost the first four meetings before posting a seven-game undefeated streak (5-0-2) against RPI from 2006 through 2009. Quinnipiac has not defeated RPI in their last four meetings (0-2-2) and are 4-5-1 all-time at Houston Field House.

Scouting The Engineers
RPI is currently 19-10-4 overall and 11-9-1 in ECAC Hockey. The Engineers are currently ranked 13th in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll and 14th in the USCHO.com Division I poll. In 15 games at the Houston Field House, the Engineers carry a 12-4-0 record. Chase Polacek leads the team in goals (18), assists (26) and points (44), while his goal and point totals lead ECAC Hockey. Tyler Helrich (13-20--33) and Nick Bailen (8-25--33) give the Dutchmen three 30-point scorers for the year. In goal, Allen York is 17-8-3 with an ECAC Hockey leading, and second-best nationally, 2.06 goals-against average.

Last Time Out
John Dunbar and Brooks Robinson both scored as Quinnipiac rallied back from a two-goal deficit to tie No. 5 Union, 2-2, at Messa Rink on Friday night. Connor Jones had two assists, while twin brother Kellen Jones and Loren Barron also picked up assists. Dan Clarke made his first start since Dec. 4 and stopped 31 of 33 shots on goal in the tie.

ECAC Hockey Tournament Seeding Scenarios
Union -
Seeded 1st with a win.
Seeded 1st with a tie and a Yale loss or tie.
Seeded 1st with a loss and a Yale loss.
Seeded 2nd with a tie and a Yale win.
Seeded 2nd with a loss and a Yale win or tie.

Yale -
Seeded 1st with a win and a Union loss or tie.
Seeded 1st with a tie and a Union loss.
Seeded 2nd with a win and a Union win.
Seeded 2nd with a tie and a Union win or tie.
Seeded 2nd with a loss.

Dartmouth -
Seeded 3rd with a win or a tie.
Seeded 3rd with a loss and a Cornell loss or tie.
Seeded 4th with a loss and a Cornell win.

Cornell -
Seeded 3rd with a win and a Dartmouth loss.
Seeded 4th with a win and a Dartmouth win or tie.
Seeded 4th with a tie and a Princeton loss or tie.
Seeded 4th with a loss, a Princeton loss, and a Rensselaer loss or tie.
Seeded 5th with a tie and a Princeton win.
Seeded 5th with a loss, a Princeton win or tie, and a Rensselaer loss or tie.
Seeded 5th with a loss, a Princeton loss, and a Rensselaer win.
Seeded 6th with a loss, a Princeton win or tie, and a Rensselaer win.

Princeton -
Seeded 4th with a win and a Cornell loss or tie.
Seeded 4th with a tie, a Cornell loss, and a Rensselaer loss or tie.
Seeded 5th with a win and a Cornell win.
Seeded 5th with a tie, a Cornell loss, and a Rensselaer win.
Seeded 5th with a tie, a Cornell win or tie, and a Rensselaer loss or tie.
Seeded 5th with a loss and a Rensselaer loss.
Seeded 6th with a tie, a Cornell win or tie, and a Rensselaer win.
Seeded 6th with a loss and a Rensselaer win or tie.

Rensselaer -
Seeded 4th with a win, a Cornell loss, and a Princeton loss or tie.
Seeded 5th with a win, a Cornell loss, and a Princeton win.
Seeded 5th with a win, a Cornell win or tie, and a Princeton loss or tie.
Seeded 5th with a tie and a Princeton loss.
Seeded 6th with a win, a Cornell win or tie, and a Princeton win.
Seeded 6th with a tie and a Princeton win or tie.
Seeded 6th with a loss.

Quinnipiac -
Seeded 7th with a win.
Seeded 7th with a tie and a Clarkson loss or tie.
Seeded 7th with a loss, a Clarkson loss, and a Brown loss or tie.
Seeded 8th with a tie and a Clarkson win.
Seeded 8th with a loss, a Clarkson loss, and a Brown win.
Seeded 8th with a loss, a Clarkson win or tie, and a Brown loss or tie.
Seeded 9th with a loss, a Clarkson win or tie, and a Brown win.


Clarkson -
Seeded 7th with a win and a Quinnipiac loss or tie.
Seeded 7th with a tie and a Quinnipiac loss.
Seeded 8th with a win and a Quinnipiac win.
Seeded 8th with a tie and a Quinnipiac win or tie.
Seeded 8th with a loss and a Brown loss or tie.
Seeded 9th with a loss and a Brown win.

Brown -
Seeded 7th with a win, a Quinnipiac loss, and a Clarkson loss.
Seeded 8th with a win, a Quinnipiac win or tie, and a Clarkson loss.
Seeded 8th with a win, a Quinnipiac loss, and a Clarkson win or tie.
Seeded 9th with a win, a Quinnipiac win or tie, and a Clarkson win or tie.
Seeded 9th with a loss or a tie.

Harvard -
Seeded 10th with a win or a tie.
Seeded 11th with a loss.

St. Lawrence -
Seeded 10th with a win.
Seeded 11th with a loss or a tie.

Colgate -
Seeded 12th.