March 5, 2011

Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Goes For ECAC Hockey Tournament Series Sweep Against Brown At 7 PM

ECAC Hockey Championship First Round
Friday, March 4 - Sunday, March 6 - Best-of-Three
No. 8 Quinnipiac University vs. No. 9 Brown University
TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn.

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<a href="http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=7562551352" mce_href="http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=7562551352" >ECAC Hockey Tournament First Round - Game 2: No. 8 Quinnipiac vs. No. 9 Brown</a>

Home Ice Advantage
The eighth-seeded Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team goes for the ECAC Hockey Tournament First Round Series sweep tonight against Brown. Last night, the Bobcats rolled to a 4-0 win behind a 22-save shutout from junior goalie Dan Clarke while four different Quinnipiac skaters scored in the victory.

Playoff Format
Rensselaer, Princeton, Clarkson and Quinnipiac will host first round series while Union, Yale, Dartmouth and Cornell received first round byes and will host quarterfinal series. Next weekend's Quarterfinal pairings will be made after the first round series with No. 1 Union hosting the highest remaining seed; No. 2 Yale will host the second-highest remaining seed; No. 3 Dartmouth will host the third-highest remaining seed and No. 4 Cornell hosting the fourth-highest remaining seed. The ECAC Hockey Championship Semifinals and Championship Game will be played on March 18 & 19 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.

ECAC Hockey Championship Tournament History
Including last night's win, the Bobcats hold an 17-11 all-time record in the ECAC Hockey Championship tournament. The Bobcats' carry an 11-2 record in the first round of the tournament, including an 9-2 record at the TD Bank Sports Center, while posting a 5-8 mark in quarterfinal games. Quinnipiac is 1-0 in semifinal games and 0-1 in the championship game. Quinnipiac's most successful postseason came in 2007 when the Bobcats swept Union at home before upsetting Cornell at Lynah Rink in two games in the quarterfinals. Quinnipiac continued their run, knocking off St. Lawrence, 4-0, in the semifinals before falling to Clarkson in the Championship Game, 4-2. Quinnipiac led in that game, 2-0.

All-Time Against Brown
With last night's victory, Quinnipiac is now 9-4-2 in 15 games all-time against Brown. Both ties occurred this season, 3-3 in Providence on Nov. 15 and 2-2 in Hamden on Feb. 19. Quinnipiac won seven of the first nine meetings between the two teams, but have posted a 2-2-2 record in their last six meetings. Quinnipiac is 5-1-1 all-time at the TD Bank Sports Center against the Bears and 3-0-0 all-time in the ECAC Hockey Tournament.

Last Time Out
In last night's 4-0 win, Jeremy Langlois' goal to put Quinnipiac on the board, just 15 seconds into the game, was the second fastest in Quinnipiac and ECAC Hockey Tournament History.

First For Everything
Yuri Bouharevich, Zach Hansen and Kellen Jones all scored their first career ECAC Hockey Tournament goals in the Bobcats win last night.

Spreading The Wealth
While no single player turned in a multi-point night, 10 different Bobcats collected points in QU's 4-0 win against Brown. Ben Arnt, Mike Dalhuisen, Scott Zurevinski, Connor Jones, Russell Goodman and Loren Barron all picked up assists.

LB From The Blue Line
Loren Barron pushed his team-leading assist total to 16 with an apple on Jeremy Langlois' goal against Brown on Friday night. Barron is the first Quinnipiac defenseman since former All-American Reid Cashman to lead the team in assists.