HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac men's ice hockey junior Jeremy Langlois' (Tempe, Ariz.) natural hat trick led the Bobcats to a 7-1 win against Canisius in a non-conference match-up at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center.
Langlois' natural hat trick was the first at Quinnipiac since Mike Atkinson scored three straight against Clarkson on Nov. 6, 2009. Langlois added an assist for the first four-point game since Loren Barron (Glendora, Calif.) did it against Nebraska-Omaha on Dec. 30, 2010. The Bobcats, as a team, tied the program record with four power-play goals as they went 4-for-7 with the man-advantage.
Eleven different Quinnipiac players registered a point, while five had multiple-points. Connor Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) had three assists in the game, while Zach Davies (Smithers, British Columbia) had two. Kellen Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) and Scott Zurevinski (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) both had a goal and an assist in the win as well. Barron and Ben Arnt (Oakland, Minn.) added goals, while John Dunbar (Calgary, Alberta), Zach Tolkinen (Lino Lakes, Minn.), Mike Dalhuisen (Nymegen, Holland), Matthew Peca (Petawawa, Ontario) and Zach Tolkinen (Lino Lakes, Minn.) all had assists.
The Bobcats took a two-goal lead early in the first period after Kellen Jones scored his first goal of the season less than two minutes into the game. Barron followed as he scored Quinnipiac's first of four power-play goals just three minutes later. Zurevinski tallied his first point of the year on a goal at the 2:06 mark of the second period before Arnt scored on a breakaway to give Quinnipiac its second four-goal lead in its last three games.
After four-unanswered Bobcat goals, Canisius' Kyle Gibbons put the Griffins on the board at the 7:18 mark of the season period. It was all the offense that the Griffs could muster before Langlois scored three straight over the final eight minutes of the second period and the first four minutes of the final frame.
Canisius goalie Dan Morrison made 30 saves in the game while Quinnipiac's Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.) was seemingly untested as the Bobcats' defense held the Griffins to just eight shots in the game. Walk-on Jake Whiting (Norfolk, Mass.) made his first collegiate appearance, playing the final 3:41 of the game without seeing a shot on goal.
Quinnipiac and Canisius will conclude their two-game series on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. at the High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.
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