November 11, 2011

No. 19 Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Hosts Clarkson, St. Lawrence This Weekend

No. 19 Quinnipiac University (7-3-1, 1-1-1 ECAC Hockey) vs
Clarkson University (6-2-2, 2-0-0 ECAC Hockey)
Nov. 11, 2011 • 7 PM 
High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center • Hamden, Conn.
Series vs. Clarkson: 7-8-0
Last Time QU Faced Clarkson: W, 3-2 (Jan. 28, 2011, Potsdam, N.Y.)
Last Quinnipiac Win vs. Clarkson: W, 3-2 (Jan. 28, 2011, Potsdam, N.Y.)


St. Lawrence University (1-5-0, 1-1-0 ECAC Hockey)

Nov. 12, 2011 • 4 PM
High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center • Hamden, Conn.
Series vs. St. Lawrence: 5-8-3
Last Time QU Faced St. Lawrence: T, 2-2 (Jan. 29, 2011, Canton, N.Y.)
Last Quinnipiac Win vs. Harvard: W, 5-0 (Feb. 12, 2010, Canton, N.Y.)

Audio:
AM 1220 WQUN
Video: www.QuinnipiacBobcats.tv

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Back To The Bank
The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team returns home following a five-game road trip to host Clarkson on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. and St. Lawrence on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center.

On The Air
Paul Pacelli will have the call on Friday night against Clarkson while Bill Schweizer will have the play-by-play on Saturday night. Both men will be joined by Chris Kotsopoulos providing color commentary. The broadcast can be heard on AM 1220 WQUN, or by click on the "Audio" link at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com. 

The Last Time The Bobcats Were On The Ice
Quinnipiac tied Harvard, 2-2, at the Bright Hockey Center on Saturday, Nov. 5. Jeremy Langlois scored his team-leading ninth goal of the year while Cory Hibbeler added his third. 

Offensive Firepower
Quinnipiac saw its streak of consecutive games with four or more goals end against Harvard on Saturday. The Bobcats' nine-game streak through Friday's 5-4 loss to Harvard was the fourth longest in Quinnipiac history.

The Bobcats In The Polls
Quinnipiac men's ice hockey is in the Top 20 in the USCHO.com Division I poll for the third straight week, as announced on Monday, Nov. 7. The Bobcats are ranked 19th in the USCHO.com poll, 15th in the INCH Power Rankings and received 24 votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll. 

Rookie Point Streak
Freshman phenom Matthew Peca has registered a point in 10 straight games, the second longest for a freshman in Quinnipiac history, trailing only Ben Nelson's 12-game streak in 2005.

All-Time Against Clarkson
Quinnipiac and Clarkson have met 15 times since their first meeting on Feb. 8, 2000, with the Golden Knights holding a slight edge with wins in eight of the 15 contests. Quinnipiac won the last meeting between the two teams, a 3-2 victory in Potsdam, N.Y., following back-to-back losses in their two previous meetings.

Scouting The Golden Knights
Clarkson is currently 6-2-2 overall and 1-1-0 in ECAC Hockey. Last weekend, the Golden Knights defeated Rensselaer, 4-1, before losing to Union, 3-1. Clarkson is currently receiving 53 votes in the USCHO.com Poll, which would slot them in the No. 21 spot, and three votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll. Louke Oakley leads Clarkson in goals (six) and points (12) while Nick Tremblay has also scored six goals. Sam Labrecque leads the team with seven assists.

All-Time Against St. Lawrence
In 16 meetings all-time between the two teams, St. Lawrence has won eight, with three more ending in ties. Quinnipiac's last two wins came during the 2009-10 season as the Bobcats took the home-and-away series against the Saints. The Bobcats have not been victorious since, losing 6-4 in Hamden on Dec. 3, 2010 before playing to a draw on Jan. 29, 2010 in Canton, N.Y.

Scouting The Saints
St. Lawrence has got off to a slow start at 1-5-0 overall and 1-1-0 in ECAC Hockey play. St. Lawrence lost its first five games, including a 2-0 loss to Union, before blanking RPI, 2-0, in their last time out.  Kyle  Flanagan leads SLU in goals (five) and points (10) while Greg Carey has passed out a team-best six assists.

That's  Fast, But Not The Fastest
Against Dartmouth, Spencer Heichman and John Dunbar scored a pair of goals just 26 seconds apart. The two goals were the fastest at Quinnipiac since Oct. 8, 2009 when Eric Lampe and Brandon Wong scored a pair of goals 17 seconds apart in a 4-2 win against Ohio State.