Quinnipiac Bobcats (12-7-4, 4-4-3 ECAC Hockey) at
Brown Bears (6-7-1, 3-4-0 ECAC Hockey)
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 - 7 PM
Meehan Auditorium • Providence, R.I.
Series vs. Brown: 10-4-2
Record at Home vs. Brown: 8-1-1 (6-1-1 @ TD Bank Sports Center)
Record On The Road vs. Brown: 2-3-1
Last Time QU Faced Brown: W, 4-0 (Mar. 5, 2011 (ECAC Hockey Tournament First Round - Hamden, Conn.)
Last Quinnipiac Win Against Brown: W, 4-0 (Mar. 5, 2011 (ECAC Hockey Tournament First Round - Hamden, Conn.)
Last Quinnipiac Win Against Brown at Meehan Auditorium: W, 5-1 (Jan. 30, 2009)
Current Streak vs. Brown: Won 2; Unbeaten in five straight (3-0-2)
Audio: AM 1220 WQUN
Live Stats: www.BrownBears.com
After a thrilling 2-1 upset of No. 20 Yale on Friday, Jan. 6, the Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team heads to Providence, R.I. to take on ECAC Hockey foe Brown at 7 p.m. at Meehan Auditorium. Bill Schweizer and Chris Kotsopoulos will have the call on AM 1220 WQUN. Bobcat fans can access the live audiostream on the web at www.WQUN.com or by clicking the "Audio" link at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.
On The Air
Friday night's game against New Haven County rival Yale, originally scheduled to air live on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), will instead by replayed at a later date. Bobcat fans should refer to the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com, for that announcement as well as the latest news, scores and highlights.
Live video for Saturday's games can be accessed at brownbears.com. Live stats are also available.
On The Airwaves
Paul Pacelli and Chris Kotsopoulos will have the call on AM 1220 WQUN. Bobcat fans can access the live audiostream on the web at www.WQUN.com or by clicking the "Audio" link at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.
All-Time Against Brown
Quinnipiac and Brown have squared-off 16 times since their first meeting on Jan.6, 2006, with Quinnipiac posting a 10-4-2 record against the Bears. The two teams traded wins over their first four games, with the home team winning each. Quinnipiac then won five straight in the match-up before Brown won two straight. Quinnipiac has held the edge in the last five games, posting a 3-0-2 mark, which also included a pair of 4-0 victories in a sweep of last season's ECAC Hockey Tournament First Round series. Quinnipiac is 8-1-1 all-time at home, including a 6-1-1 mark at the TD Bank Sports Center, and 2-3-1 all-time at Brown's Meehan Auditorium. Quinnipiac's last win at Meehan Auditorium was on Jan. 30, 2009.
Scouting The Bears
Brown is currently 6-7-1 overall and 3-4-0 in ECAC Hockey after a 3-2 loss to Princeton on Friday, Jan. 16. After opening the season at 3-2, Brown struggled to find the win column in its next five games (0-4-1). After a 5-3 loss to Yale on Dec. 1, Brown has rattled off three straight victories, with wins coming against Yale (6-4), New Hampshire (5-2) and Providence (5-2). Senior Jack Maclellan leads Brown in goals (8) and points (15) while freshman Ryan Jacobson is close behind with seven goals and six assists for 13 points. Sophomore Matt Wahl has tallied a team-high 10 assists for the year, while also scoring twice, for 12 points. In goal, Mike Clemente is 5-7-1 with a .908 save percentage and a 2.54 goals-against average.
Last Time Out For The Bobcats
The Bobcats shook off a 0-1-1 weekend against Nebraska Omaha with a 2-1 upset of nationally-ranked New Haven county rival No. 20 Yale on Friday, Jan. 6. Kevin Bui scored his second goal in his last three starts while Loren Barron also converted on the power play against the nation's top penalty kill unit. Zack Currie assisted on both goals, while Cory Hibbeler and Connor Jones also had assists, and Eric Hartzell stopped 25 of Yale's 26 shots on goal for the win.
Killing The Elis' Penalty Kill
Heading into Friday night's match-up, Yale had allowed just three power-play goals in 54 chances before Loren Barron scored the eventual game-winner in the second period with the Bobcats skating with a man advantage.
No Booing Bui
Kevin Bui entered the 2011-12 season having played just 20 games across two seasons without scoring a goal. The locker room favorite has now scored twice in his last three starts after his tally put Quinnipiac on the board against Yale on Friday night.
Hartzy Is Looking Really Good
Eric Hartzell stopped 25-of-26 shots on goal by Yale on Friday night, and became just the second goalie this season to hold the Bulldogs to fewer than two goals. Hartzell has now held the opposition to two or fewer goals in nine of his last 10 starts.
Shaking The Ingalls' Curse
Quinnipiac entered Friday night's game at Ingalls Rink having lost three straight on Yale's home ice. Quinnipiac's last win at Ingalls came on January 12, 2008 when Bud Fisher posted the only shutout in the series' history in a 3-0 win.
First Half Notes
Quinnipiac headed into the annual Holiday Break in third place in the ECAC Hockey standings with nine points (3-4-3) with an overall record of 11-6-3 after posting a five-game unbeaten streak (4-0-1).
First Half All-ECAC Hockey
Jeremy Langlois was highlighted by Joe Gladziszewski as one of six players selected to InsideCollegeHockey.com's "INCH's First Half All-ECAC Hockey Team". Langlois currently leads Quinnipiac in goals (12) and points (20) in 21 games played.
A December To Remember
Yuri Bouharevich (Montreal, Quebec) led all Bobcats with three goals and three assists for six points for the month of December. Bouharevich had the game-winner with 2.4 seconds remaining in Quinnipiac's 3-2 win against RPI on Dec. 3 and also had the go-ahead goal in Friday's 2-2 tie against Nebraska Omaha.
Tough Way To End A Streak
Prior to letting up four goals against Nebraska Omaha on Saturday, Dec. 31, goalie Eric Hartzell had run his struck of consecutive games in which he held the Bobcats' opponent to two or fewer goals to eight games.
Protect This House
In 11 games this season at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center, Quinnipiac is 8-1-2 (.818).
Quinnipiac is also 8-3-1 against all non-ECAC Hockey opponents this season.
Quinnipiac currently ranks 25th nationally in scoring offense with 71 goals in 23 games for a 3.09 per game average.
The Bobcats rank seventh nationally after allowing 2.17 goals per game through its first 23 games.
Quinnipiac's 0.91 scoring margin (71-to-50 goals) rank 11th in NCAA Division I hockey.
Quinnipiac has successfully killed 86 of 97 penalties through its first 23 games for 88.7%, good for 5th in NCAA Division I hockey. The Bobcats also have three short-handed goals to their credit.
Contact: Ken Sweeten (firstname.lastname@example.org)